BLUFEight USAF F-35As and their ground crew have been deployed to Europe as part of NATO’s enhanced air policing mission.
Peter Suciu writing in '1945' makes the following points:
- Deployment of Air National Guard F35's demonstrates integration of US Air Force Active Duty, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard components.
- F-35s have been deployed to the Baltic and the Black Sea regions.
Recent Runway Posts related to this topic:
F-35 01: COLLECTION | The Runway (airforce.gov.au)
References from the Web:
- APR 2022 F-35 Pilot: NATO Could ‘Completely Destroy the Russian Forces’- Popular Mechanics
- APR 2022 NATO planners put the F-35 front and center in European nuclear deterrence-Defense news
- JUL 2022 USAF F-35s Forward Deploy For NATO Air Shielding Mission-NATO