The Air Force plans to stand-up four new active duty associate fighter squadrons as a money saving measure, officials announced Nov. 3, 2011. Under the agreement, new units will be established at Barksdale AFB, La.; Homestead ARB, Fla.; NAS JRB Fort Worth, Tex.; and Whiteman AFB, Mo. Here, an A-10C Thunderbolt II from AFRC's 442nd Fighter Wing at Whiteman, fires its 30mm cannon during a strafing run, Oct. 14, 2011.
US Air Force photo by Lt. Col. David Kurle
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