Lt. Col. Mark Sletten, 8th Fighter Squadron commander, is presented command of the 8th FS by Col. James Keen, 54th Fighter Group commander, during an activation ceremony at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Aug. 4, 2017. The 8th FS has been reactivated six years after its last inactivation May 13, 2011. The 8th FS, which was first activated at Selfridge Field, Mich., Jan. 16, 1941, as part of the 49th Pursuit Group, has maintained and piloted various styles of aircraft under an ever-evolving mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty)
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