The District of Columbia Air National Guard dedicated an F-16 static display at the D.C. National Guard Armory on Dec. 7, 2014. Here, the F-16 is mounted on its display in April 2014. D.C. National Guard photo
District of Columbia Air National Guard dedicated an F-16 static display
outside the Joint Forces Headquarters at the D.C. National Guard Armory. The early-block F-16A arrived from storage at Davis Monthan AFB,
Ariz., in 2012, and was repainted in the colors of the D.C. Air Guard's 113th
Wing earlier this year, prior to the Dec. 7 dedication ceremony, according to a
posting at the wing's Facebook page. The jet was
"flown by numerous 113th pilots during its time in service, both as an
operational and training aircraft," states the posting. The jet was the
eighth F-16A to roll off the production line and previously served with the
Arizona ANG's 162nd Fighter Wing before retiring in 1993, according to the
plaque that stands before the display. It joins an Army National Guard UH-1D helicopter
on static display, representing the joint-force air missions that provide air sovereignty
alert and helicopter support to the National Capital Region. The D.C. Air
Guard's 121st Fighter Squadron transitioned from the F-4D to the F-16A model in
1990 before upgrading to the current F-16C model in 1994.
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