Spangdahlem Airmen and aircraft deploy for Blue Flag Israel 19

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Airmen and F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, are participating in Blue Flag 19, a biennial exercise hosted by Israel.

 The U.S. Air Force, Israeli air force and other partner nations are participating in the fourth iteration of the Blue Flag exercise series. The U.S. and Israel maintain an exceptionally close bilateral relationship and the U.S. Air Force’s participation in Blue Flag 19 demonstrates our nation's commitment to Israel, as well as improves cooperation, integration, and tactical effectiveness.