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

Preparations are made to refuel two F-15 Eagle aircraft from the 49th Tactical Fighter Wing, 8th Tactical Fighter Squadron by the 3rd Air Wing during Exercise COPE NORTH 84-3.
A US Air Force F-15 Eagle aircraft from the 49th Tactical Fighter Wing, 8th Tactical Fighter Squadron taxis to the apron during Exercise COPE NORTH 84-3.
An air-to-air right side view of an F-15 Eagle aircraft assigned to the 49th Tactical Fighter Wing during a training mission out of Holloman Air Force Base.
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.
F-15 Eagle aircraft assigned to the 8th Tactical Fighter Squadron taxi to parking ramps upon returning to their base after participating in Exercise RED FLAG.