Audentes Fortuna Juvat.
“Fortune favors the bold.” It is the motto of the 391st Fighter Squadron, a tenant unit within the 366th Fighter Wing at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.
The 391 FS “Bold Tigers” is the largest fighter squadron in the USAF, comprised of more than eighty Airmen and nearly two dozen McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft. The squadron is combat mission ready (CMR) to both plan and execute missions including: self-escort interdiction, close air support, defensive counter-air, precision strike, and a host of other missions sets ideally-suited to the F-15E’s unique capabilities.
The “Tigers” are capable of employing nearly the complete array of USAF weaponry: air-to-air missiles, the 20mm cannon, laser-guided munitions, GPS-guided munitions, general purpose munitions, and other stand-off weapons.
The squadron participated in combat missions in World War II and the Vietnam War, provided air defense in Korea and Japan from 1968 to 1971, and continues to provide tactical air command for the United States Air Force. On 11 March 1992, the squadron was equipped with the F-15E, serving as a dual-role asset to the Air Force's first Air Intervention Composite Wing.
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