The US Air Force has deployed its fighter jets to Croatia amid Russia’s widespread invasion of Ukraine.
The official press release states that the 31st Fighter has deployed two F-16 Fighting Falcons to Croatia’s 91st Air Base in Pleso, March 16, for the implementation of the Combat Jobs concepts. Fight Agile alongside Allied Croatia while supporting NATO’s collective defense in Southeast Europe.
US Air Forces Europe – The Africa Air Force’s Combat Agility Work Framework intentionally uses agile forces and strategic capabilities to forward locations to counter threats. threat or aggression through active movement with the Allies and partners.
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“Our longstanding alliances and partnerships across theaters in Europe and Africa have enabled our versatile Air Forces to carry out our mission as a joint force. dynamism,” said US Air Force General Jeff Harrigian, USAFE-AFAFRCIA Commander. “Directing our strategic capabilities from any position forward will build a resilient force that is ready to pivot and resist aggression anywhere in an instant.”
By conducting such operations in Croatia, the Air Force builds the capabilities of Allies and partners across Southeast Europe and extending into the Mediterranean Sea.