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81st Fighter Squadron

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81st Fighter Squadron

Commander : Lt. Col. Ryan Hill
Contact : (229) 257-8100

Email : 81FS.CCK.CommandSection@us.af.mil


"Graduate on-time, combat ready attack pilots and maintenance professionals for the Afghan Air Force"


"Be the world's premier light attack squadron by fielding a force of cross-culturally competent Air Advisors providing expert level instruction across the full range of light attack missions."


The 81st Fighter Squadron conducts combat training for Afghan Air Force pilots and maintainers in the A-29 Super Tucano. 
The 81st Fighter Squadron executes an annual flying program of approximately 3000 sorties and 4500 hours.  The 81st is a unique organization comprised of Air Advisor Pilots, Air Advisor Maintainers and support personnel who conduct CONUS and OCONUS based training for the Afghan Air Force.  This training includes basic and advanced tactical employment of the A-29 to Afghan pilots, maintenance training and support mission training.  The squadron is the only combat mission ready fighter squadron in AETC.

The 81st Fighter Squadron has 65 officer and enlisted members.