Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
354th Fighter Group History
In August 1990, the 354th was once again deployed for combat operations this time in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Desert Shield. By the end of the conflict, the 354th's A-10s were credited with destroying 950 tanks, 900 artillery pieces, and two helicopters in air-to-air combat.
The Wing returned home from the Gulf in March 1991 and was re-designated the 354th Fighter Wing in October of that year. With the impending closure of the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, the unit was deactivated in March 1993.
Less than five months later, on August 20, 1993, the 354th Fighter Wing was activated as the host unit at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. This change was part of a service-wide effort to preserve the lineage of the Air Force's most honored wings.
Since that time, the wing has deployed its squadrons to participate in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and practically every major exercise and contingency in which the United States has been involved. The 354th Fighter Wing remains mission-ready today to fly and fight any place in the world in defense of our country.
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354th Tactical Fighter Wing – 1991
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
Location. 33° 39.685′ N, 78° 55.72′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Memorial is at the intersection of Farrow Parkway and South Kings Highway, on the right when traveling north on Farrow Parkway. Located in the Warbird Park next to Myrtle Beach International Airport. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Myrtle Beach SC 29577, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Warrior (a few steps from this marker); LTV A-7 Corsair II (a few steps from this marker); 354th Wing Inactivation (a few steps from this marker); Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II (a few steps from this marker); Military Aircraft Nose Art (a few steps from this marker); Colonel Joseph S. Barton (a few steps from this marker); Grand Strand Chapter and Unit 354 (within shouting distance of this marker); Combat Wounded Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 198 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.