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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty


8th Fighter Sqaudron reactivated after six years

Col. James Keen, 54th Fighter Group commander, and Lt. Col. Mark Sletten, 8th Fighter Squadron commander, stand at attention during the 8th FS activation ceremony at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Aug. 4, 2017. The 8th FS has been reactivated six years after its last inactivation May 13, 2011. The 8th FS, with its long-standing history, will now maintain and pilot F-16 fighter jets. According to Sletten, more than 40 F-16 fighter jets are projected to be transported to Holloman, which is almost double the amount of aircraft currently stationed here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty)

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