Posted 1 October 2011
Photo by SSgt. Phil Fountain

The flagship for the 149th Fighter Wing, the Texas Air National Guard unit at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, was unveiled with a special livery on 1 October 2011. Known as the Lone Star Gunfighters, the 149th FW’s specialty scheme graphically shows the unit's connection to the state of Texas and is part of a year-long celebration leading up the unit’s sixty-fifth anniversary in October 2012. Members of the 149th Aircraft Maintenance Group painted the aircraft at Homestead ARB, Florida, which is a regional aircraft painting facility. Called the Heritage Jet, this F-16 will continue to be employed for pilot training and will also become the aircraft of choice when the unit is requested to participate in airshows and flyovers.

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