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  • Low and slow: 79 FS trains with Civil Air Patrol

    Six thousand feet in the air, the world seems calm.Clouds hang lazily in the sky, sometimes drifting across the glare of the sun, and no other soul is around for miles.Then, a voice speaks from the radio.“Aircraft 15 miles north of Andrews, South Carolina. This is an armed defense fighter - you are

  • 79th ‘Tigers’ take on Checkered Flag 24-2, WSEP

    The U.S. Air Force 79th Fighter and Fighter Generation Squadron ‘Tigers’ took part in Checkered Flag 24-2 and the Weapons System Evaluation Program (WSEP) at Tyndall Air Force Base from May 9-22, 2024. These exercises aimed to enhance air combat readiness alongside 5th generation aircraft and

  • 79th 'Tigers' take on first-ever Bamboo Eagle

    The U.S. Air Force 79th Fighter and Fighter Generation Squadron “Tigers” forward deployed directly from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, to March Air Reserve Base, California, to participate in the first iteration of Bamboo Eagle (BE) alongside sister branches and allied nations Jan. 29- Feb. 2, 2024.

  • 20th FW hosts Red Flag 21-2

    Multiple times a year, the world’s top air forces come together to prove their combat capabilities over almost 3 million acres of desert at the Nevada Test and Training Range. The 20th Fighter Wing is scheduled to host Red Flag 21-2 from March 8-19 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

  • 20th FW MCAT tackles ACE at JBC

    Airmen from the 79th Fighter and Fighter Generation Squadrons, also known as the Tigers, in addition to the 20th Logistics Readiness, Component Maintenance, Operations Support and Equipment Maintenance Squadrons, simulated a forward operating base during an agile combat employment exercise at Joint

  • MacDill to integrate training with Shaw AFB

    Aircrews with the 91st Air Refueling Squadron, maintainers with the 6th Maintenance Group and Airmen with the 6th Operations Support Squadron along with four KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, are scheduled to travel to Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, at the end of November to conduct an integrated

  • 20th MXG develops F-16 augmented reality

    Sometimes the pathway to innovation isn’t straightforward.The 20th Maintenance Group is working to bring the future to the here, the now, and the proven F-16 Viper, by getting technology more involved in the way they train their maintainers.

  • Team Shaw safely deploys Tigers

    U.S. Airmen and equipment assigned to the 79th Fighter Squadron, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and other supporting units deployed as part of a scheduled rotation to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.