An F-16 of the 55th Fighter Squadron. The Fightin' Fifty Fifth is tasked with the Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) or "Wild Weasel" mission. During an air-strike, the Weasels go in first, attacking an enemy's Surface-To-Air missiles, Anti-Aircraft Artillery, their associated radar and Command and Control. They will loiter near the target area during a strike continuing to go after enemy air defenses and are the last out as they mop up any remaining defenses. Their motto, "First In, Last Out."
2016 Air Power Over Hampton Roads
, Joint Base Langley
United States Air Force
Lockheed F-16CM Fighting Falcon
55th Fighter Squadron "Fightin' Fifty Fifth", 20th Fighter Wing, Shaw AFB, South Carolina
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