Pencil on 14×17 strathmore medium weight paper finished with lacquer
F-16’s from the 421st FS fly out of Hill Air Force Base which is about 15 minutes from my house. The 421st is currently serving in Afghanistan.
When Iraq invaded Kuwait in August 1990, the 421st TFS found themselves facing armed opponents for the first time since Vietnam as it deployed to Southwest Asia in Support of Operation Desert Shield. The squadron once again returned to its proud combat heritage as a nighttime fighter squadron. Once open hostilities began in Operation Desert Storm, it became the first F-16 unit to fly the LANTIRN system in combat. Pilots dropped more than 2,000 tons of conventional munitions on strategic and tactical sites in Iraq and Kuwait during more than 1,300 combat sorties — 1,200 of them at night, without combat losses or battle damage to aircraft.