Entries by admin

550th Fighter Squadron “Silver Eagles” reactivated

By Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy, 173rd Fighter Wing KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. — The active duty Air Force detachment based here is now officially designated as the 550th Fighter Squadron following an activation ceremony at Kingsley Field, July 21, 2017. In 2014, the detachment was activated as a part of the Total Force Integration (TFI), which […]

494 Fighter Squadron “Panthers” Pride of Juniper Falcon

By Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew, 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Uvda Air Base, Uvda, Israel — Twelve F-15E Strike Eagles along with 262 Airmen attached to the 48th Fighter Wing, 494th Fighter Squadron from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England deployed to Israel in support of exercise Juniper Falcon from May 7 – 22, 2017. The 494th […]

493 Fighter Squadron receives Raytheon Trophy

By Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield, 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs ROYAL AIR BASE LAKENHEATH, England — The coveted Raytheon Trophy was awarded to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, May 13, during a celebration at the Duxford Imperial War Museum, England. Every year, fighter squadrons across the Air Force are judged on their performance across specified mission sets, […]

Medal of Honor recipient Leo K. Thorsness dies at age 85

Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Leo Thorsness, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during a dogfight over North Vietnam and who later spent six years in the enemy prison camp known as the “Hanoi Hilton,” died May 2 at a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. He was 85. The Congressional Medal of […]

Eagle Theater Security Package arrived in Europe / Leeuwarden AB

The 122nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, comprised of Louisiana and Florida Air National Guard members, arrive to Europe to participate as part of a Theater Security Package at Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands, March 28, 2017. While in country, the 122nd EFS will also particpate in Frisian Flag, one of Europe’s largest aerial warfare exercises. For two […]

493 FS Reapers wrap-up Red Flag 17-2

By Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield, 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 493rd Fighter Squadron, along with supporting units and equipment from the 48th Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, completed Red Flag 17-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, March 10. During the two-week exercise, the squadron flew […]