F-22 inaugural deployment to Europe

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft pilot assigned to the 95th Fighter Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., soars over Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Aug. 28, 2015. This is the first training deployment of the F-22 Raptor in the U.S. European Command theater. The U.S. Air Force deployed four F-22 Raptors, one C-17 Globemaster III, and approximately 60 Airmen and associated equipment to Spangdahlem, to train with NATO allies and partners. These relationships are critical to ensuring safety, and stability in the European region. The forward presence allows the rotation of units from the U.S. to augment the forces in Europe whenever needed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Christopher RuanoReleased
VIRIN: 150828-F-VS255-017.JPG
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