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  • The actual 93d Fighter Squadron, nicknamed the "Makos", are part of the United States Air Force Reserve Command's 482d Fighter Wing at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida. The squadron was originally formed in 1943 as the 93d Troop Carrier Squadron flying Douglas C-47 Skytrains. Their first operation was dropping paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division in Normandy on D-Day. After the end of the war they bounced between active and inactive, with the longest time of inactivity being 21 years. They were reactivated in 1978 as the 93d Tactical Fighter Squadron at Homestead Air Reserve Base flying the F-4C Phantom II and have been there ever since. In 1989 they transitioned to the F-16 and were re-designated as the 93d Fighter Squadron. Since that time they have participated in Operation Northern Watch, Operation Southern Watch, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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