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F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft arrive in the Czech Republic to participate in Ample Strike 18

Release Number: 110818

U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 162nd Wing, Arizona Air National Guard, arrived at Namest Air Base, Czech Republic.

The F-16s are scheduled to participate in Ample Strike, a Czech Republic-led exercise with aircraft and participants conducting day and night time operations out of the Czech Republic to improve NATO allies and partner nation interoperability.

Following the conclusion of AMSE 18, F-16 aircraft are scheduled to participate in the Czech Republic-hosted NATO Days in Ostrava, Czech Republic, from Sept. 15-16. NATO Days highlights heavy military hardware, police and rescue equipment, dynamic displays of Special Forces training, flying displays and presentations of armaments, equipment and gear from individual units.

Our presence in Europe and the relationships built among our NATO allies and European partners provide the United States the strategic access critical to meet our commitment to respond to threats against them.

For more information, contact U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa Public Affairs at +49 06371-405-1795 or e-mail usafepao.pao@us.af.mil or usafepa.pastaffdutyofficer@us.af.mil.