A U.S. Air National Guard 123rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron patch is displayed during a theater security package deployment July 6, 2015, at Campia Turzii, Romania. The squadron’s F-15C Eagle fighter aircraft deployed to Romania in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve to bolster air power capabilities while underscoring the U.S. commitment to European security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dylan Nuckolls/Released)


Here’s the 123d Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS) patch for the recent European theater security deployment package to Campai Turzii, Romania. This image was taken in July 2015 by a USAF photographer.  Members of the 123 EFS deployed from the various units of the 142nd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard located at Portland International Airport, Oregon.  The patch is 123rd Fighter Squadron (FS) with the addition of the word “Expeditionary”and features the unit’s “Redhawk” mascot.  This particular patch has a meowed edge, appears fully embroidered and was made with a computer aided embroidery machine.

Here’s another image of the squadron commander wearing the patch on the right shoulder of his flight suit:

U.S. Air National Guard Lt. Col. Sean Sullivan, 123rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron commander, speaks during an opening ceremony July 6, 2015, at Campia Turzii, Romania. The Romanian air force hosted the ceremony to signal the start of the training between the two countries as part of a European theater security package of F-15C Eagle fighter aircraft deployed to Romania. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dylan Nuckolls/Released)

U.S. Air National Guard Lt. Col. Sean Sullivan, 123rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron commander, speaks during an opening ceremony July 6, 2015, at Campia Turzii, Romania. The Romanian air force hosted the ceremony to signal the start of the training between the two countries as part of a European theater security package of F-15C Eagle fighter aircraft deployed to Romania. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dylan Nuckolls/Released)

 

Finally, here’s a picture of one of the 123 EFS’s F-15 Eagles on takeoff:

A U.S. Air National Guard F-15C Eagle fighter aircraft pilot assigned to the 123rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron takes off from the runway July 6, 2015, at Campia Turzii, Romania. Twelve F-15Cs deployed to Romania as part of a European theater security package. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dylan Nuckolls/Released)

A U.S. Air National Guard F-15C Eagle fighter aircraft pilot assigned to the 123rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron takes off from the runway July 6, 2015, at Campia Turzii, Romania. Twelve F-15Cs deployed to Romania as part of a European theater security package. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dylan Nuckolls/Released)

 

You can find more information about this deployment and copies of these images here:

Oregon ANG begins training in Romania

I don’t have this patch in my collection, so I’m looking for one to add!

 

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