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The 37th Training Wing is the host unit of Lackland Air Force Base. It was initially activated in 1940 and served in the Panama Canal Zone during World War II. The wing saw extensive action during the Vietnam War as host unit of Phu Cat Air Base, South Vietnam. In the 1980s the wing trained Wild Weasel pilots in the F-4 Phantom II before taking over F-117 Nighthawk operations in 1989 and participating in Operation Just Cause and Operation Desert Storm. The wing took over Air Force basic military training in 1993.