The 194th Fighter Interceptor Squadron operated the F-4D during the eightees. As several F-4D squadrons of the Air National Guard were replacing their F-4Ds by F-15s or F-16s, the best remaining aircraft were dispersed over the unites still operating the F-4D. That resulted in multiple coloured Phantoms at Fresno Air National Guard Base, the basic grey, this European I (or Lizard) and Egypt One. Click in the search engine at unit and you can see all different lay-outs.
The 194th Fighter Interceptor Squadron of the California Air National Guard used the mighty F-4D Phantom II. This is of course the classic picture that most photographers want to click, when visiting an Air National Guard Base
In 1972, Captain Steve Ritchie shot down 5 Mig 21s to become the only USAF pilot ace of the Vietnam War. Ritchie fittingly flew this F-4E, specially painted in Vietnam era markings, at the USAF 50th anniversary Airshow at Nellis AFB in April 1997. This Phantom was one of two painted for this occasion as Steve Ritchie's Vietnam Mig Killer, which actually was 66-7463 for three kills and has been withdrawn from service long before.