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28th Bomb Wing
Home base: Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota
Aircraft: B-1B bombers
Units: 34th Bomb Squadron and 37th Bomb Squadron, plus support and logistical squadrons.

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49th Fighter Wing
Home base: Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico
Aircraft: F-117A Nighthawk stealth fighters
Units: The 49th Fighter wing is home to the Air Force's two operational Nighthawk squadrons -- the 8th and 9th fighter squadrons, known as the "Black Sheep" and "Flying Knights," respectively.

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5th Bomb Wing
Home base: Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota
Aircraft: B-52 bombers
Units: 23rd Bomb Squadron, plus support and logistical squadrons.

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1st Fighter Wing
Home base: Langley Air Force Base, Virginia
Aircraft: F-15C Eagle fighters
Units: 27th Fighter Squadron, 71st Fighter Squadron, and 94th Fighter Squadron, plus support and logistical squadrons.

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60th Air Mobility Wing
Home base: Travis Air Force Base, California
Aircraft: KC-10 Extender refueling aircraft
Units: The 60th Wing includes the 6th and 9th refueling squadrons, which fly KC-10 Extenders. The wing also has two squadrons that fly C-5 Galaxy transports.

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55th Wing
Home base: Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska
Units: The 55th Wing includes eight squadrons of pilots, navigators, maintenance personnel, electronic warfare officers and others.
Aircraft: RC-135 "Rivet Joint" reconnaissance aircraft

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116th Air Control Wing
Home base: Robins Air Force Base, Georgia
Aircraft: E-8C Joint Stars ground surveillance aircraft
Duties: The wing comprises 1,100 Georgia Air National Guard members and active duty Air Force personnel. The Joint Stars are long-range, air-to-ground surveillance aircraft designed to locate, classify and track ground targets in all weather conditions.

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347th Rescue Wing
Home base: Moody Air Force Base, Georgia
Aircraft: HC-130 combat search-and-rescue aircraft
Units: The wing's 71st Rescue Squadron flies the HC-130, an extended-range, combat search-and-rescue version of the C-130 Hercules transport. Its mission is to extend the range of combat search-and-rescue helicopters by providing in-flight refueling.

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43rd Airlift Wing
Home base: Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina
Aircraft: C-130 transports
Units: The 43rd Airlift Wing includes the 2nd and 41st airlift squadrons, which fly C-130 transports.

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4th Fighter Wing
Home base: Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina
Aircraft: F-15E Strike Eagle
Units: 333rd-336th Fighter Squadrons, plus support and logistical squadrons.

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20th Fighter Wing
Home base: Shaw Air Force Base, Sorth Carolina
Aircraft: F-16CJ Fighting Falcons
Units: 55th, 77th, 78th and 79th Fighter Squadrons

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23rd Fighter Group
Home base: Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina
Aircraft: A-10 Thunderbolts
Units: 74th and 75th Fighter Squadrons

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6th Air Mobility Wing
Home base: MacDill Air Force Base, Florida
Aircraft: KC-135 refueling tankers
Units: The 6th Air Mobility Wing includes the 91st Air Refueling Squadron.

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11th Reconnaissance Squadron
Home base: Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada
Aircraft: Predator unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)
Units: The 11th and 15th reconnaissance squadrons, both part of the 57th Wing, are the only Air Force squadrons that operate the Predator.

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16th Special Operations Wing
Home base: Hurlburt Field, Florida
Aircraft: AC-130 gunships, MC-130 Combat Talons

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52nd Fighter Wing
Home base: Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany
Aircraft: F-16 Fighting Falcons
Units: 22nd Fighter Squadron, 23rd Fighter Squadron, 81st Fighter Squadron and 606th Air Control Squadron, plus support and logistical squadrons.
Aircraft: F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter-bombers and A-10 Thunderbolts, which provide close air support for ground forces.

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388th Fighter Wing
Home base: Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, Utah
Aircraft: F-16 Fighting Falcons
Units: 4th, 34th and 421st Fighter Squadrons, 729th Air Control Squadron and support and logistical squadrons
Aircraft: F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter-bombers

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509th Bomb Wing
Home base: Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri
Aircraft: B-2 Spirit stealth bombers
Units: The 509th Bomb Wing is based at Whiteman, the B-2's only operational base. The wing's units include the 325th and 393rd Bomb Squadrons and 14 other support and maintenance squadrons.

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