F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft arrive in Bulgaria for Thracian Star 21

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F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft and Airmen assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron, 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, and Airmen assigned to 435th Combat Training Squadron, and the 4th Combat Training Squadron, Detachment 1, Ramstein AB, Germany, are participating in Thracian Star 21, a multilateral training exercise with the Bulgarian air force at Graf Ignatievo AB, Bulgaria.

During the exercise, U.S. and Bulgarian air forces will conduct training to enhance our ability to rapidly deploy to remote locations and provide credible force to assure stability for the region. Participation in multinational exercises such as Thracian Star 21 enhances our professional relationships and improves overall coordination with allies and partner militaries during times of crisis.

The information included in this release is subject to change with short notice due to the dynamic global COVID-19 situation.

For more information, contact U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa Public Affairs at +49 06371-47-6558 or email usafepao.pao@us.af.mil or usafepa.pastaffdutyofficer@us.af.mil.