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  • Vipers start your engines

    Maintenance members assigned to the 157th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron perform an afterburner run on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 18, 2018. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It can locate targets in all weather conditions and detect low flying aircraft in radar ground clutter.
  • 179th EFS redeploys to Minnesota

    The 179th EFS is returning to the 148th Fighter Wing in Duluth, Minnesota after a nearly four-month deployment to the 407th Air Expeditionary Group in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Since April, the 179th EFS F-16s flew more than 600 combat sorties and nearly 3,500 hours.
  • First flight as 407th AEG commander

    Col. Scott Gibson, 407th Air Expeditionary Group commander had his first flight since taking command of the 407th AEG.
  • 407th AEG welcomes Vipers

    F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 179th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron began arriving to the 407th Air Expeditionary Group April 13, 2018. The 179th EFS consists of hundreds of Air National Guard members whose primary mission is to fly F-16 Fighting Falcons in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. “The 179th EFS Bulldogs are excited to put all