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Real Thaw 18 is a Portuguese-led exercise that invites armed forces from various countries to participate in training missions aimed at merging and deploying different platforms toward a major objective, covering a vast range of activities including air-to-air and air-to-ground training, tactical air transport operations and close air support.

Dobbins partners with Portugal for international exercise

An assortment of aircraft from different countries are parked on the ramp at Monte Real Air Base, Portugal Jan. 28, 2018. The aircraft will participate in this year's Real Thaw 18, a Portuguese-led exercise attended by 1,500 participants and 35 aircraft from Spain, Denmark, Netherlands, France, Portugal and the United States. (Courtesy photo/Manuel Cascalheira)

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