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Last F-15 Eagle to Leave Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - The last F-15 Eagle assigned to the 19th Fighter Squadron will be leaving Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Sept. 24 with a takeoff time scheduled for 7 a.m.

The pilot Lt. Col. Gregory Miller, 19th FS commander, will be the pilot and Lt. Col. Brian Baldwin, 19th FS director of operations, will be flying with him.

This jet along with many others will be reassigned to the 104th Fighter Wing at Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield, Mass.

Colonel Miller and Colonel Baldwin will be climbing into the cockpit shortly after 6 a.m.

The F-15 has occupied JBER for 28 years with one of the main missions being "top cover," which was responsible for defending Alaska and northwesterern approaches to the lower 48.

The 19th FS is scheduled be reassigned Oct. 4 to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

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