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With F-16s Gone and New F-35s on Their Way, Alabama Guard Wing Starts

By Greg Hadley

The F-16s at Dannelly Field, Ala., are gone, save for a few receiving some final maintenance. The
F-35s that will eventually fill out the 187th Fighter Wing won’t start arriving until
December. But the next seven months will be anything but quiet for the Alabama Air National
Guard unit, as the 187th goes all in on its transition to the fifth-generation fighter.