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November 15, 2013

Merlion takes flight

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The Republic of Singapore’s F-16 fighter jet takes off Oct. 29 during its first launch since the painting of its tail at Luke Air Force Base. Airmen from the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron painted a mural on the tail of the aircraft to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Republic of Singapore air force partnering with Luke Air Force Base in training fighter pilots. The Merlion is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish and is a trademarked national symbol of Singapore.




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