As Ukraine Faces Possible Invasion, Air Force Moves F-35s From Utah To Germany


As Ukraine Faces Possible Invasion, Air Force Moves F-35s From Utah To Germany
F-35A fighter jets from the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, land at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. (Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew/U.S. Air Force)

Utah - A dozen F-35A Lightning II fighter spurts and 350 birdmen from Hill Air Force Base in Utah have arrived in Germany, marking the rearmost deployment of American aircraft to Europe as pressures rise between Russia and Ukraine. 

Birdmen from the 388th Fighter Wing and the 419th active duty Reserve arrived at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, on Wednesday, according to an Air Force Reserve statement. 

Despite the recent movement ofU.S. colors and military tackle into Europe, American forces are outnumbered by the estimated Russian colors posted on the Ukrainian border. US officers have described the American troop movement as an attempt to assure NATO abettors that the US will help defend its fellow NATO members. 

 Colonel Matt Fritz, commander of the 419th Fighter Wing, said his birdmen were" especially trained for times like this"and they were ready to join the growing show of force. 

"A group of F-35 Reserve aviators and maintainers have joined our active duty mates in their deployment to the region and stand ready to support enhanced security for our NATO abettors,"Fritz said in a press release. 

The F-35s delivered from Utah are the rearmost deployment to Europe and the rearmost in backing the US Air Force is furnishing to help bolster NATO's defenses against Russia. 

On Monday, eight F-15E Strike Eagles from the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Wing, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina were stationed to Lask, Poland. 

 In addition, six KC-135 Stratotankers from the 100th Upstanding Refueling Wing at RAF Mildenhall in the UK have been stationed to Ramstein Air Base, Germany. 

Birdmen with the 435th Contingency Response Group, which helped set up new fields at the battle point, have also been transferred from Germany's Ramstein Air Base to Poland for possible backing with Ukrainian deportees. 

 B-52 Stratofortress aircraft and help from the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, arrived at RAF Fairford in the UK on February 10 for listed exercises, but also added to the growing American force in Europe. 

Before this month, a C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, delivered inventories to help the US in the Ukraine charge. Fresh aircraft will exit Joint Base Charleston in South Carolina, a base spokesperson told original media. 

The flight paths participated on social media by aeronautics suckers have also shown a large number of American surveillance aircraft in the region over the once week. These include the RQ-4 Global Hawk and MQ-9 Reaper drones, as well as the Air Force's RC-135V/ W Rivet Joint aircraft used for electronic surveillance. 

This once weekend, three US P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft flying over the Mediterranean Sea encountered" unskillful wiretapping"from Russian aircraft, the Navy told media. 

 The increase in American breakouts over Europe comes as military officers await a implicit irruption of Ukraine by Russian forces. 

Despite Moscow's claim to be reducing its forces, NATO reiterated this week that this doesn't appear to be the case as an estimated Russian colors gather near the Ukrainian border. 

 General Jeff Harrigian, commander of the US Air Forces in Europe and Air Force Africa and head of Allied Air Command, said in a press release that the F-35 would discourage Russia's conduct because of the brewing trouble of irruption. 

"We're facing a dynamic terrain, and this deployment significantly increases our support for NATO defense," said Harrigian. 

 This week, it was blazoned that hundreds of colors from the Army's 101st Airborne were stationed. In total, some US colors are anticipated to be posted in Europe in the coming days and will join forces from other NATO mates, including Britain and France. 

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