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A New Bird in the Oregon Roost:The Beginning of the Eagle Era in the 142nd Fighter Wing
F-15A Eagles of the 123rd Fighter-Interceptor Squadron escort Sukhoi Su-27/FLANKER fighters of the Soviet Union in American airspace in June, 1990, amidst the post-Cold War thaw in international relations. The Soviets flew to air shows at Paine Field, WA and also in Oklahoma, and the 123rd FIS escorted them all along the way to and from. (142FW History Archives)