The 480th Fighter Squadron was reactivated on 13 Aug 2010, back at Spangdahlem AB, West Germany, with F-16CM Block-50 assets from the 22nd FS, which was inactivated.  The 480th FS took the role of USAFE’s SEAD (Suppression of Enemy Air Defense) asset.  The Warhawks have since continued to distinguish themselves in combat operations Operation Odyssey Dawn over Libya, Operation New Dawn in Iraq, and in Afghanistan.


LtCol Andrew “Wooly” Wolcott, 13 Aug 2010 – June 2011.
LtCol Paul “Dino” Murray, June 2011 – May 2012.
LtCol Cameron “Rider” Caroom, May 2012 – Aug 2013.
LtCol Marshall “Chavez” Chalverus, Aug 2013 – Jan 2014
LtCol David “Ajax” Berkland, Jan 2014 – Jan 2016
Lt Col Timothy B. “Papa” Murphy, Jan 2016 – Jun 2017
Lt Col Michael “Bait” Richard, Jun 2017
Lt Col Patrick J. Kennedy

Playlist of Recent YouTube Videos
Featuring the 480FS at Work and Play