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61st Fighter Squadron Patch -Sew On

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4 inch reproduction 61st Fighter Squadron Patch -Sew On

The 61st Fighter Squadron is an active United States Air Force unit, assigned to the 56th Operations Group, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. It operates the F-35 Lightning II aircraft, conducting Instructor Pilot training.

The 61st, known as the ‘Top Dogs’, fly F-35A aircraft, to train instructor pilots and initial qualification pilots for Air Combat Command assignments.

Constituted as the 61st Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov 1940
Activated on 15 January 1941
Redesignated 61st Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) (Twin Engine) on 31 January 1942
Redesignated 61st Fighter Squadron (Twin Engine) on 15 May 1942
Redesignated 61st Fighter Squadron on 1 June 1942
Redesignated 61st Fighter Squadron, Single Engine on 28 February 1944
Inactivated on 18 October 1945
Activated on 1 May 1946
Redesignated 61st Fighter Squadron, Jet Propelled on 24 April 1947
Redesignated 61st Fighter Squadron, Jet on 14 June 1948
Redesignated 61st Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 20 January 1950
Discontinued and inactivated on 25 July 1960
Redesignated 61st Tactical Fighter Squadron on 12 May 1975
Activated on 30 June 1975
Redesignated 61st Tactical Fighter Training Squadron on 1 January 1980
Redesignated 61st Fighter Squadron on 1 November 1991
Inactivated on 12 August 1993
Activated on 1 April 1994
Inactivated on 27 August 2010
Activated on 25 October 2013[3]