The 79th Fighter Squadron "Tigers" are a combat ready F-16C/D squadron tasked with
air-to-ground roll and Suppression of Enemy Air Defense missions as directed by the
wing or component commander in support of friendly forces.
The squadron maintains and operates Block 50 Mini-D variant F-16 Fighting Falcons in
support of complex training and operational tasking, while maintaining proficiency in the
employment of a full array of munitions and tactics.
The 79th FS 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.
Primary objective for the 79th is air to ground attack. CAS, FAC. Secondary role Air to