Formation flight commemorates anniversaries

Formation flight commemorates anniversaries

A four-ship formation of 20th Fighter Wing (FW) F-16CM Fighting Falcons fly off the coast of South Carolina, July 21, 2017, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 55th Fighter Squadron (FS.) The formation consisted of flagship aircraft from the 20th FW, the 55th, 77th and 79th FSs. The 20th FW, which celebrated its 70th anniversary July 28, will also celebrate the 100th anniversaries of the 77th and 79th FSs in February 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

Formation flight commemorates anniversaries

A four-ship formation of 20th Fighter Wing(FW) F-16CM Fighting Falcons fly off the coast of South Carolina, July 21, 2017, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 55th Fighter Squadron’s (FS) activation. The 55th FS has been assigned to the 20th FW 20th Operations Group at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., since 1994. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

Formation flight commemorates anniversaries

The 79th Fighter Squadron (FS) and 20th Fighter Wing flagship F-16CM Fighting Falcons fly as part of a four-ship formation July 21, 2017, over South Carolina. The flight commemorated the 100th anniversary of the 55th FS, which was activated Aug. 9, 1917, as the 55th Aero Squadron, Kelly Field, Texas. The 79th FS will celebrate its 100th anniversary in February 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

Formation flight commemorates anniversaries

Two 20th Fighter Wing (FW) F-16CM Fighting Falcons veer out of formation during a flight over Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., July 21, 2017. In commemoration of the 55th Fighter Squadron’s (FS) 100th anniversary, Aug. 9, 2017, the flight formation included flagship aircraft from the 20th FW, the 55th, 77th and 79th FSs. The 77th and 79th FSs will celebrate their 100th anniversaries in Feburary 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

Formation flight commemorates anniversaries

A four-ship formation of 20th Fighter Wing (FW) F-16CM Fighting Falcons fly over Shaw Air Force Base (AFB,) S.C., July 21, 2017, in commemoration of the 55th Fighter Squadron’s 100th anniversary. The squadron was activated Aug. 9, 1917, at Kelly Field, Texas, as the 55th Aero Squadron and has been assigned to Shaw AFB since 1994. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

A 20th Fighter Wing (FW) F-16CM Fighting Falcon is prepared for take off at Shaw Air Force Base (AFB,) S.C., July 21, 2017. Flagship aircraft from the 20th FW, the 55th, 77th and 79th Fighter Squadrons (FS) flew a four-ship formation flight in commemoration of the 55th FS’s 100th anniverary,which was celebrated Aug. 9, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

A 20th Fighter Wing (FW) F-16CM Fighting Falcon is prepared for take off at Shaw Air Force Base (AFB,) S.C., July 21, 2017. Flagship aircraft from the 20th FW, the 55th, 77th and 79th Fighter Squadrons (FS) flew a four-ship formation flight in commemoration of the 55th FS’s 100th anniverary,which was celebrated Aug. 9, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

The flagship F-16CM Fighting Falcon from the 79th Fighter Squadron (FS) takes off at Shaw Air Force Base (AFB,) S.C., July 21, 2017. The 79th FS, which initially moved to Shaw AFB in October 1946, will celebrate its 100th anniversary in Feburary 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

The flagship F-16CM Fighting Falcon from the 79th Fighter Squadron (FS) takes off at Shaw Air Force Base (AFB,) S.C., July 21, 2017. The 79th FS, which initially moved to Shaw AFB in October 1946, will celebrate its 100th anniversary in Feburary 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

The 77th Fighter Squadron’s (FS) flagship F-16CM Fighting Falcon flies over the South Carolina coast July 21, 2017, as part of a formation flight to commemorate  the 100th anniversary of the 55th FS. The 77th FS, originally organized as the 77th Aero Squadron at Waco Field, Texas, will celebrate its 100th anniversary Feb. 20, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

The 77th Fighter Squadron’s (FS) flagship F-16CM Fighting Falcon flies over the South Carolina coast July 21, 2017, as part of a formation flight to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 55th FS. The 77th FS, originally organized as the 77th Aero Squadron at Waco Field, Texas, will celebrate its 100th anniversary Feb. 20, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 55th Fighter Squadron “Shooters,” 20th Fighter Wing flagship aircraft flew a four-ship formation over South Carolina, July 21. The 20th FW, which celebrated its 70th anniversary July 28, will also celebrate the 100th anniversaries of the 77th and 79th FSs in February 2018.