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Thursday, July 31, 2014

F-15E and F-16 units prepare for routine theater security deployment



Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs

7/30/2014 - JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii  --

Twelve F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, are set to deploy to Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 1, 2014, demonstrating the United States' continual commitment to stability and security in the Asia-Pacific Region; providing Pacific Air Forces and the U.S. Pacific Command a Theater Security Package in the region; deepening ties with our allies and our relationship with the international community.

In addition, 12 F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the Air National Guard in New Jersey and Washington, D.C. currently stationed at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, will deploy to Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal, Australia.

Since March 2004, movement of U.S. fighters into the Pacific has been a routine and integral part of USPACOM'S combat capable air forces and regional force posture in order to maintain a prudent deterrent against threats to regional security and stability. 

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