Most of USAF F-15, F-16 pilots in Japan won’t be combat ready

Most of the U.S. Air Force’s F-15 and F-16 pilots based in Japan will only remain “basic mission capable” and not combat mission ready.

At Misawa Air Base, F-16s from the 13th Fighter Squadron will remain combat-mission ready, but aircraft from the 14th Fighter Squadron will only be “basic mission capable through September”, according to a spokesperson.

At Kadena Air Base on Okinawa, the F-15 Eagles of the 67th Fighter Squadron won’t be combat mission ready this fiscal year while those of the 44th Fighter Squadron won’t be combat mission ready until August.

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