A storied fighter squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida will be reactivated to help train Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor pilots.
During a reactivation ceremony on the base, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Derek Wyler will assume command of the 2nd Fighter Training Squadron. The ceremony will begin at 10:02 a.m. — not 10:01 or 10:03 — in a nod to the 2nd squadron, and it will be held in Hangar 2 on Friday, which just happens to Aug. 22.
“Airmen are very proud of their squadron, its heritage and everything it stands for,” Lt. Col. Karl Schluter, 325th Operations Group adversary air director of operations, said in an email. “Therefore, everything associated with the 2nd will, within reason, involve a 2 — hence 10:02 for the start of the ceremony.”
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