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389th Fighter Squadron
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389th Fighter Squadron Patch
Active 1 June 1943 – 20 August 1946
1 January 1953 – 1 April 1959
30 April 1962 – 22 July 1991
11 March 1992 – present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Fighter
Part of Air Combat Command
Twelfth Air Force
366th Fighter Wing
366th Operations Group
Garrison/HQ Mountain Home Air Force Base
Decorations Presidential Unit Citation ribbon.svg DUC
Presidential Unit Citation ribbon.svg PUC
Outstanding Unit ribbon.svg AFOUA w/ V Device
Belgium Fourragère
Vietnam gallantry cross unit award-3d.svg RVGC w/ Palm

389th Tactical Fighter Squadron

The 389th Fighter Squadron (389 FS) is part of the 366th Fighter Wing at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. It operates F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft conducting close air support missions. Their current commander is Lt. Col. Meyers.

Mission[]

Perform close air support, interdiction, strategic attack, suppression of enemy air defense, and defensive counterair missions, employing the full array of U.S. Air Force capabilities including precision-guided munitions, inertially-aided munitions, night vision goggles, fighter data link, and Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night (LANTIRN).[1]

History[]

"Jenny Rebel", Republic P-47D-15-RE Thunderbolt 42-76347 of 389th Fighter Squadron

The 389th flew combat in the European Theater of Operations from, 14 March 1943 – 3 May 1945 and in Southeast Asia from, 14 March 1966 – 8 October 1971.[2]

The squadron trained F-111 Aardvark aircrews from, 30 September 1979 – 26 June 1991.[2]

Operations[2][]

Lineage[2][]

  • 389th Fighter Squadron (Single Engine) (1943)
  • 389th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine (1943–1952)
  • 389th Fighter-Bomber Squadron (1952–1958)
  • 389th Tactical Fighter Squadron (1958–1979)
  • 389th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron (1979–1992)
  • 389th Fighter Squadron (1992 – present)

Assignments[2][]

Bases stationed[2][]

  • Richmond Army Air Base, Virginia (1943)
  • Bluethenthal, North Carolina (1943)
  • RAF Membury, England (1944)
  • RAF Thruxton, England (1944)
  • Saint-Pierre-du-Mont, France (1944)
  • Dreux, France (1944)
  • Laon-Couvron Air Base, France (1944)
  • Asch, Belgium (1944–1945)
  • Münster, Germany (1945)
  • Bayreuth, Germany (1945)
  • Fritzlar, Germany (1945–1946)

Aircraft[2][]

Lt. Col. Philip Hoover flies F-16C block 52 #91-0386 from the 389th FS over the Gulf of Mexico in order to fire an AIM-120A AMRAAM at a sub-scale aerial target drone during a Combat Archer mission on 26 March 2003

McDonnell F-4D-33-MC Phantom Serial 66-8820 of the 389th Tactical Fighter Squadron.

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