Hill fighter squadron deactivated in solemn ceremony

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OGDEN -- There was a solemn ceremony held at Hill Air Force Base Friday evening, as the 34th Fighter Squadron, also known as the "Rude Rams," closed its doors for good at Hangar 37.

The deactivation of the squadron is part of military service-wide Combat Air Force Restructure Plan that calls for the retirement of 259 aircraft: 112 F15s, 138 F16s and nine A10s.

Some of the Airmen will move to other bases; many will move to the 421st and 4th fighter squadrons at Hill.

The 34th Fighter Squadron hopes to be standing up again soon as an F35 squadron.

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