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F-16 Fighting Falcons taxi toward parking spots at an air base in Southwest Asia. Airmen and aircraft from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, are currently deployed supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  
388th Fighter Wing

Home base: Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, Utah

Aircraft: There are more than 2,700 people assigned to the wing and its aircraft includes 72 F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter-bombers.

Units: The 388th Fighter Wing has three fighter squadrons: the 4th, 34th and 421st Fighter Squadrons. The wing also includes the 729th Air Control Squadron and several support squadrons, including 388th Range Squadron, 388th Equipment Maintenance, 388th Component Maintenance Squadron, 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 388th Maintenance Operations Squadron and 388th Operations Support Squadron.

Duties: The 388th Fighter Wing operates and maintains the Air Force's largest Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night, or LANTIRN, F-16 wing. The 388th deployed the 4th and 421st fighter squadrons during the 1991 Persian Gulf war.

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