8 Fighter Squadron

Eagle History

The 8th Tactical Fighter Squadron was stationed at Holloman AFB, New Mexico. The squadron converted from F-4s to F-15A/B’s in 1977. The 8th TFS was a training squadron with the 49 TFW (one of the three USAF F-15 training Wing’s in the 1980’s). The 8th TFS was one of the last units to operate the “old” version of the F-15A/B’s. The Black Sheep flew the last F-15 sortie on July 30th 1993, ending 16 years of Eagle operations at Holloman AFB.

A left rear view of F-15 Eagle aircraft assigned to the 7th and 8th Tactical Fighter Squadrons, 49th Tactical Fighter Wing, parked on the runway apron.

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Squadron photos

A left front view of F-15 Eagle aircraft from the 8th Tactical Fighter Squadron parked on the flight line at Holloman AFB.
A view of an F-15 Eagle 77-0109 from the 8th Tactical Fighter Squadron, as it passes through an automatic aircraft wash during Exercise Cope North at Kwang Ju Air Base.
F-15A (77-0117) 8th Tactical Fighter Squadron, flying over the White Sands Missile Test Range, N.M. (TSGT Frank Garzelnick)
F-15A (77-0115) 8th Tactical Fighter Squadron taxis to the apron during Exercise COPE NORTH 84-3. (SSGT Lee Schading)
F-15A (77-0118) 8th Tactical Fighter Squadron taxi to parking ramps upon returning to their base after participating in Exercise RED FLAG 85 (SSGT Joe Coleman).
F-15A’s (77-0111 / 77-0125) assigned to the 8th Tactical Fighter Squadron taxi to parking ramps upon returning to their base after participating in Exercise RED FLAG.
Preparations are made to refuel two F-15 Eagles (77-0129 / 77-0142) from the 8th Tactical Fighter Squadron during Exercise COPE NORTH 84-3 at Chitose Air Base, Japan. Photo made by SSGT Lee Schading
A view of an F-15 Eagle 77-0143 from the 8th Tactical Fighter Squadron, as maintenance personnel perform an engine change during Exercise Cope North, at Kwang Ju AB, South Korea 1982. Photo made by SSGT Terry Smith