917th Fighter Group

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917th Fighter Group
47th Fighter Squadron - A-10 Thunderbolt II - 2010.jpg
917th Fighter Group A-10 Thunderbolt II
Active 1 August 1992–present
Country  United States
Branch  United States Air Force
Type Group
Role Attack
Part of AFR Shield.svg  Air Force Reserve Command
Garrison/HQ Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana
Tail Code "BD"
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Aircraft flown
Attack A-10 Thunderbolt II

The 917th Fighter Group (917 FG) is an inactive Air Force Reserve Command unit that was last assigned to the 442d Fighter Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.


Trained to conduct close air support and battlefield interdiction. Provided A-10 fighter training for reserve pilots until 1 Oct 1993 and after Oct 1996. Deployed A-10s and personnel to Italy to support NATO operations in the Balkans, 1993-1996.

Gained B-52s and a bombardment mission in 1993. Transferred B-52 squadron to 307th Operations Group, 8 January 2011, inactivated 26 September 2013 and aircraft transferred to Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona under the 924th Fighter Group.


  • Established as 917th Operations Group, and activated in the Reserve, on 1 August 1992
Re-designated: 917th Fighter Group, 13 January 2011
Inactivated 26 September 2013






 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

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