“Spangdahlem AB 480th Fighter Squadron F-16” vintage style poster art by – Squadron Posters![description]
Spangdahlem AB 480th Fighter Squadron F-16
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Spangdahlem AB 480th Fighter Squadron F-16 poster art.
The 480th Fighter Squadron “Warhawks” (First in, Last out) is an active United States Air Force unit. It is assigned to the 52d Operations Group, stationed at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. The 480th began its service with the 52d Tactical Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, when it moved to the base in 1976, flying F-4D Phantom IIs, then F-4G Advanced Wild Weasels as part of the Wild Weasel mission. In 1987, the 480th started flying F-16C Fighting Falcon and became the USAF’s first squadron to be equipped with the Block 50 F-16s in 1993.
In April 2010 the 52nd Fighter Wing’s strength was reduced by one third when 20 F-16Cs were transferred to other units. As a result of the drawdown of F-16s, the 22d and 23d Fighter Squadrons were inactivated on 13 August 2010 and formed a single “new” squadron, the 480th Fighter Squadron.
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