Twelve F-16s arrived in Estonia as part of a theater security package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

USAF ANG F-16 deployment Estonia
Massive deployment of USAF ANG F-16 jets in Estonia

Twelve F-16 Fighting Falcons from the Ohio Air National Guard landed at Amari Air Base, Estonia, Jan. 14, as part of a Theater Security Package (TSP) in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

In addition to 12 Fighting Falcons, the U.S. Air Force deployed nearly 300 Airmen from the 180th Fighter Wing, and approximately 75 Airmen from the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, as the 112th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron.

According to Lt. Col. Greg Barasch, 112th EFS commander, this deployment shows their ability to fly missions out of different locations around the world and increases airmen capabilities and readiness by flying air-to-air, and air-to-ground missions with our local and regional partners.”

The F-16 squadron plans to fly approximately 60 missions per week, Barasch said.

The Air Force has deployed total force Airmen to Europe as a part of Operation Atlantic Resolve for more than two years. TSP deployments to Europe vary in length and are supported with total force aircraft and Airmen from stateside units.

Written by Matteo Sanzani
Source, Image: USAF

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