’MADHATTERS’ IN COMBAT

STRIKE EAGLE SQUADRON // 492ND FS ‘BOLARS

The 492nd Fighter Squadron deployed for six months in support of Operation ‘Inherent Resolve’ in 2017. It was a remarkable time for the squadron, involving intensive air-to-ground and air-to-air action that included two aerial victories.

A 492nd EFS F-15E flying an ‘Inherent Resolve’ mission on April 21, 2017. USAF/SrA Trevor T. McBride

FOR A FIGHTER squadron, deploying on combat operations is the absolute pinnacle — it’s what they are designed to do. Every so often, these events rank as extraordinary, typically due to being in the right place at the right time.

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