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Press Release: 79th FS to participate in CA, CF exercises

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- The 79th Fighter Squadron is scheduled to participate in exercises Combat Archer 18-2 and Checkered Flag 18-1 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Nov. 6 - 17.

CA 18-2 provides participating pilots an opportunity to practice air-to-air missile testing, while CF 18-1 is a large-force employment, live-fly exercise focusing on integrating 4th and 5th generation fighter aircraft, including both offensive counter air and defensive counter air elements. Other airframes involved in CF 18-1 include the: F-15C Eagle, F-15E Strike Eagle, F-16CM Fighting Falcon, F-22 Raptor, F-35A Lightning II, and the E-3 Sentry. Air Combat Command exercise programs such as CA and CF are designed to ensure lethal, ready air superiority.

Questions or concerns regarding the 79th FS’s participation in the exercise can be directed to the 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at 20FWPublicAffairs@us.af.mil or 803-895-2015. Other questions regarding the exercises can be directed to the 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at Tyndall AFB at 850-283-2126.