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  • 79th Fighter Squadron

    The 79th Fighter Squadron traces its history back to February 1918, when it was first organized as the 79th Aero Squadron. The unit inactivated from November 1918 until April 1933, when it became the 79th Pursuit Squadron, flying the Boeing P-12 at Barksdale Field, La. From 1940 to 1942, the squadron trained combat pilots and flew the P-40 Warhawk
  • 823rd RED HORSE Squadron

    The 823rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers (RED HORSE) provides the Air Force with a highly mobile civil engineer response force to support contingency and special operations worldwide. This squadron is capable of rapid response and independent operations capable of 30 days self-sufficient in remote, high-threat
  • F-16CM Fighting Falcon

    F-16CM Fighting FalconPublished September 2, 2015MissionPrimary weapons system of the 20th Fighter Wing, the Lockheed-Martin F-16CM Fighting Falcon Block 50 model is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in more than 30 years of operations including air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It
  • SHAW AIR FORCE BASE

    Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., is home to the 20th Fighter Wing, and headquarters, Ninth Air Force, U.S. Air Forces Central, Third Army and U.S. Army Central. The 20th FW is a unit of Ninth AF and Air Combat Command. With responsibility for the installation as host unit, the 20th FW supports nearly 30 associated units.The base is located on more than
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