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SOUTHWEST ASIA - Gen. Norton Schwartz, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, and Lt. Gen. Mike Hostage, U.S. Air Forces Central Command commander, pose with Emirati military members and crew members from Langley Air Force Base, Va., Nov. 13, 2009, in front of an F-22 Raptor during the aircraft's first visit to the Gulf region. U.S. Air Force F-22s are participating in bilateral training opportunities with Coalition partners at the United Arab Emirates Air Warfare Center through Dec. 10. The training is intended to strengthen military-to-military relationships in the region, promote regional security, improve tactical air operations, and enhance interoperability of forces, equipment and procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Kidron B. Vestal)
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NEWS RELEASE: U.S. F-22s & F-16s deploy for exercise and training in UAE

Posted 11/15/2009   Updated 11/16/2009 Email story   Print story

    


Release Number: 091101

11/15/2009 - SOUTHWEST ASIA  -- United States Air Force aircraft have deployed in support of Exercise IRON FALCON at the United Arab Emirates Air Warfare Center.

The exercise lasts until December 10, and includes F-16s.

The exercise is designed to bring together Gulf Cooperation Council nations plus other countries to strengthen military-to-military relationships, promote regional security, improve combined tactical air operations, and enhance interoperability of forces, equipment and procedures.

During this same time period, F-22s will participate in bilateral training opportunities with Coalition partners.


For more information, contact U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs at 011-974-458-9855 and connect to 436-1624/1412 or email at mu_afforpa@auab.afcent.af.mil



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