FAIRCHILD AFB, Wash. — Airmen and tankers from Fairchild’s 92nd Air Refueling Wing not too long ago touched down in Germany.
About 150 personnel and 4 KC-135 Stratotankers arrived on the Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany on Wednesday. The deployment is with the total cooperation of the German authorities and coordination with host nations and NATO army authorities.
“We’re at all times prepared,” stated Col. Cassius Bentley, 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander. “Our Airmen and plane are at all times ready, working onerous to make sure that we’re able to help when referred to as. This deployment proves we will present fast world mobility, attain, and energy.”
Fairchild says the deployment is non permanent, and was made to enhance readiness, improve NATO’s collective protection posture, and additional capabilities with allied and companion nations.
“These are purely defensive forces,” chief Pentagon spokesman John Kirby stated. “These extra personnel are being positioned to reply clearly to the present safety atmosphere attributable to Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, and positively to assist reinforce and bolster deterrence and protection capabilities of the NATO alliance.”
The 92nd Air Refueling Wing is the Air Pressure’s largest energetic responsibility air refueling wing and has earned the title “Tremendous Tanker Wing.”
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