Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Aviano Air Base participates in Exercise Adriatic Strike 2014

31st Fighter Wing Public Affairs

6/3/2014 - AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 31st Fighter Wing are providing close air support during Exercise Adriatic Strike 2014 in Postojna, Slovenia this week. Slovenia first hosted Adriatic Strike, an exercise focused on training Joint Terminal Attack Controllers or JTACs, in 2012.

The Slovenian government has invited JTACs from the Austrian, Belgian, Czech, Montenegrin, French, Croatian, Latvian, Hungarian and Slovenian militaries to participate in this marquee training event. The main goals of the exercise are enhancing JTAC interoperability and technical expertise.

Each day, aircraft from Aviano Air Base will fly to the main Slovenian Air Force training range to simulate the combat close air support that JTACs are responsible for coordinating. The F-16 is a multirole fighter that flies a variety of missions to include suppression of enemy air defense, offensive counter air, defensive counter air, close air support and forward air controller missions.

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