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An F-16, flown by Florida Makos climbs out over the upper Florida Keys. The 93rd Fighter Squadron, nicknamed the Makos, is part of the Air Force Reserve Command’s 482d Fighter Wing at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida.


Originally formed in June 1943 during WWII as the 93d Troop Carrier Squadron, the squadron participated on the Western Front flying Douglas C-47 Skytrains dropping paratroopers and releasing gliders during Operation Overlord, Operation Market Garden and the Siege of Bastogne before being inactivated in June 1946. The Makos were reactivated as a reserve squadron in June 1949, which they continue to be as of 2019.

"Shark Attack"

  • Sam Lyons