STUTTGART, Germany — In a demonstration of our continued commitment to the fight against ISIL in Iraq and Syria, United States European Command directed the U.S. Air Force to deploy six F-15Es to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The F-15Es from the 48th Fighter Wing based at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, arrived today at approximately 3:50 p.m. Eastern European Time (EET).
Since arriving in Estonia last month, Airmen from Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, work in three-person teams to load munitions on 12 A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft — also known as Warthogs — currently deployed to Amari Air Base, Estonia.
The Airmen and aircraft will spend the next several months working alongside their NATO allies to further develop interoperability, all part of the ongoing Operation Atlantic Resolve. Continue reading Airmen Bring the Thunder to Estonia