End of an Era

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  • By Staff Sgt. Miranda A. Loera
  • 57th Wing Public Affairs

Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. - The end of an era is here. The installation geared up to bid farewell to the F-15C Eagle as the aircraft prepared to depart for the last time. On March 16, one of the last few F-15Cs departed to its final active flying unit, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

As the  Air Force focuses on the modernization of its technology, it will continue to advance its airpower. At Nellis, the Eagle Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 57th Wing Maintenance Group, maintained 16 F-15Cs. The jets have been relocated to several locations including various Guard units and also Eglin AFB for test missions. Others are scheduled to be sent to a depot for refurbishing or to a boneyard in Arizona.