The current issue of Combat Aircraft magazine (Vol. 8, No. 6) has an excellent article on the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw AFB. It includes information on their Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) and Destruction of Enemy Air Defenses (DEAD) missions, upgrades to the Wing’s F-16s, and the missions that they have flown down to the Avon Park Range in recent months.
The article is particularly useful to those of us who monitor their missions in the Bulldog MOA because it describes just what they are doing when they mix close air support and SEAD/DEAD (distinguished by “MAGNUM” calls and comms with BEEFEATER) tasks.
Mac McCormick, KF4LMT