20 years of service for the ROC’s F-16s

The China Post
Date: April 15, 2017
By: The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The R.O.C. Air Force Friday marked the 20th anniversary of the

An F-16 flies across the skies over an Air Force base in Chiayi on Friday, April 14, to mark the 20th anniversary of the U.S.-made jet fighter’s service in Taiwan. The first F-16s ordered by Taiwan arrived April 14, 1997. (CNA)

delivery of F-16 fighter jets from the United States.
A host of activities were held at the Air Force’s base in Chiayi to mark the occasion, including a flying demonstration by an F-16 jet.

Previous F-16 pilots, supporting ground crew and their families also were invited to the Air Force base to observe the anniversary, according to the Central News Agency.

Taiwan ordered 150 F16 A/B jet fighters from the United States in 1992, and the first two planes were delivered to the Chiayi base on April 14, 1997. The F-16s have since been the backbone of the Air Force’s combat power.

Air Force Cmdr. Shen Yi-ming (沈一鳴), speaking at the opening ceremony for the anniversary, said the Air Force must continue building its defensive forces to protect the country.    [FULL  STORY]

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