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Spangdahlem F-16 squadron demonstrates deployment capabilities to USCENTCOM

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U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 480th Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, arrived here Nov. 12, to enhance U.S. Air Forces Central’s ability to deter aggression and promote security and stability within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

Two U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, taxi on the flightline upon arrival at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 12, 2020. Deploying as an instrument of Dynamic Force Employment, the contingent of F-16s and support personnel will rapidly integrate into theater air training, as well as joint, coalition and partnered missions in support of U.S. Air Forces Central and U.S. Central Command priorities. The dynamic deployment highlights the Air Force's ability to rapidly deploy and employ forces anywhere around the globe at any moment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Zade Vadnais)
Two U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, taxi on the flightline upon arrival at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 12, 2020. Deploying as an instrument of Dynamic Force Employment, the contingent of F-16s and support personnel will rapidly integrate into theater air training, as well as joint, coalition and partnered missions in support of U.S. Air Forces Central and U.S. Central Command priorities. The dynamic deployment highlights the Air Force's ability to rapidly deploy and employ forces anywhere around the globe at any moment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Zade Vadnais)
Two U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, taxi on the flightline upon arrival at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 12, 2020. Deploying as an instrument of Dynamic Force Employment, the contingent of F-16s and support personnel will rapidly integrate into theater air training, as well as joint, coalition and partnered missions in support of U.S. Air Forces Central and U.S. Central Command priorities. The dynamic deployment highlights the Air Force's ability to rapidly deploy and employ forces anywhere around the globe at any moment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Zade Vadnais)
Spangdahlem F-16 squadron demonstrates deployment capabilities to USCENTCOM
Two U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, taxi on the flightline upon arrival at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 12, 2020. Deploying as an instrument of Dynamic Force Employment, the contingent of F-16s and support personnel will rapidly integrate into theater air training, as well as joint, coalition and partnered missions in support of U.S. Air Forces Central and U.S. Central Command priorities. The dynamic deployment highlights the Air Force's ability to rapidly deploy and employ forces anywhere around the globe at any moment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Zade Vadnais)
Photo By: Staff Sgt. Zade Vadnais
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Deploying as an instrument of Dynamic Force Employment, the detachment of F-16s along with squadron personnel from Spangdahlem AB will rapidly integrate into theater air training, as well as joint, coalition and partnered missions. The unit's presence highlights the Air Force's ability to rapidly deploy and employ forces anywhere around the globe at any moment.

"The deployment of the 480th Fighter Squadron demonstrates the U.S. Air Force's agility and CENTCOM's commitment to allies and partners to bolster security and stability in the region," said Lt. Gen. Greg Guillot, 9th Air Force (Air Forces Central) commander. "While deployed, the unit will conduct a wide range of missions, including combat operations and training with joint and regional partners, enhance the unit's overall readiness and return to (U.S. European Command) better prepared to support future operations."

CENTCOM's last dynamic deployment -- a detachment of U.S. Air Force F-16s from Aviano Air Base, Italy, -- occurred in October 2019.

Dynamic operations and force employment deliver joint force commanders the critical capability to move forces fluidly into and across the theater in order to seize, retain and exploit the initiative against an adversary. These deployments also amplify USAFCENT's agility and strengthen capability resiliency.