C-130H Hercules, C-130J Super Hercules and C-17 Globemaster III arrive at Ramstein Air Base for Swift Response

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C-130H Hercules assigned to the 158th Airlift Squadron, 165th Airlift Wing, Savannah Air National Guard Base, Georgia, and C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 815th Airlift Squadron, 403rd Wing, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, and C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and Airmen assigned to the 204th Airlift Squadron, 154th Wing, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Honolulu, Hawaii, have arrived at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to participate in Swift Response 19.

Swift Response is an annual U.S. Army Europe-led multinational airborne exercise that will take place in Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania from June 13-25. This exercise will feature high-readiness airborne forces from eight NATO nations including Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Swift Response provides a joint training opportunity that allows command and control of complex operations from dispersed locations while ensuring participating forces work together to defend against regional aggression.

For more information about U.S. Air Force participation in Immediate Response, contact U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa Public Affairs at +49 06371-47-6558 or e-mail usafepao.pao@us.af.mil or usafepa.pastaffdutyofficer@us.af.mil.