119th Fighter Interceptor Squadron

177 FIG 'Jersey Devils'

Wing / Group: 177th Fighter Interceptor Group
Air Division: New Jersey Air National Guard
Location(s): Atlantic City, NJ
Dates Active: 31 Oct 1972 - 08 Aug 1988
Alert Det's: n/a
No. of Aircraft: 35
No. of Loses: 0

The 119th FS was re-designated as the 119th FIS/177th FIG Atlantic City NJ Air National Guard in 1972 and transitioned from the F-105 Thunderchief to the F-106 in 1973.

The 119th assumed alert status in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1974 and flew the F-106 until 1988 when the unit transitioned into the F-16 "Fighting Falcon".  They had the official Dart-out ceremony in June 1988 with static displays, F-106A 59-0044 performing fly-by demonstations and an 8-ship fly-by. They were the last operational FIS unit with F-106's.