Fighter wing supports international training exercise

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Pilots from the 480th Fighter Squadron here board a bus headed toward a staging area for the squadron's F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft March 2 before departing for Anatolian Falcon 2012. AF12 is a weapons-training deployment geared to expanding and honing military interoperability between the U.S. and Turkish air forces. More than 250 Airmen and 15 aircraft will participate in the exercise, which involves air missions to include interdiction, attack, air superiority, defense suppression, airlift, air refueling and reconnaissance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Daryl Knee/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Pilots from the 480th Fighter Squadron here board a bus headed toward a staging area for the squadron's F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft March 2 before departing for Anatolian Falcon 2012. AF12 is a weapons-training deployment geared to expanding and honing military interoperability between the U.S. and Turkish air forces. More than 250 Airmen and 15 aircraft will participate in the exercise, which involves air missions to include interdiction, attack, air superiority, defense suppression, airlift, air refueling and reconnaissance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Daryl Knee/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Capt. Jordan Hans, 480th Fighter Squadron pilot, readies his personal equipment here March 2 before departing for Anatolian Falcon 2012. AF12 is a weapons-training deployment geared to expanding and honing military interoperability between the U.S. and Turkish air forces. More than 250 support Airmen and 15 aircraft will participate in the exercise, which involves air missions to include interdiction, attack, air superiority, defense suppression, airlift, air refueling and reconnaissance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Daryl Knee/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Capt. Jordan Hans, 480th Fighter Squadron pilot, readies his personal equipment here March 2 before departing for Anatolian Falcon 2012. AF12 is a weapons-training deployment geared to expanding and honing military interoperability between the U.S. and Turkish air forces. More than 250 support Airmen and 15 aircraft will participate in the exercise, which involves air missions to include interdiction, attack, air superiority, defense suppression, airlift, air refueling and reconnaissance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Daryl Knee/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – A 480th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft takes flight here March 2 heading for Anatolian Falcon 2012 at Turkish air force's Konya Air Base, Turkey. AF12 is a weapons-training deployment geared to expanding and honing military interoperability between the U.S. and Turkish air forces. More than 250 Airmen and 15 aircraft will participate in the exercise, which involves air missions to include interdiction, attack, air superiority, defense suppression, airlift, air refueling and reconnaissance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Daryl Knee/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – A 480th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft takes flight here March 2 heading for Anatolian Falcon 2012 at Turkish air force's Konya Air Base, Turkey. AF12 is a weapons-training deployment geared to expanding and honing military interoperability between the U.S. and Turkish air forces. More than 250 Airmen and 15 aircraft will participate in the exercise, which involves air missions to include interdiction, attack, air superiority, defense suppression, airlift, air refueling and reconnaissance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Daryl Knee/Released)