4 F-22’s from 95th Fighter Squadron Tyndall AFB arrived at Spangdahlem

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Today 28 august 2015, 4 F-22’s from 95th Fighter Squadron Tyndall AFD arrived at Spangdahlem Air Base (Germany). This first-ever F-22 training deployment to Europe is funded by the European Reassurance Initiative, and provides support to bolster the security of our NATO Allies and partners in Europe.

With the 4 raptors were a C-17 Globemaster III  and approximately 60 Airmen. They are in Europe to train with allied air forces and U.S. services through mid-September.

The training will prove that 5th generation fighters can deploy successfully to European bases and other NATO installations while also affording the chance for familiarization flight training within the European theater. It will also give them the chance to conduct combat air training with different aircraft like U.S. F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons.

Our KBSpotting photographers were present.

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