F-22s Deploy to Europe

F-22 Raptors from the 95th Fighter Squadron conduct air-to-air training with F-15E Strike Eagles from the 494th Fighter Squadron April 11, at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. The training allows the perfect opportunity for the advanced aircraft to train alongside other U.S. Air Force aircraft,

News Release
Headquarters, United States European Command Media Operations Division
Stuttgart, Germany
Release: 16-08

11 April 2016

An F22 Raptor aircraft in flight
An F-22 Raptor from the 95th Fighter Squadron based at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, flies over Tallinn, Estonia, 4th September 2015 (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson)

The U.S. Air Force has deployed F-22 Raptors, Airmen and associated equipment to Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 11, to conduct air training with other Europe-based aircraft.

The F-22s are deployed from the 95th Fighter Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, and will continue training in Europe until May. The 5th generation, multi-role fighter aircraft will also forward deploy from the U.K. to NATO bases to maximize training opportunities, affirm enduring commitments to NATO allies, and deter any actions that destabilize regional security. The training marks the second time the U.S. European Command has hosted a deployment of F-22 aircraft in the EUCOM area of responsibility.

For further information, contact U.S. Air Forces Europe Public Affairs at +49 (0) 6371 47 6558 or via e-mail at: usafepao.pao@us.af.mil. If after duty hours, call +49 0162-425-5428 or send e-mail to: usafepa.pastaffdutyofficer@us.af.mil.

 

 

 

 

Featured image: F-22 Raptors from the 95th Fighter Squadron conduct air-to-air training with F-15E Strike Eagles from the 494th Fighter Squadron April 11, at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. The training allows the perfect opportunity for the advanced aircraft to train alongside other U.S. Air Force aircraft, joint partners and NATO allies. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)