JTF-13: 152 Escuadron "Marte"
Commander: TCol. @Lukas | "buxidy"
The 152nd squadron of the 15th Wing is the first European based F/A-18C squadron of JTF-13. Our pilots come from all parts of Europe. Same as real Ala15 our group is multirole and tries to focus on all kinds of missions. As a land-based squadron we mainly operate from airfields but we also practice realistic carrier operations. We accept all European pilots with decent knowledge of English language.
The actual 15th Wing (Ala 15) Was created on December 16, 1985. In July 1986 the first four EF-18 Hornets arrived with a direct flight from the USA. And the new 15th Wing became airborne. With from 1995 onwards 2 Fighter Squadrons and 1 Operational Conversion Squadron under it's command. Ala 15, together with Ala 12, had the honors to perform the longest Spanish Air Force deployment, from 1994 until 1999 the SpAF participated in the international Operations following the conflict in the former Yugoslav Republic, locally called operation 'ICARO'. Ala 15 Hornets perform a wide variety of tasks, including Air To Air, Air To Ground and SEAD missions. The wing participated in a NATO Tiger Meet for the first time in 2006, hosted by that other SpAF Tiger Unit 142 Squadron from Albacete. During Ocean Tiger 2008 (NTM-2008) they where awarded Full NTA Membership status.