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First to fight: Panton’s celebrate 100th anniversary

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing, 35th Fighter Squadron, takes off from Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The heritage of the 35th FS dates back to June 12, 1917, when the unit was activated as the 35th Aero Squadron. Initially, it began as a maintenance squadron, then transformed over the next 100 years from a fighter squadron, to a bomber squadron and finally back to a fighter squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Colville McFee)

PHOTO BY: Colville McFee
VIRIN: 161202-F-IF848-0103.JPG
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