Darby Perrin creates two new paintings for USAF Art Collection

Painting unveiling helps commemorate AF Reserve history

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Darby unvieling painting

(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joel McCullough

Senior Master Sgt. Darby Perrin, an Air Force artist from the 465th Air Refueling Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, unveils his painting at the Dawn Patrol Rendezvous event held at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Ohio, Oct. 1, 2016. The painting depicts 1st Lt. Charles d’Olive’s victory over three German fighter planes during World War I.

Commander unveils Deepwater Horizon painting
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Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, chief of the Air Force Reserve, Senior Master Sgt. Darby Perrin, and Gen. Carlton D. Everhart III, Air Mobility Command commander, unveil the painting “Deepwater Horizon” at the 48th annual Air Mobility Command and Airlift/Tanker Association Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee. The painting, created by Perrin, is the newest addition to the Air Force Art Program depicts two C-130H Hercules Modular Aerial Spray Systems and Citizen Airmen from the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, in the cleanup effort following the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Photos & Text courtesy of, 445th Airlift Wing Public Affairs / Published October 20, 2016