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    55th FS ‘Shooters’ return from deployment

    55th FS ‘Shooters’ return from deployment

    Photo By Senior Airman Christopher Maldonado | U.S. Airmen assigned to the 55th Fighter Squadron and 20th Aircraft Maintenance...... read more read more

    SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, SC, UNITED STATES

    05.14.2019

    Story by Senior Airman Christopher Maldonado 

    20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the 55th Fighter Squadron, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 55th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, as well as supporting units, returned from deployment April 30 - May 7.

    More than 400 Airmen and approximately 20 F-16CM Vipers deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, the military intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

    “The squadron is beyond proud and thankful for our Shooters taking the fight to the enemy,” said Lt. Col. Charles Fallon, 55th FS commander. “Our men and women put a lot on the line for their nation, showcasing their exemplary performance and skills downrange.”

    After being deployed for more than six months, family members saw their loved ones depart their Viper or airliner respectively.

    “Being back is by far the greatest feeling in the world,” said Staff Sgt. Nicholas Farland, 20th Component Maintenance Squadron electrical and environment systems technician. “Nothing quite describes this.”

    After supporting the fight downrange, Airmen received downtime to be with their families, remaining ready to answer their nation’s call at a moment’s notice.

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    Date Taken: 05.14.2019
    Date Posted: 05.14.2019 11:55
    Story ID: 322388
    Location: SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, SC, US 

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    55th FS ‘Shooters’ return from deployment