LANGLEY AFB, VA – On June 27, F-22 Raptors from the 1st FW, 27th FS deployed to Al Udeid AB in Qatar, from Langley AFB in Virginia. Nearly a dozen F-22s deployed to Qatar for the first time in order to defend American forces and interests in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, due
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RAF STATION AKROTIRI, CYPRUS – According to the Ministry of Defence of the UK, the British F-35B has successfully completed its first operational missions in the Middle East on June 16, 2019. UK’s newest and most advanced fighter jet, the F-35B – Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) variant of the F-35 Ligtning II –
AL DHAFRA AIR BASE, United Arab Emirates – Last week, on April 15, the USAF’s 5th generation multi-role aircraft arrived for its first deployment to the Middle East, U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs reports. The F-35A Lightning IIs are from active duty 388th and reserve 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.