Clear Sky 2018 concluded today with a ceremony at Starokostiantyniv Air Base, Ukraine. The 12-day exercise was the first U.S. Air Forces in Europe-sponsored air-centric regional security exercise of its kind in Ukraine. The exercise was overall deemed a success by leadership for advances in interoperability between U.S., Ukrainian and partner-nation forces. “We are better, faster, stronger, smarter, and closer than we were just two weeks ago,” Maj. Gen. Clay Garrison, California Air National Guard commander and Clear Sky exercise director told airmen from the U.S., Ukraine and other partner nations gathered at the ceremony. “This is due to your hard work and dedication to the mission, and it has been spectacular.”

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