Monday, November 10, 2008

A-10 Thunderbolt II squadrons which lost their aircraft due to BRAC 2005

By Joachim Jacob

Latest update: 27 March 2009

118th Fighter Squadron

103rd Fighter Wing (Connecticut ANG)
Bradley ANGB, Connecticut
Tailcode CT

78-0586, 78-0613, 78-0615, 78-0621, 78-0625, 78-0633, 78-0638, 78-0639, 78-0643, 78-0646, 78-0707, 79-0084, 79-0165, 81-0960, 81-0965, 82-0646

BRAC 2005 removed A-10s, given C-21s in 2007. The 103rd Fighter Wing was redesignated 103rd Airlift Wing.

131st Fighter Squadron 'Death Vipers'

104th Fighter Wing (Massachusetts ANG)
Barnes ANGB, Massachusetts
Tailcode MA

78-0583, 78-0612, 78-0614, 78-0616, 78-0626, 78-0630, 78-0632, 78-0642, 78-0644, 78-0647, 78-0649, 78-0659, 78-0696, 79-0104, 79-0216, 80-0166

BRAC 2005 saw unit conversion from A-10s to F-15Cs in 2007.

172nd Fighter Squadron

110th Fighter Wing (Michigan ANG)
Battle Creek ANGB, Michigan
Tailcode BC

80-0255, 80-0257, 80-0258, 80-0262, 80-0263, 80-0264, 80-0269, 81-0975, 81-0994, 81-0996, 81-0998

Due to the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process, most if not all A-10Cs were transfered to the 107th Fighter Squadron, 127th Wing (Michigan ANG), at Selfridge ANGB. Currently, the 172nd Fighter Squadron is still in process to convert to the 172nd Airlift Squadron, flying C-21As - the military version of the Lear Jet 35A business jet.

355th Fighter Squadron

354th Fighter Wing (PACAF)
Eielson AFB, Alaska
Tailcode AK

The squadron was inactivated on 15 August 2007 as a result of BRAC 2005.

706th Fighter Squadron 'Cajuns'

926th Fighter Wing (AFRC)
NAS JRB New Orleans, Louisiana
Tailcode NO

The squadron was inactivated in 2006 as a result of BRAC 2005. That same year it moved to Nellis AFB, Nevada, where it was re-designated the 706th Fighter Squadron. Their current mission is to oversee Air Force Reserve Command members assigned to the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, supporting missions in its 57th Wing, 53rd Wing and 505th Command and Control Wing. Pilots assigned to the 706th FS fly F-16, F-15C, F-15E and A-10 aircraft.

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