GIPS wrote: ↑19 Feb 2023, 13:36
8 x F-16 USAF = 175th FS
8 x F-15 = 131st FS
6 x F-15 = 194th FS
8 x F-15 = 122nd FS
4 x A-10 = 104th FS
4 x A-10 = 107th FS
6 x A-10 = 163rd FS
4 x A-10 = 190th FS
6 x F-35 = 315th FS
2 x KC-46 = 133rd ARS
Good to see so many different units participating. With ANG F-15s participating in Frisian Flag, we're a little spoiled on those, however A-10s bring them on! However, in preparing for this large exercise I saw a media flurry around 122FW /163FS who are replacing their A-10s with F-16s. As posted on 122FW socials mid-January 2023 it also mentioned their last exercise with the A-10 in February. So I expect no 'IN' A-10s at Schleswig.
122ND FIGHTER WING SLATED FOR F-16 CONVERSION
FORT WAYNE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ind. – The 122nd Fighter Wing (FW) has been officially approved for conversion to the F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft in accordance with the fiscal year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA was passed by U.S. Congress and then signed into law on Dec. 23, 2022, by President Joe Biden, setting events in motion to replace the 122nd FW’s 21 A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft with the F-16.
“We look forward to transitioning to the F-16 aircraft at the 122nd Fighter Wing. This newer more versatile aircraft will provide for an increase in combat capability against growing threats. The men and women of the 122nd Fighter Wing are experts at supporting, maintaining and operating fighter aircraft,” said Brig. Gen. Michael Stohler, commander of the Indiana Air National Guard. “This transition will provide them with longevity and the high probability to later upgrade to the future generation of fighter aircraft.”