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F-22s forward deploy to Larissa AB, Greece

Release Number: 040818

Two F-22 Raptors arrived at Larissa Air Base, Greece, today from Spangdahlem AB, Germany, to conduct local training.

The F-22s are deployed from the 95th Fighter Squadron, 325th Fighter Wing at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., and arrived in Europe on Aug. 8, 2018.

The Raptors were accompanied by a KC-135 Stratotanker that landed at Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, Greece, and approximately 10 supporting Airmen. The KC-135 is assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing at RAF Mildenhall, England, and is providing refueling support for the deployment to Greece.

This forward deployment, done with the full cooperation of our NATO ally, Greece, demonstrates U.S. Air Force in Europe's commitment to field and operate fifth-generation aircraft in the U.S. European Command area of responsibility. This deployment also underscores our commitment to the collective defense of the NATO alliance and our willingness to deploy and use our most technically advanced assets to deter any potential aggression and increase regional security.

For more information, contact U.S. Air Force in Europe - Air Forces Africa Public Affairs at +49 (0) 6371-47-6558 or by e-mail at usafepao.pao@us.af.mil. If after duty hours, please call +49 (0) 1624-25-5428 or send an e-mail to usafepa.pastaffdutyofficer@us.af.mil.