F-35s forward deploy to Bulgaria

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II touches down at Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, April 28, 2017, marking the first time the NATO country has hosted the fifth-generation fighter aircraft. 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)

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane
VIRIN: 170428-F-RN211-0669.JPG
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