Peace Carvin V celebrates 10th Anniversary at MHAFB
By Senior Airman JaNae Capuno, 366th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published October 10, 2019
MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho -- The 428th Fighter Squadron’s Peace Carvin V held their 10th anniversary at Mountain Home AFB, Oct. 10, 2019.
PCV was re-activated on Nov. 19, 2009, by Teo Chee Hean, former Republic of Singapore air force deputy prime minister and minister for defense. Since the re-activation, PCV has specialized in training F-15SG Strike Eagle pilots, weapon systems officers, and instructors for RSAF.
“The rapid build-up of the F-15SG and success of the PCV detachment are only possible because of your (Air Combat Command and MHAFB) steadfast support throughout these 10 years,” said Heng Chee How, Republic of Singapore State for Defense senior minister. “Thank you very much for being such a trusted partner and a gracious host.”
During the event, PCV unveiled a newly-painted F-15SG Strike Eagle tail flash. The design is completed with the phrase, “best of both worlds,” written underneath a mountain shielding the city of Singapore.
The tail flash symbolizes the strong partnership between the U.S. Air Force and RSAF.
“The Singapore and U.S. partnership is huge, especially here at Mountain Home Air Force Base,” said Col. Richard Goodman, 366th Fighter Wing commander. “Peace Carvin V and the Gunfighters get to work, train and exercise together. A great example of that partnership is Gunfighter Flag, an exercise where we fly together.”
Goodman expressed RSAF’s community partnership, including Air Force Appreciation Day and annual load competition events, are crucial to the 366th Fighter Wing.
“In all aspects, it’s a great partnership.” Goodman said. “We work on the interoperability of our forces and we learn from each other whether it’s on the ground or in the air and we’re better for it.”