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Published:June 10th, 2015 14:46 EST

U.S., Turkish Airmen Train in Exercise Anatolian Eagle

By SOP newswire3

By Terri Moon Cronk
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

U.S. Air Forces in Europe personnel are participating in Exercise Anatolian Eagle with the Turkish air force, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters here today.


About 250 personnel and 12 U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle " jet fighters from the 48th Fighter Wing based at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom, are participating in the preplanned exercise, Warren said.

Anatolian Eagle, which is taking place at Konya Air Base, Turkey, began June 8, he said.

The exercise is slated to conclude June 18, Warren said.

Anatolian Eagle is focused on exercising operational and logistical processes for U.S. air forces and increasing tactical interoperability between U.S. and Turkish air forces, the colonel said.

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