65th Aggressor Squadron Patch – Sew On
A 3 5/8″W x 4 3/16″H 65th Aggressor Squadron Patch of United States Air Force.
The 65th Aggressor Squadron is a United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the 57th Adversary Tactics Group at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
The 65th Aggressor Squadron was assigned 24 McDonnell F-15 Eagle aircraft, painted in camouflage schemes identical to those observed on Russian-manufactured Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker fighters and operated in conjunction with the 64th Aggressor Squadron, which performs a similar task using F-16 Fighting Falcons.
On 30 July 2008, one pilot was killed and another injured when their F-15 crashed into the ground during a training mission.
The Air Force inactivated the unit on September 26, 2014 due to Fiscal Year 2015 budget constraints imposed upon the Air Force that zero-lined the squadron’s budget. Its fleet was maintained by Flanker Aircraft Maintenance Unit, a section of the 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.It was then reactivated on 9 May 2019 at Nellis Air Force Base.