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389th Fighter Squadron
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389th Fighter Squadron Patch
Active 1 June 1943 – 20 August 1946
1 January 1953 – 1 April 1959
30 April 1962 – 22 July 1991
11 March 1992 – present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Fighter
Part of Air Combat Command
Twelfth Air Force
366th Fighter Wing
366th Operations Group
Garrison/HQ Mountain Home Air Force Base
Decorations Presidential Unit Citation ribbon.svg DUC
Presidential Unit Citation ribbon.svg PUC
Outstanding Unit ribbon.svg AFOUA w/ V Device
Belgium Fourragère
Vietnam gallantry cross unit award-3d.svg RVGC w/ Palm

389th Tactical Fighter Squadron

The 389th Fighter Squadron (389 FS) is part of the 366th Fighter Wing at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. It operates F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft conducting close air support missions. Their current commander is Lt. Col. Meyers.


Perform close air support, interdiction, strategic attack, suppression of enemy air defense, and defensive counterair missions, employing the full array of U.S. Air Force capabilities including precision-guided munitions, inertially-aided munitions, night vision goggles, fighter data link, and Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night (LANTIRN).[1]


"Jenny Rebel", Republic P-47D-15-RE Thunderbolt 42-76347 of 389th Fighter Squadron

The 389th flew combat in the European Theater of Operations from, 14 March 1943 – 3 May 1945 and in Southeast Asia from, 14 March 1966 – 8 October 1971.[2]

The squadron trained F-111 Aardvark aircrews from, 30 September 1979 – 26 June 1991.[2]



  • 389th Fighter Squadron (Single Engine) (1943)
  • 389th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine (1943–1952)
  • 389th Fighter-Bomber Squadron (1952–1958)
  • 389th Tactical Fighter Squadron (1958–1979)
  • 389th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron (1979–1992)
  • 389th Fighter Squadron (1992 – present)


Bases stationed[2]

  • Richmond Army Air Base, Virginia (1943)
  • Bluethenthal, North Carolina (1943)
  • RAF Membury, England (1944)
  • RAF Thruxton, England (1944)
  • Saint-Pierre-du-Mont, France (1944)
  • Dreux, France (1944)
  • Laon-Couvron Air Base, France (1944)
  • Asch, Belgium (1944–1945)
  • Münster, Germany (1945)
  • Bayreuth, Germany (1945)
  • Fritzlar, Germany (1945–1946)


Lt. Col. Philip Hoover flies F-16C block 52 #91-0386 from the 389th FS over the Gulf of Mexico in order to fire an AIM-120A AMRAAM at a sub-scale aerial target drone during a Combat Archer mission on 26 March 2003

McDonnell F-4D-33-MC Phantom Serial 66-8820 of the 389th Tactical Fighter Squadron.




See also

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