F-15C Eagles are flying in Southwest Asia once again, operating from the undisclosed air base in the region that is home to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, announced Air Force officials in March 2012. Air Forces Central spokesman Maj. James Bressendorff told the Daily Report that the F-15s "arrived at the 380th AEW in January 2011" and "help provide regional stability and security." AFCENT did not directly address if the Eagles are meant to help dissuade Iranian aggression; that seems to be a likely reason for their presence. Here, an F-15C taxis prior to a training sortie from the undisclosed air base, Feb. 22, 2012.
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An F-35A Lightning II assigned to Hill AFB, Utah,
conducts a training flight with F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to Kunsan
AB, Republic of Korea, over the city of Gunsan, on Dec. 1, 2017,
in preparation for Vigilant Ace 18.
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