Shaw Airmen, F-16s Deploy to Saudi Arabia

Airmen and F-16s from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., recently deployed to Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, the 20th Fighter Wing announced

While in the Middle East, the 77th Fighter Squadron and 77th Fighter Generation Squadron personnel will be tasked with generating combat air power to help make the region more stable and secure, according to the release.

“The Gamblers are ready to patrol the skies, deliver precision airstrikes, and train alongside regional partners to maximize capabilities in regards to mutual security concerns,” 77th Fighter Squadron Commander Lt. Col. David Bennett said in the release.

The 378th Air Expeditionary Wing, which the Airmen will join for the extent of their deployment, posted photos of the fighters’ arrival to its Facebook page on Oct. 14.

Newly arrived #AirPower at PSAB! The 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron is here with a contingent of F16s from Shaw Air…Posted by 378th Air Expeditionary Wing on Wednesday, October 14, 2020