USAFE and NATO partners participate in exercise over Poland

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U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing at Royal Air Force Lakenheath and a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing at Royal Air Force Mildenhall partnered with NATO Allies to conduct a find, fix, track, and target (F2T2) exercise over Poland, 15 February 2024.

NATO participation in the exercise included F-35A Lightning IIs from the Netherlands and an E-3A AWACS from NATO.

F2T2 exercises require participating members to execute multi-domain operations by employing intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance assets to locate and communicate potential target locations to other aircraft with capabilities to strike the targets in an established time limit.

All training objectives for the exercise were accomplished. The successful execution of this exercise demonstrates the close cooperation between U.S. and NATO Allied forces, builds on previous efforts to enhance NATO interoperability, and furthers our shared commitment to global security and stability.

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