Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Reserve unit joining Tyndall

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The 325th Fighter Wing marks the transition to Air Combat Command from Air Education and Training Command Oct. 1, a move that adds additional personnel and aircraft. The 44th Fighter Group, Detachment 2 from Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., is one unit to be added to Team Tyndall. It's a Reserve unit and schedule to operate as a support function to the new combat-coded F-22 Raptor squadron standing up in early 2013. The 44th FG is descended from the historic 44th FG, and the 301st Fighter Squadron derives its lineage directly from the Tuskegee Airmen. They are now merged into one unit. About 250 members will comprise the 44th FG and reside in and around Tyndall. Reserve personnel assigned to the 44th FG specifically, are nearly 25 percent full-time. (Source: 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs, 08/31/12)