Friday, April 1, 2016

Air Guard F-15Cs Preparing European Deployment

Twelve F-15C Eagles and about 350 airmen and support equipment were to begin deploying Friday from their home stations, said Capt. Lauren Ott, a spokeswoman for U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa. The aircraft and airmen are from the 131st Fighter Squadron at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Mass., and the 194th Fighter Squadron at Fresno Air National Guard Base, Calif.
They are deploying as a Theater Security Package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, with the airmen expected to remain in Europe for about six months.
Upon arrival in Europe, the aircraft and airmen will head to separate locations: One group will support the NATO air surveillance mission in Iceland, while the other will conduct flying training at Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands. more