78th Fighter Training Squadron
The 78th Fighter Training Squadron "Bushmasters" is the 20th VFW primary training
squadron for the F-16 aircraft and is a combat ready F-16D squadron and can be
deployed and tasked with Air-to-Air, CAP, TARCAP, HAVCAP, AIR to GROUND and SEAD missions as directed by the wing or component commander in support of friendly forces.
The squadron maintains and operates Block 52D variant F-16 Fighting Falcons in
support of complex training and operational tasking, while acquiring and maintaining
proficiency in the employment of a full array of munitions and tactics.
The 78th FTS is assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., under the direction of Headquarters 9th Air Force/U.S. Central Command Air Forces and Headquarters Air Combat Command.