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Spangdahlem F-16 squadron demonstrates deployment capabilities to USCENTCOM

November 16, 2020

U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 480th Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, arrived here Nov. 12, to enhance U.S. Air Forces Central’s ability to deter aggression and promote security and stability within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

Deploying as an instrument of Dynamic Force Employment, the detachment of F-16s along with squadron personnel from Spangdahlem AB will rapidly integrate into theater air training, as well as joint, coalition and partnered missions. The unit’s presence highlights the Air Force’s ability to rapidly deploy and employ forces anywhere around the globe at any moment.

Two U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, taxi on the flightline upon arrival at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 12, 2020. Deploying as an instrument of Dynamic Force Employment, the contingent of F-16s and support personnel will rapidly integrate into theater air training, as well as joint, coalition and partnered missions in support of U.S. Air Forces Central and U.S. Central Command priorities. The dynamic deployment highlights the Air Force's ability to rapidly deploy and employ forces anywhere around the globe at any moment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Zade Vadnais)