Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tyndall's T-38s bring back Beagles

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The American Beagle Squadron returned to Tyndall after being deactivated for four years. The 325th Operations Group Adversary Air program became the 2nd Fighter Training Squadron during a reactivation ceremony Aug. 22, marking the return of the famed World War II American Beagle Squadron. The Beagles originally joined Team Tyndall in 1974. The new 2nd FTS' mission is to provide adversary threat replication enabling Team Tyndall to train and project unrivaled combat power. The Beagles fly T-38 Talons as adversaries against Tyndall's F-22 Raptors during training. The T-38 costs around six to seven times less than the F-22, and cost far less to fly. The 2nd FTS has 18 T-38s. (Source: 325th Fighter Wing, 08/26/14)