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Members of the 314th Fighter Squadron salute the flag while the national anthem plays as part of the 314th FS activation ceremony at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., on July 14. The 54th Fighter Group, a detachment of the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., activated the 314th Fighter Squadron here. The activation is meant to produce the world’s greatest F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots and deploy combat mission-ready Airmen to units worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Aaron Montoya)

Members of the 314th Fighter Squadron salute the flag while the national anthem plays as part of the 314th FS activation ceremony at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., on July 14. The 54th Fighter Group, a detachment of the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., activated the 314th Fighter Squadron here. The activation is meant to produce the world’s greatest F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots and deploy combat mission-ready Airmen to units worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Aaron Montoya)

Col. Jeffrey Jenssen, 54th Fighter Group commander, delivers the opening comments before the activation of the 314th Fighter Squadron at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., on July 14. Lt. Col. Andrew Caggiano, now the 314th FS commander, will lead a squadron of over 30 members in their goal of creating the world’s greatest F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Aaron Montoya)

Col. Jeffrey Jenssen, 54th Fighter Group commander, delivers the opening comments before the activation of the 314th Fighter Squadron at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., on July 14. Lt. Col. Andrew Caggiano, now the 314th FS commander, will lead a squadron of over 30 members in their goal of creating the world’s greatest F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Aaron Montoya)

Airmen, family members and distinguished visitors attended the 314th Fighter Squadron activation ceremony at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., on July 14. The 314th FS was first activated July 6, 1942. During that time, the unit deployed to serve with Ninth Air Force in Egypt, where it took part in the Western Desert Campaign of World War II. Today’s 314th FS will train the next generation of F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots over the Holloman and White Sands Missile Range training ranges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Aaron Montoya)

Airmen, family members and distinguished visitors attended the 314th Fighter Squadron activation ceremony at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., on July 14. The 314th FS was first activated July 6, 1942. During that time, the unit deployed to serve with Ninth Air Force in Egypt, where it took part in the Western Desert Campaign of World War II. Today’s 314th FS will train the next generation of F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots over the Holloman and White Sands Missile Range training ranges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Aaron Montoya)

Lt. Col. Andrew Caggiano, 314th Fighter Squadron commander, accepts the 314th FS guidon from Col. Jeffrey Jenssen, 54th Fighter Group commander as part of the 314th FS activation ceremony at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., on July 14. Caggiano graduated with military distinction from the United States Air Force Academy in 1997. He earned his pilot wings at Euro-NATO Joint Jet pilot Training in 1999 at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. He is a command pilot with over 1,850 hours in the F-16 Fighting Falcon. The mission of the 314th FS is to produce the world’s greatest F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots and deploy combat mission-ready Airmen to units worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Aaron Montoya)

Lt. Col. Andrew Caggiano, 314th Fighter Squadron commander, accepts the 314th FS guidon from Col. Jeffrey Jenssen, 54th Fighter Group commander as part of the 314th FS activation ceremony at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., on July 14. Caggiano graduated with military distinction from the United States Air Force Academy in 1997. He earned his pilot wings at Euro-NATO Joint Jet pilot Training in 1999 at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. He is a command pilot with over 1,850 hours in the F-16 Fighting Falcon. The mission of the 314th FS is to produce the world’s greatest F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots and deploy combat mission-ready Airmen to units worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Aaron Montoya)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon is displayed with the commander’s name during the 314th Fighter Squadron activation ceremony at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., on July 14. The 54th Fighter Group, a detachment of the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., activated the 314th Fighter Squadron here. Their mission is to produce the world’s greatest F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter pilots and deploy combat mission-ready Airmen to units worldwide. The 314th FS was first activated July 6, 1942. During that time, the unit deployed to serve with Ninth Air Force in Egypt, where it took part in the Western Desert Campaign of World War II. Today’s 314th FS will train the next generation of F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots over the Holloman and White Sands Missile Range training ranges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Aaron Montoya)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon is displayed with the commander’s name during the 314th Fighter Squadron activation ceremony at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., on July 14. The 54th Fighter Group, a detachment of the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., activated the 314th Fighter Squadron here. Their mission is to produce the world’s greatest F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter pilots and deploy combat mission-ready Airmen to units worldwide. The 314th FS was first activated July 6, 1942. During that time, the unit deployed to serve with Ninth Air Force in Egypt, where it took part in the Western Desert Campaign of World War II. Today’s 314th FS will train the next generation of F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots over the Holloman and White Sands Missile Range training ranges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Aaron Montoya)

Lt. Col. Andrew Caggiano, 314th Fighter Squadron commander, addresses his Airmen, family and friends at the activation of the 314th FS at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., on July 14. The 54th Fighter Group, a detachment of the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., activated the 314th Fighter Squadron here. Their mission is to produce the world’s greatest F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter pilots and deploy combat mission ready Airmen. The 314th FS was first activated July 6, 1942. During that time, the unit deployed to serve with Ninth Air Force in Egypt, where it took part in the Western Desert Campaign of World War II. Today’s 314th FS will train the next generation of F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots over the Holloman and White Sands Missile Range training ranges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Aaron Montoya)

Lt. Col. Andrew Caggiano, 314th Fighter Squadron commander, addresses his Airmen, family and friends at the activation of the 314th FS at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., on July 14. The 54th Fighter Group, a detachment of the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., activated the 314th Fighter Squadron here. Their mission is to produce the world’s greatest F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter pilots and deploy combat mission ready Airmen. The 314th FS was first activated July 6, 1942. During that time, the unit deployed to serve with Ninth Air Force in Egypt, where it took part in the Western Desert Campaign of World War II. Today’s 314th FS will train the next generation of F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots over the Holloman and White Sands Missile Range training ranges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Aaron Montoya)