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7th Fighter Squadron
7th Fighter Squadron.jpg
7th Fighter Squadron
Active 15 January 1941 - 15 December 2006
15 May 2008 - Present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Fighter
Part of Air Combat Command
Twelfth Air Force
49th Fighter Wing
49th Operations Group
Decorations Presidential Unit Citation ribbon.svg DUC
Outstanding Unit ribbon.svg AFOUA w/V Device
Presidential Unit Citation (Philippines).svg PPUC
Presidential Unit Citation (Korea).svg ROK PUC
Vietnam gallantry cross unit award-3d.svg RVGC w/ Palm

The 7th Fighter Squadron (7 FS) is part of the 49th Fighter Wing at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico.

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Mission

The 7th Fighter Squadron as a part of the 49th Operations Group supports national security objectives, as directed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, by utilizing the F-22A Raptor aircraft. The 7 FS "Screamin' Demons" maintain combat readiness to deploy worldwide in accordance with Secretary of Defense taskings. Operating the F-22A Raptor, the squadron provides unsurpassed air dominance in the world's most dangerous threat arenas.[1]

History

P-40E of the 7th Fighter Squadron - 49th Fighter Group - Australia - March 1942

The 7th flew combat missions in the Southwest Pacific from, 14 March 1942-4 August 1945, in Korea from, 14 August 1950-27 July 1953, and in Southeast Asia from, 11 May-12 August 1972. It conducted basic fighter training from, September 1992-December 2006. [2]

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Operations[2]

Lineage[2]

  • 7th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) (1940 - 1942)
  • 7th Fighter Squadron (1942 - 1943)
  • 7th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine (1943 - 1944)
  • 7th Fighter Squadron, Twin Engine (1944 - 1946)
  • 7th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine (1946 - 1948)
  • 7th Fighter Squadron, Jet Propelled (1948)
  • 7th Fighter Squadron, Jet (1948 - 1950)
  • 7th Fighter-Bomber Squadron (1950 - 1958)
  • 7th Tactical Fighter Squadron (1958 - 1991)
  • 7th Fighter Squadron (1991 - 1999)
  • 7th Combat Training Squadron (1999 - 2005)
  • 7th Fighter Squadron (2005 - Present)

Assignments[2]

Stations[2]

Deployed: Ramstein Air Base, West Germany, (10 September - 6 October 1971, 2 March - 4 April 1973)
Deployed: Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand (11 May - 12 August 1972)
Deployed: Bitburg Air Base, West Germany, (2 April - 3 May 1974, 4 October - 6 November 1975)
Deployed: Ramstein Air Base, West Germany, (23 August - 25 September 1976)
Deployed: Lahr Air Base (Canadian Forces Base), West Germany, (26 August - 23 September 1983)

Aircraft Operated[2]

References

The first F-22 Raptor arrives at Holloman AFB on 2 June 2008

Notes

  1. ^ 49th Operations Group Fact Sheet
  2. ^ a b c d e f AFHRA 7 FS Page

Bibliography


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