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A Beloved Eagle Retires

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Avi Reed, crew chief, 125th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepares an F-15C Eagle jet for takeoff at the Jacksonville Air National Guard Base, Florida, Aug. 14, 2023. The aircraft was flown to the “boneyard” at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, representing the wing’s divesture in the F-15C Eagle airframe. The installation will receive the first batch of F-35 Lightning II aircraft in early 2025. Conversion training for Airmen and infrastructure changes are currently underway to prepare for the change in mission, which will equip the wing with the Air Force’s most sophisticated fifth-generation fighter. The arrival of F-35s will posture 125th FW Airmen to meet air superiority and global strike needs for our nation’s defense, and mark the end of a 30-year era flying F-15 fighter jets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Chelsea Smith)

PHOTO BY: Tech Sgt. Chelsea Smith
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CAMERA

NIKON D850

LENS

300.0 mm f/4.0

APERTURE

16

SHUTTERSPEED

1/125

ISO

500

IMAGE IS PUBLIC DOMAIN

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