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    Blue Flag 2015: Strengthening alliances in the air

    Blue Flag 2015: Strengthening alliances in the air

    Photo By Matty Stern | Ambassador Dan Shapiro headed to Uvda Air Base in southern Israel to observe Blue Flag...... read more read more

    UVDA AIR FORCE BASE, ISRAEL

    10.26.2015

    Story by Avida Landau 

    U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv

    UVDA AIR FORCE BASE, Israel - Ambassador Dan Shapiro headed to Uvda Air Base in southern Israel to observe Blue Flag 2015, an advanced aerial combat exercise featuring the air forces of the United States, Israel, and other allies. During his visit, Ambassador Shapiro met with Israeli Air Force and Uvda Air Base commanders, toured the visiting American squadron, the 493D “Grim Reapers” Fighter Squadron deployed from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, and observed the fighters taking off for their mission.

    The exercise, taking place for only the second time, is modeled after the American “Red Flag” exercise, and is designed to simulate real-world air combat scenarios, promotes improved operational capability, combat effectiveness, and understanding and cooperation between the U.S., Israeli, and other allied air forces.

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    Date Taken: 10.26.2015
    Date Posted: 11.03.2015 09:51
    Story ID: 180735
    Location: UVDA AIR FORCE BASE, IL

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