The 325th Fighter Wing is responsible for training F-15 pilots and maintenance personnel for worldwide combat. Wing personnel also manage the south-eastern air combat manoeuvring instrumentation range and provide mission-ready F-15 air superiority forces in support of Commander in Chief North American Aerospace Defense Command/l st Air Force contingency plans. The wing is composed of the 1 st, 2nd and 95th Fighter Squadrons.
The wing was activated at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., in July 1981 as the 325th Fighter Weapons Wing. Its heritage was enriched by adoption of the emblems, awards and history of its predecessor, the 325th Fighter Group “Checkertail Clan” of World War II fame.
With the activation of the unit at Tyndall in July 1981 as the 325th Fighter Weapons Wing, the wing accomplished the operations, test and evaluation and maintenance portions of the complex United States Air Force Air Defense Weapons Center mission, which was directly related to combat readiness training for air defense. Primary aircraft were the F-106 and T-33.
On Oct. 15,1983, it was redesignated the 325th Tactical Training Wing, and assumed its air superiority training responsibilities as part of the United States Air Force Air Defense Weapons Center. The wing began receiving the F-15 Eagle in April 1984.
When the United States Air Force Air Defense Weapons Center was inactivated Sept. 12, 1991, the 325th Tactical Training Wing assumed the role as installation host. It was redesignated the 325th Fighter Wing Oct. 1, 1991