Anniversary Mako

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Air Force Reserve Command’s 482nd Fighter Wing based at Homestead Air Reserve Base in southern Florida has painted F-16C 88-0440 in a striking black, blue and white colour scheme. The scheme features a stylized Mako shark (the Wing uses the nickname Makos) has been applied to mark the 55th anniversary of the 10th Air Force on February 12, 2017. The 10th Air Force is one of three numbered air forces assigned to Air Force Reserve Command and has its headquarters at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas where this shot was taken on July 7. Carl Richards