Tag: Operation Unified Protector

F-16 driver hits 1,000 combat hours milestone
 "Mach" flew all of his combat hours with the 77th EFS and no other pilot has ever done that An F-16 pilot assigned to the 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS) clocked 1,000 hours in combat on Feb. 28 during a mission in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan. “I believe there are roughly six F-16 pilots under the rank of...
"We were kind of standoffish over the Gulf of Sidra, waiting to shoot down radars. That progressed into us going over land into Africa looking for surface-to-air radars and missile sites" The following story was originally titled Fighter pilot goes above, beyond call of duty and was written by staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr., 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs  "It was...