U.S. Air Force Capt. Taylor Dickins, a 13th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot and squadron flight safety officer, sits in the cockpit of an F-16 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 30, 2020. Established as the 313th Bombardment Squadron during World War II, the 13th FS pioneered the Wild Weasel mission during the Vietnam War. In 1972, the 13th FS adopted a black Asian leopard named Eldridge and became known as the “Panther Pack.” On June 1, 1985, the squadron activated at Misawa Air Base flying for the 432nd and 35th Operations Groups. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class China M. Shock)
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