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End of Era, Mission Complete

Lt. Col Reed "Snake" Drake salutes during his final take off during the end of era ceremony for the 131st Fighter Wing June, 13 2009. Lt. Col Drake is the squadron commander for the 110th Fighter Squadron at Lambert ANG base. (Photo by SrA Amber Hodges)

Lt. Col Reed "Snake" Drake salutes during his final take off during the end of era ceremony for the 131st Fighter Wing June, 13 2009. Lt. Col Drake is the squadron commander for the 110th Fighter Squadron at Lambert ANG base. (Photo by SrA Amber Hodges)

Col. Terri Chaney, 131st Maintenance Group commander, stands in front of an F-15C at the 131st Fighter Wing, Lambert International Airport at the End of Era event June 13. "It's a sad time for all of us," said Colonel Chaney. "We leave today with a sense of pride." (Photo by Senior Airman Jessica Donnelly)

Col. Terri Chaney, 131st Maintenance Group commander, stands in front of an F-15C at the 131st Fighter Wing, Lambert International Airport at the End of Era event June 13. "It's a sad time for all of us," said Colonel Chaney. "We leave today with a sense of pride." (Photo by Senior Airman Jessica Donnelly)

The 571st Band of the Central States plays at the End of Era event at the 131st Fighter Wing Lambert International Airport June 13. The event was held in honor of saying 'goodbye' to the last of the F-15's with the 131st FW before being relocated to Hickam AFB, Hawaii. (Photo by Senior Airman Jessica Donnelly)

The 571st Band of the Central States plays at the End of Era event at the 131st Fighter Wing Lambert International Airport June 13. The event was held in honor of saying 'goodbye' to the last of the F-15's with the 131st FW before being relocated to Hickam AFB, Hawaii. (Photo by Senior Airman Jessica Donnelly)

Members of the 131st Fighter Wing present  local mayors, alderman and the St Louis airport director with tokens of appreciation for their community support of the 131st FW, during the end of era ceremony June 13, 2009.

Members of the 131st Fighter Wing present local mayors, alderman and the St Louis airport director with tokens of appreciation for their community support of the 131st FW, during the end of era ceremony June 13, 2009. (Photo by SrA Amber Hodges)

Mr. Michael Dubois and Col Robert Leeker take time out for a photograph during the end of era ceremony at the 131st Fighter Wing June 13, 2009. Mr. Dubois is the leglestative asistant to the U.S. Senator of Missouri Christopher Bond.

Mr. Michael Dubois and Col Robert Leeker take time out for a photograph during the end of era ceremony at the 131st Fighter Wing June 13, 2009. Mr. Dubois is the leglestative asistant to the U.S. Senator of Missouri Christopher Bond. (Photo by SrA Amber Hodges)

F-15 C aircraft prior to departure to it's new duty location at Hickam AFB, HI during the end of era ceremony at the 131st Fighter Wing June 13, 2009. (Photo By John Quin)

F-15 C aircraft prior to departure to it's new duty location at Hickam AFB, HI during the end of era ceremony at the 131st Fighter Wing June 13, 2009. (Photo By John Quin)

Col. Robert 'MOS' Mohr, 131st Operations Group commander, and Lt. Col. Reed 'Snake' Drake, 110th Fighter Squadron commander, do a final fly-by for the crowd at the End of Era event held at the 131st Fighter Wing Lambert International Airport June 13. This was the last flight for the F-15C's with the 131st FW before heading to Hickam AFB, Hawaii. (Photo by Senior Airman Jessica Donnelly)

Col. Robert 'MOS' Mohr, 131st Operations Group commander, and Lt. Col. Reed 'Snake' Drake, 110th Fighter Squadron commander, do a final fly-by for the crowd at the End of Era event held at the 131st Fighter Wing Lambert International Airport June 13. This was the last flight for the F-15C's with the 131st FW before heading to Hickam AFB, Hawaii. (Photo by Senior Airman Jessica Donnelly)