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F-16CM Fighting Falcons are multi-role fighter aircraft used by 20th Fighter Wing pilots assigned at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. Wild Weasels train for next fight
As Air Force pilots navigate hostile skies at break-neck speeds overseas, they must rely on their past experiences and home station training to fight opposing forces and survive.
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2017
U.S. Air Force veterans gather during an F-16 Viper Demonstration Team practice at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., June 23, 2017. The practice gave the veterans, former Wild Weasels, a close-up look at the F-16CM Fighting Falcon, the aircraft Shaw currently uses to carry out the suppression of enemy air defenses mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) Former Wild Weasels visit Shaw
Approximately 60 veterans visited, June 22 to 25, to celebrate the 52nd Wild Weasel anniversary and reconnect with each other.
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2017
An SA-8 Gecko “Land Roll” launcher surface-to-air missile system sits on the flightline at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 20, 2017. The Russian-built SA-8 gave Airmen an insight into the 20th Fighter Wing’s suppression of enemy air defenses mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kelsey Tucker) An up-close look at the 20th FW mission
An Airman crawls in through the hatch of a vehicle and ducks into the darkness below. It is a confined space filled with buttons and knobs, switches and panels, each of them marked by a series of unknown symbols and strange lettering, and it smells like the inside of a military surplus store.Airmen assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing were treated to
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2017
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