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Posted: 1/13/2006 10:38:54 AM EDT
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Coinciding with increased tensions with Iran over the resumption of illicit uranium enrichment, the U.S. Air Force has dispatched additional warplanes to the region in a not-so-subtle sign, military sources say.
An entire wing of F-16s, the Air National Guard's 122nd Fighter Wing based in Fort Wayne, Ind., left for a base in southwest Asia on Tuesday. A wing is usually about 72 aircraft and several hundred support personnel.
F-16s and support personnel from the 4th Fighter Squadron of the 388th Fighter Wing based at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, also deployed recently to Iraq. The squadron has 12 F-16s.
Both units' F-16s could be used in any military operation to take out Iranian nuclear facilities.
A spokesman for the U.S. Central Command Air Forces, which runs air operations in the region, said the F-16 deployment of about 80 jets is part of a rotation and is not related to Iran's uranium reprocessing.
'Seoul Train'
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:40:27 AM EDT
interesting.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:44:51 AM EDT
The Iranians trying to get nukes is just another Bush lie. We all know there have been no WMDs found in Iraq, so they must not have ever been there. So, Bush lied. We all know they there is no way the WMDs could be buried in the desert or in Syria.

The above is the thought pattern of the "I hate Bush crowd", both left and far right.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:46:29 AM EDT
Nothing to see here. Move along.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:46:29 AM EDT
And ANG fighter wing is typically 72 jets?
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:47:52 AM EDT
No F-22s WTF?
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:56:28 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 11:14:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By brassburn:
Where are the Super Hornets?



Sitting on the deck crying because they're gonna miss another set of Air-to-Air kills.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 11:33:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Mattl:
No F-22s WTF?



More telling is no F-15Es...
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 6:48:36 PM EDT
The 4th FS was the premier ground attack squadron at Hill when I was there....
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 7:05:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
And ANG fighter wing is typically 72 jets?



Most ANG wings only have one squadron attached, not 3 like active duty wings. So unless it was beefed up with other squadrons, I doubt more than 18-24 aircraft deployed, as that's typically what a squadron contains.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 7:09:38 PM EDT
Stupid Reporters... Typical Sensationalist BS.

It's just a normal AEF rotation that happens every 4 months. They are replacing another guard F16 unit that will rotate back.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 7:13:27 PM EDT
Wouldnt be much of a fight..........magic carpets aint much of a match for the F-15
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 7:15:07 PM EDT
These F-16s are going to be used in Iraq, if we were sending acft there for Iran it wouldn't be just be bunch of ANG F-16s. When you here that the 1st FW (F-15Cs & F-22s) and the 4th FW (F-15E's) are deploying then you know something is up.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 7:17:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cyclone:
Wouldnt be much of a fight..........magic carpets aint much of a match for the F-15



Link Posted: 1/13/2006 7:18:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By brassburn:
Where are the Super Hornets?


They were already there onboard the CVN in or around the Persian Gulf. When Naval Air Power deploys, it doesn't make headlines because it's always there when the President needs it.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 7:19:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mattl:
No F-22s WTF?



When the time comes they'll be there.........


Langley celebrates Raptor's initial operational capability

www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123014270


1/13/2006 - LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. (AFPN) -- The 1st Fighter Wing held a ceremony here today to celebrate the F-22A Raptor's initial operational capability.

The event comes after the 27th Fighter Squadron was officially declared IOC on Dec. 15 by Gen. Ronald E. Keys, commander of Air Combat Command.

The IOC declaration proves the F-22A is mission ready. The base now has 19 Raptors.

The 27th FS -- the Air Force's oldest fighter squadron -- is now the first operational unit to fly the service's newest fighter aircraft.

"This next generation fighter can now be employed by combatant commanders and the national command authority for various missions both at home and in other areas of responsibility," wing commander Brig. Gen. Burton Field said. .............snip
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 7:19:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cluster:

Originally Posted By cyclone:
Wouldnt be much of a fight..........magic carpets aint much of a match for the F-15



www.thereceptiondesk.com/warmonger/art/f-16.jpg



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