Operation Rapid Forge; F-35A Lightning II lands in Latvia

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  • By Senior Airman Milton Hamilton
  • 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II fighter jet deployed from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, taxis on a runway during Operation Rapid Forge at Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia, July, 23, 2019. This is the first time a U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter has landed in Latvia. Operation Rapid Forge is a U.S. Air Forces in Europe-led mission to enhance readiness and test the ability to function at locations other than the main air bases. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton)