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333d Fighter Squadron
333d Fighter Squadron.jpg
333d Fighter Squadron Patch
Active 8 December 1957 - 15 February 1991
1 November 1991 - Present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Fighter Training
Part of Air Combat Command
Ninth Air Force
4th Fighter Wing
4th Operations Group
Garrison/HQ Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
Nickname Lancers
Decorations Presidential Unit Citation ribbon.svg PUC
Outstanding Unit ribbon.svg AFOUA w/ V Device
GallantryCrossRibbon.jpg RVGC w/ Palm

The 333d Fighter Squadron (333 FS) is part of the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. It operates F-15 Eagle aircraft conducting advanced fighter training.




F-105s from the 354th and 333d TFS refueling with a KC-135 from Takhli Air Base

The 333d flew combat missions in Southeast Asia from, 12 December 1965-c. 6 October 1970. Between August 1971-February 1991 it trained pilots in tactical fighter attack aircraft to achieve capability to deploy worldwide, supported tactical aviation roles of counter-air, interdiction, and close air support. Since November 1991 the squadron has trained replacement pilots and weapons systems officers to sustain worldwide fighter aircraft manning. [1]




  • 333d Fighter-Day Squadron (1957 - 1958)
  • 333d Tactical Fighter Squadron (1958 - 1971)
  • 333d Tactical Fighter Training Squadron (1971 - 1991)
  • 333d Fighter Squadron (1991 - Present)


  • 355th Tactical Training Wing (1971 - 1991)
  • 602d Air Control Wing (1991 - 1992)
  • 355th Fighter Wing (1992 - 1994)
  • 4th Fighter Wing (1994 - Present)

Bases stationed[1]

Aircraft Operated[1]

F-15E's preparing to taxi at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.




See also


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