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917th Fighter Group

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Active  1 August 1992–2013
Type  Group
Country  United States
Role  Attack
917th Fighter Group
Branch  United States Air Force
Part of  Air Force Reserve Command

The 917th Fighter Group (917 FG) is an inactive Air Force Reserve Command unit that was last assigned to the 442d Fighter Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.

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History

Trained to conduct close air support and battlefield interdiction. Provided A-10 fighter training for reserve pilots until 1 Oct 1993 and after Oct 1996. Deployed A-10s and personnel to Italy to support NATO operations in the Balkans, 1993-1996.

Gained B-52s and a bombardment mission in 1993. Transferred B-52 squadron to 307th Operations Group, 8 January 2011, inactivated 26 September 2013 and aircraft transferred to Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona under the 924th Fighter Group.

Lineage

  • Established as 917th Operations Group, and activated in the Reserve, on 1 August 1992
  • Re-designated: 917th Fighter Group, 13 January 2011 Inactivated 26 September 2013

    Assignments

  • 917th Fighter Wing (later Wing), 1 August 1992 – 13 January 2011
  • 442d Fighter Wing, 13 January 2011 – 26 September 2013
  • Components

  • 46th Fighter Training Squadron: 1 August 1992 – 1 October 1993
  • 47th Fighter Squadron: 1 August 1992 – Present
  • 93d Bomb Squadron: 1 October 1993 – 8 January 2011
  • Stations

  • Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, 1 August 1992 – 26 September 2013
  • Aircraft

  • A-10 Thunderbolt II
  • References

    917th Fighter Group Wikipedia


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