25th Flying Training Squadron

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25th Flying Training Squadron
Active 9 February 1943 – 1 April 1949
25 January 1955 – 1 July 1957
1 November 1972 – present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Pilot Training
Part of Air Education and Training Command
19th Air Force
71st Flying Training Wing
71st Operations Group
Garrison/HQ Vance Air Force Base
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The 25th Flying Training Squadron (25 FTS) is part of the 71st Flying Training Wing based at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. It operates T-38 Talon aircraft conducting flight training.


The squadron has provided Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) for active duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and selected foreign allies since 1 November 1972.[1]


The 25th flew combat reconnaissance missions in the Southwest and Western Pacific from, 5 February 1944 – 14 August 1945. It was active but not operationally manned or equipped from, November 1945 – February 1946. The squadron also conducted photographic reconnaissance in western United States between 1955 and 1957.


  • Constituted as 25th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron on 5 Feb 1943
Re-designated as 25th Photographic Squadron (Light) on 6 Feb 1943
Activated on 9 Feb 1943
Re-designated as: 25th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron on 11 Aug 1943
Re-designated as: 25th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron on 24 Jan 1946
Inactivated on 1 Apr 1949
  • Re-designated as 25th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, Fighter, on 4 Nov 1954
Activated on 24 Jan 1955
Inactivated on 1 Jul 1957
  • Re-designated as 25th Flying Training Squadron on 14 Apr 1972
Activated on 1 Nov 1972.



Attached to V Fighter Command after 10 Feb 1946
Attached to 315th Composite Wing to Nov 1947







 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

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