F-35s forward deploy to Bulgaria
Lt. Gen. Richard Clark, the Third Air Force commander, speaks to U.S. and Bulgarian visitors as well as media during a press event at Graf Ignatievo Air Base, April 28, 2017, highlighting the first training deployment of the F-35A Lightning II to Bulgaria. Eight F-35s deployed from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, to Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, on April 15. Two of the eight forward deployed to Bulgaria for a brief time which allowed the F-35s to engage in familiarization training within the European theater while reassuring allies and partners of U.S. dedication to the enduring peace and stability of the region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane)
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