#1086 F-16CJ Fighting Falcon

F-16CJ Fighting Falcon
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43.8 cm x 29.2 cm
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F-16CJ Fighting Falcon
94-0038 '35OSS'
35 OSS
Misawa AB, Japan
US - Air Force
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Squadron Prints Lithograph No. 1086 - F-16CJ Fighting Falcon, 94-0038, 35th Operations Support Squadron, Misawa Air Base, Japan. The 35th Operations Support Squadron has a proud heritage dating back to 25 January 1943, when it was constituted as the 35th Airdrome Squadron. Stationed at Walker Army Airfield, Kansas, during the height of WWII, the 35 AS had the difficult task of supervising airfield construction and standing up operations in preparation for B-29 Superfortress aircrew training. Upon successful completion of this task, the 35 AS relocated to Lincoln Army Airfield, Nebraska, in May of 1943 to support the war effort by managing airfield operations for B-17 Flying Fortress and Consolidated B-24 Liberator flight training. This mission continued until April of 1944, when the squadron was disbanded. On 20 February 1991, after a long hiatus, the squadron was reconstituted and redesignated the 35th Air Base Operability Squadron at George Air Force Base, California. Aligned for the first time as a component of the 35th Tactical Fighter Wing, it supported operations for F-4 Phantom squadrons returning from Operation DESERT STORM. When George AFB was closed as part of the Base Realignment and Closure in September, 1992, the squadron was deactivated, only to be reactivated in April of 1993 at Keflavik Naval Air Station, Iceland. Redesignated the 35th Operations Support Flight, again under the command of the 35th Fighter Wing, it provided support to F-15 Eagle and HH-60 Blackhawk units until 1 October 1994, when the squadron relocated to its current home, Misawa Air Base, Japan, as the 35th Operations Support Squadron. From that day forward, 35 OSS personnel, nicknamed the “Wild Weasels”, have provided outstanding support to F-16 Fighting Falcon units and Japanese Air Self Defense Force units alike. Additionally, personnel from the 35 OSS have served faithfully around the world in support of numerous operations, including NORTHERN and SOUTHERN WATCH, IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM, and the Global War on Terrorism. The 35 OSS has an integral role in the defense of the United States of America, supporting deterrence and force projection in the Pacific Theater and beyond. This is the enduring heritage of the 35th Operations Support Squadron.