31 May '17, 10pm

Arctic Challenge brings airmen from 11 nations together to train for complex joint missions

More than 230 U.S. airmen are taking part in Arctic Challenge, a training exercise in Scandinavia designed to improve interoperability between the air forces of the 11 participating nations. Twelve F-15C Eagles and about 200 personnel from the 493rd Fighter Squadron at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, and two KC-135 Stratotankers and over 30 personnel from the 351st Air Refueling Squadron at RAF Mildenhall, England, deployed to bases in Finland and Sweden for the exercise, which began May 19 and concludes June 2. The other participating air forces are from Finland, Sweden, Norway, the UK, Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada and the Netherlands, as well as representatives from NATO, according to the U.S. Air Force . "The primary objective for us is to work together with our partner nations and allies to increase our interoperability capabilities as a force," s...

Full article: https://www.airforcetimes.com/articles/arctic-challenge-b...

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