Air Force's F-35A Deploys to Middle East for First Time

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Unread post15 Apr 2019, 23:52

Air Force's F-35A Deploys to Middle East for First Time

15 Apr 2019
Military.com | By Oriana Pawlyk
The U.S. Air Force's F-35A variant has officially deployed to the Middle East.

Air Forces Central Command announced Monday that F-35 fifth-generation fighters from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, have deployed to Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates to keep watch in the region.

It's the first time Air Force F-35s have deployed to the Middle East.


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https://www.military.com/daily-news/201 ... -time.html


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https://www.afcent.af.mil/News/Article/ ... eployment/
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Unread post16 Apr 2019, 00:30

Seems timely as the Raptors head home for some upgrades ...

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/ ... know-49962


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