F-4 Phantoms: ‘Final Flight’ for US Military

Posted December 20, 2016 at 9:37am

The Associated Press reports that “the last of thousands of F-4 Phantom jets that have been a workhorse for the U.S. military over five decades are being put to pasture to serve as ground targets for strikes by newer aircraft.”

“But first some well-earned honors.”

“The Air Force will hold a ‘final flight’ retirement ceremony Wednesday at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, where the last F-4s are still flying for the U.S. military. The ceremony will celebrate the airplane’s rich military history as the jet was a mainstay during the Vietnam War and used for decades for reconnaissance missions and anti-missile electronic jamming.”