U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa
8/22/2015 - RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- Eight
U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs and approximately 170 Airmen
deployed to Ämari Air Base, Estonia, as part of a flying training
deployment in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
Operation Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of our continued
commitment to the collective security of NATO and dedication to the
enduring peace and stability in the region.
Aircraft and Airmen from the 303d Fighter Squadron, 442d Fighter Wing,
Whiteman AFB, Missouri, arrived in Estonia, 22 Aug. These reservists,
along with guardsmen from three Air National Guard units, will train
with their Estonian counterparts for three weeks. During this
deployment, they will also participate in simultaneous but unrelated
training with Finnish air forces.
All of the training will focus on maintaining joint readiness while
building interoperability capabilities and demonstrating the shared
commitment of the U.S. to a safe and secure Eastern Europe.
The training will include some low-level flying designed to help
maintain joint readiness and strengthen our relationships within the
North Atlantic Treaty Organization.