23 March 2023
US Air Force 77 Fighter Squadron F 16CM Hawaiian Shirt
The 77 Fighter Squadron is one of the oldest fighter squadrons in the United States Air Force. They are assigned to the 53rd Wing at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. The squadron operates the F-16CM Fighting Falcon aircraft.The 77 FS officially began operations on 8 August 1955 with the arrival of their first squadron commander, Maj Gen Wallace L. Greene. The squadron flew the F-80 Shooting Star until 1965 when they received their first F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft. The squadron deployed to Southeast Asia in support of Operation Arc Light in 1966 and 1967 flying hundreds of combat missions. In 1975 they transitioned to the F-15 Eagle and continued to support worldwide contingencies until 2003 when they returned to Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea as a dedicated F-16C/D squadron.Today, the 77 FS flies a mix of airpower including USAF air superiority fighters, air superiority trainers and multirole fighters such as the F-16CM Fighting Falcon. With over 4,000 flying hours under their belts, this squadron is an experienced and battle hardened unit ready to fight today and tomorrow.