944th fighters take to the sky

  • Published
  • By Tech. Sgt. Larry Reid Jr.
  • 944th Fighter Wing
The 944th Fighter Wing, the Air Force Reserve’s largest F-16, A-10, F-15E, and F-35 training wing trains and provides combat-ready Reserve Citizen Airmen, anytime, anywhere. The wing was activated at Luke Air Force Base on July 1, 1987. The wing has since grown and now has 25 subordinate units consisting of four groups, 11 squadrons, three detachments, two flights, four operating locations, and one test center which include geographically separated units at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Holloman Air Force Base, and Eglin Air Force Base. The 944th Fighter Wing is tasked to support worldwide mobility and combat employment operations in conjunction with supporting the Air Education and Training Command, and Air Combat Command mission to train F-16, F-15E, F-35, and A-10 pilots for the United States Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard and other participating nations.