U.S. F-35s deploy to Spain to participate in Tactical Leadership Programme flying course

USAF F-35 TLP Albacete Spain
U.S. F-35s deploy to Spain to participate in Tactical Leadership Programme flying course.

F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft have deployed to Los Llanos Air Base at Albacete, Spain, to participate in Tactical Leadership Programme flying course 19-2. The aircraft, pilots and supporting Airmen are deployed from the active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th FW at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. They are in Europe as part of a Theater Security Package, which is a rotational force that demonstrates U.S. commitment to our partners and allies and to enhancing regional security.

At the TLP course, the F-35s will conduct training with aircraft from other NATO countries, including Spain, Poland and Greece. This multilateral training course will focus on developing tactical air expertise, including integration of fourth and fifth-generation fighter aircraft. Training events like this are essential to building cohesiveness and improving interoperability and tactical understanding among allied air forces.

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Source: USAFE