NEWS | July 14, 2021

182nd Fighter Squadron instructors train F-16 pilots

149th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The 182nd Fighter Squadron, part of the 149th Fighter Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, stands as one of the premier fighter training units in the nation.

The job of its instructor pilots is to take inexperienced fighter pilots and teach them how to employ the F-16 to defend the country. 

The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It provides a relatively low-cost, high-performance weapon system for the United States and allied nations. The 149th FW maintains a mobility commitment in many support areas including security forces, medical, civil engineering, services, transportation and military personnel.