325th Fighter Wing is responsible for training F-15 pilots and maintenance
personnel for worldwide combat. Wing personnel also manage the
south-eastern air combat manoeuvring instrumentation range and provide
mission-ready F-15 air superiority forces in support of Commander in Chief
North American Aerospace Defense Command/l st Air Force contingency plans.
The wing is composed of the 1 st, 2nd and 95th Fighter Squadrons.
was activated at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., in July 1981 as the 325th
Fighter Weapons Wing. Its heritage was enriched by adoption of the
emblems, awards and history of its predecessor, the 325th Fighter Group
"Checkertail Clan" of World War II fame.
activation of the unit at Tyndall in July 1981 as the 325th Fighter
Weapons Wing, the wing accomplished the operations, test and evaluation
and maintenance portions of the complex United States Air Force Air
Defense Weapons Center mission, which was directly related to combat
readiness training for air defense. Primary aircraft were the F-106 and
15,1983, it was redesignated the 325th Tactical Training Wing, and assumed
its air superiority training responsibilities as part of the United States
Air Force Air Defense Weapons Center. The wing began receiving the F-15
Eagle in April 1984.
United States Air Force Air Defense Weapons Center was inactivated Sept.
12, 1991, the 325th Tactical Training Wing assumed the role as
installation host. It was redesignated the 325th Fighter Wing Oct. 1, 1991