388th Fighter Wing

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The 388th Fighter Wing (388FW) is a United States Air Force unit assigned to the Air Combat Command Twelfth Air Force.wikipedia
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4th Fighter Squadron

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4th Fighter Squadron (4 FS)
The 4th Fighter Squadron, "Fighting Fuujins" is part of the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

421st Fighter Squadron

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421st Fighter Squadron (421 FS)
The 421st Fighter Squadron is part of the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

Twelfth Air Force

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The 388th Fighter Wing (388FW) is a United States Air Force unit assigned to the Air Combat Command Twelfth Air Force. The wing was reorganized at McConnell AFB, Kansas, under the Twelfth Air Force, as a tenant unit under the provisional 4347th Combat Training Wing.
388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah (F-35A)

388th Operations Group

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388th Operations Group (388 OG)
The 388th Operations Group (388 OG) is the flying component of the 388th Fighter Wing, assigned to the Air Combat Command Twelfth Air Force.

Tactical Air Command

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On 23 November 1953, the 388th Fighter-Bomber Wing was activated as part of Tactical Air Command.
388th Fighter Bomber Wing

Hill Air Force Base

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The unit is stationed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
388th Fighter Wing (388 FW) of the Air Combat Command

Air Combat Command

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The 388th Fighter Wing (388FW) is a United States Air Force unit assigned to the Air Combat Command Twelfth Air Force.
388th Fighter Wing

Base Lieutenant Étienne Mantoux

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On 12 December 1954, the 388th FBW arrived at its new home, the newly constructed Étain-Rouvres Air Base.
The first USAF unit to use Etan AB was the 388th Fighter-Bomber Wing, deploying to France from Clovis Air Force Base, New Mexico in December 1954.

North American F-100 Super Sabre

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In the fall of 1956 the 388th began planning for conversion to the F-100D/F "Super Sabre" Due to the adverse flying conditions at Etain for conversion training, the new aircraft were deployed to Nouasseur Air Base in Morocco, with the squadrons deploying their F-86's to Nouasseur, then returning to France or Spangdahlem in their new F-100's for Zulu Alert duties.
These aircraft deployed to Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, in November 1965, began flying combat missions with the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing in December.

562d Flying Training Squadron

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Upon arrival in France in December 1954, the 388th FBW flying elements consisted of the 561st, 562d, and 563d FB Squadrons, each equipped with 26 F-86F "Sabres".
388th Fighter-Bomber Group, 23 November 1953 – 10 December 1957 (attached to 388th Fighter-Bomber Wing after 1 July 1957)

Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base

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The wing was ordered to Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, where its F-105 squadrons had been on temporary rotational deployments for the past two years.
It was replaced by the 469th Tactical Fighter Squadron, also flying F-105Ds, which was deployed from the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing.

34th Fighter Squadron

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34th Fighter Squadron
The 34th Fighter Squadron is part of the United States Air Force′s 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

553d Reconnaissance Squadron

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553d Reconnaissance Squadron (no tail code)
It was last assigned to the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing and stationed at Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base.

3d Fighter Training Squadron

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3d Tactical Fighter Squadron (Tail Code: JH)
The Air Force, in turn, re-activated the 3d as the 3d Tactical Fighter Squadron at Korat on 15 March 1973, and the 354th transferred a squadron of its A-7Ds to the squadron, along with volunteer airmen who joined the host 388th Tactical Fighter Wing.

563d Flying Training Squadron

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Upon arrival in France in December 1954, the 388th FBW flying elements consisted of the 561st, 562d, and 563d FB Squadrons, each equipped with 26 F-86F "Sabres".
388th Fighter-Bomber Group, 23 November 1953 – 10 December 1957 (attached to 388th Fighter-Bomber Wing after 1 July 1957)

44th Fighter Squadron

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44th Tactical Fighter Squadron (Tail Code: JE)
388th Tactical Fighter Wing, 25 April 1967 (attached to 355th Tactical Fighter Wing after 10 October 1969)

469th Flying Training Squadron

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469th Tactical Fighter Squadron (Tail Code: JV)
388th Tactical Fighter Wing, 8 April 1966 – 31 October 1972

561st Joint Tactics Squadron

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Upon arrival in France in December 1954, the 388th FBW flying elements consisted of the 561st, 562d, and 563d FB Squadrons, each equipped with 26 F-86F "Sabres".
388th Fighter-Bomber Group, 23 November 1953 – 10 December 1957 (attached to 388th Fighter-Bomber Wing after 1 July 1957)

7th Expeditionary Airborne Command and Control Squadron

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7th Airborne Command and Control Squadron (Tail Code: JC)
388th Tactical Fighter Wing, 30 April 1972 (attached to Seventh Air Force to 15 August 1973, US Support Activities Group/Seventh Air Force to c. 21 May 1974)

Mayaguez incident

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It also participated in the rescue of the crew and recovery of the, an American-flagged contained ship seized by Khmer Rouge forces, in May 1975.
The jets were then joined by an AC-130H Spectre gunship from the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing which proceeded to engage the second swift boat with its cannons.

35th Fighter Squadron

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On 12 June 1972, the 35th Tactical Fighter Squadron flying F-4D's was deployed from the 3rd TFW, Kusan AB, South Korea, in a "Constant Guard" redeployment to support operations over North Vietnam during Linebacker.
3d Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 March 1971 (attached to 366th Tactical Fighter Wing, 3 April–12 June 1972; 388th Tactical Fighter Wing, 12 June–c. 12 October 1972)

General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon

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The squadron is the second unit at Hill to transition to the F-35 after retiring the F-16 in May 2016. It prepares to deploy worldwide to conduct air-to-air and air-to-ground operations for daylight and nighttime missions.
The F-16 was given its formal nickname of "Fighting Falcon" on 21 July 1980, entering USAF operational service with the 34th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 388th Tactical Fighter Wing at Hill AFB in Utah on 1 October 1980.

17th Weapons Squadron

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Redesignated: 17th Wild Weasel Squadron: 1 December 1971 – 15 November 1974
388th Tactical Fighter Wing, 1 December 1971 – 15 November 1974

13th Fighter Squadron

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13th Tactical Fighter Squadron: attached 15 May 1966 – 20 October 1967
On 2 May 1966, the squadron was reactivated as the 13th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base with the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing, flying the Republic F-105 Thunderchief and the McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II.

McConnell Air Force Base

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The wing was reorganized at McConnell AFB, Kansas, under the Twelfth Air Force, as a tenant unit under the provisional 4347th Combat Training Wing.
In October 1962, the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing was reactivated at McConnell with four (560th, 561st, 562d, 563d) fighter squadrons.