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Raptors touch down at Spangdahlem

Raptors touch down at Spangdahlem

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor lands at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Aug. 8, 2018. The aircraft and other F-22s, Airmen and equipment arrived from the 95th Fighter Squadron, 325th Fighter Wing, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., to train with other European-based aircraft as part of a Flying Training Deployment. The F-22s will also forward deploy to other locations in Europe to train with NATO allies in order to maximize training opportunities while strengthening the NATO alliance and deterring regional aggression. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Preston Cherry)

Raptors touch down at Spangdahlem

U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors taxi after arriving as part of a Flying Training Deployment at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Aug. 8, 2018. The FTD arrived from the 95th Fighter Squadron, 325th Fighter Wing, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. and plans to conduct air training with other European-based aircraft over the next several weeks. As the world’s premiere operational 5th-generation fighter, the Raptor’s unique combination of stealth, speed, agility, and situational awareness combined with lethal long-range air-to-air and air-to-ground weaponry make it the best air dominance fighter in the world and perfect for assuring our allies of our capabilities and commitment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Preston Cherry)

Raptors touch down at Spangdahlem

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor lands at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Aug. 8, 2018. The aircraft and a squadron of other F-22s, Airmen, and equipment arrived from the 95th Fighter Squadron, 325th Fighter Wing, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. to train with other European-based aircraft as part of a Flying Training Deployment. The FTD plans to forward deploy from Germany to operating locations within other NATO member nations to maximize training opportunities while strengthening the NATO alliance and deterring regional aggression. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Preston Cherry)

Raptors are the world’s premiere 5th-generation fighters, possessing a unique combination of stealth, speed, agility, and situational awareness along with lethal long-range, air-to-air and air-to-ground weaponry. Their presence in the European theater underscores our ability to deter current and potential threats, assure our allies and respond in a timely way should deterrence fail.

An Airman from the 95th Fighter Squadron, 325th Fighter Wing at Tyndall Air Base, Fla., marshals a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor to park on the flightline at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Aug. 8, 2018. Raptors are the world’s premiere 5th-generation fighters, possessing a unique combination of stealth, speed, agility, and situational awareness along with lethal long-range, air-to-air and air-to-ground weaponry. Their presence in the European theater underscores our ability to deter current and potential threats, assure our allies and respond in a timely way should deterrence fail. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dawn M. Weber)

Raptors are the world’s premiere 5th-generation fighters, possessing a unique combination of stealth, speed, agility, and situational awareness along with lethal long-range, air-to-air and air-to-ground weaponry. Their presence in the European theater underscores our ability to deter current and potential threats, assure our allies and respond in a timely way should deterrence fail.

An Airman from the 95th Fighter Squadron, 325th Fighter Wing at Tyndall Air Base, Fla., signals an F-22 Raptor to stop on the flightline at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Aug. 8, 2018. The F-22 Flying Training Deployment to Europe aims to maximize training opportunities with allies and partners while strengthening the NATO alliance and deterring regional aggression. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dawn M. Weber)

Raptors are the world’s premiere 5th-generation fighters, possessing a unique combination of stealth, speed, agility, and situational awareness along with lethal long-range, air-to-air and air-to-ground weaponry. Their presence in the European theater underscores our ability to deter current and potential threats, assure our allies and respond in a timely way should deterrence fail.

U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors from the 95th Fighter Squadron, 325th Fighter Wing at Tyndall Air Base, Fla., arrive at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Aug. 8, 2018. The 95th FS is deployed to Europe for several weeks to conduct training with other European-based aircraft as part of a Flying Training Deployment. Forward locations enable collective defense capabilities and provide U.S. and NATO the strategic and operational breadth needed to deter adversaries and assure our allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dawn M. Weber)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany --