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Anatolian Eagle 2016

Large multi-national air exercises where combined air operations can be executed against strategic and tactical targets provide excellent training opportunities for all participants, but the requirements to host this type of exercise are such that there are only three training centres in the world where they can take place. Of these, the only one located [...]

By | June 29th, 2016|Exercise Reports|0 Comments

F-22 Raptor Deployment to RAF Lakenheath

Twelve F-22 Raptors from the 95th Fighter Squadron ‘Boneheads’ along with pilots from both the 95th and 301st Fighter Squadrons (FS), operating under the banner of the 95th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS), and supplemented by approximately 220 personnel from Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Florida recently undertook a month-long deployment to RAF Lakenheath. This historic [...]

By | May 23rd, 2016|Operational Reports|0 Comments

Anatolian Eagle 2015-1

The annual international Anatolian Eagle exercise held at Turkey's Konya air base took place in early/mid June against a backdrop of continued fighting against ISIL in Syria and Iraq, the conflict in Yemen between Shiite Houthi rebels and pro-government forces along with the constant unease in Libya. With so much uncertainly so close to Turkey's [...]

By | August 4th, 2015|Exercise Reports|0 Comments

Fairford Bomber Deployment 2015

On June 5th, arriving under the callsign ZARP 43/44/45, three US Air Force Boeing B-52H Stratofortress bombers from the 5th Bomb Wing out of Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota landed at RAF Fairford for a short two week deployment as part of the BALTOPS 15 and SABER STRIKE 15 exercises in Europe. BALTOPS (Baltic [...]

By | June 20th, 2015|Operational Reports|0 Comments

Global Strike Deployment 2014

RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire is a key strategic forward deployment base for the United States Air Force Global Strike Command. Deployments of strategic bombers to the European theatre are considerably rarer today than they were only a decade ago. During June 2014, Global Strike Command deployed a number of assets for an exercise of their long [...]

By | June 18th, 2014|Operational Reports|3 Comments

Polish Air Days 2014

2014 marks the 15th anniversary of Poland becoming a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). To celebrate the occasion, the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland (Siły Zbrojne Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej) staged a two day "open house" event (10-11 May) titled "Days with the Polish Armed Forces" and hosted at the 23rd Tactical [...]

By | May 15th, 2014|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|0 Comments