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Originally posted by Zaphod58
It's a non-event. Many countries fly out of US bases in the US doing training. The main Dutch F-16 pilot training center is Luke AFB Arizona. They have a couple of dozen F-16s that are owned by the Dutch flying out of there, and their pilots flying in US aircraft. Many of them aren't even able to buy beer, but they are certified F-16 pilots. It's common for other militaries to train with the US, even to operate out of US bases.
THE CHINESE FUNGUS IS COMING TO YOUR PART OF TOWN.... BET ON IT IF ONE IS ALLOWED TO BE BUILT IT WILL ONLY BE A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THEY WILL BE SPRINGING UP ALL OVER.... ______beforeitsnews/story/697/195/China_Wants_To_Construct_A_50_Square_Mile_Self-Sustaining_City_South_Of_Boise China Wants To Construct A 50 Square Mile Self-Sustaining City South Of Boise, Idaho Tuesday, June 07, 2011 8:54 Thanks to the trillions of dollars that the Chinese have made flooding our shores with cheap products, China is now in a position of tremendous economic power. So what is China going to do with all of that money? One thing that they have decided to do is to buy up pieces of the United States and set up "special economic zones" inside our country from which they can continue to extend their economic domination.
still think i'm crazy threadkiller?
RESPONSE TO AIR FORCE JETS OVER BOISE--ARE THEY PRACTICING FOR- YARD FARMING? Steve, The 389th was my old sister squadron and I can tell you those loyal to the constitution and those that will follow their superiors blind is about 50/50. (The Air force is particular about who they promote and they only try to promote those that will follow orders blindly. Luckily the promotion system up to Master Sargent (E-7) is testing. After that is a board promotion). However most of the enlisted are kept in the dark to begin with. I can recall an operation where we were not told details until the jets were in the air. As to those that will stand up to this, they would have enough of the blind to get the job done. And they may not even know what is happening before its to late. God bless,B. SQ NOTE--REMEMBER THE ROYAL SINGAPORE AIR FORCE IS BASED IN IDAHO- YARD FARMING- IS THE USE OF AIR FORCE ASSETS AGAINST CIVILIAN TARGETS IN THE U.S.THERE ARE MULTIPLE FOREIGN MILITARY AIR WINGS ASSIGNED TO DIFFERENT U.S. BASES.WANT TO BET WHAT THEIR ORDERS ARE WHEN THE TIME COMES? Nov 15, 2012
According to Adams, the existing Luftwaffe operations at the base — which include 12 German Tornado fighter-bombers and aircrews, as well as others that have been proposed — “are based on policy decisions made by top government leaders of both countries.” Almost immediately after World War II, the U.S. “established a policy of providing training in specific areas to military personnel from countries allied with the United States, particularly from NATO allies,”
(Washington, D.C.) — The governments of the Netherlands and the United States have signed a contract for the training and logistical support of Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 pilot training with the 162 Fighter Wing of the Arizona Air National Guard (AZANG) in Tucson, Arizona.
The three –year contract for $102.5 million, between the Royal Netherlands Air Force and the Arizona Air National Guard, will begin this October at the Arizona Air National Guard facility at Tucson International Airport when the first class of Dutch pilots begins the ground-school portion of their training. This training mission marks a return of the Dutch Air Force to Tucson, where Dutch pilots trained for several years, before moving to Springfield, OH.
The F-16 pilot training by the Arizona Air National Guard continues the training first conducted by the Ohio Air National Guard from 2007 to 2010. “Dutch and U.S. Air Forces have trained together for decades. The Netherlands is pleased that the F-16 training of Dutch pilots with the Arizona Air National Guard is the lastest step in our strong bilateral cooperation,” said Ambassador Renée Jones-Bos.
The Indian Air Force participated in a multinational Air Exercise, ‘Ex - Red Flag 08’ at the invitation of United States Air Force (USAF), held at Nellis Air Force Base in the US from 09-23 Aug 08.
The Red Flag 08 had the participation of IAF with eight Su-30s, two IL-78 tankers an IL-76 aircraft & 247 Air Warriors along with the French Air Force with Rafale, South Korean Air Force with F-15s & US AF with F-15s & F-16s. IAF & other visiting Air Forces along with a large USAF element were part of the Blue Forces (friendly) which would engage in combat with the Red Forces. The Red Forces were the "Aggressors" with F-15s & F-16s aircraft of 64th & 65th Aggressor squadrons of USAF based at Air Force Base Nellis.
RF-A 11-2 was held during July 2011 and included a wide variety of aircraft and weapons systems. During the course of several weeks, over a thousand airmen deployed to Eielson AFB near Fairbanks, Alaska. In addition to those at Eielson, several hundred airmen were concurrently deployed to Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage, Alaska. While the participants were predominantly USAF and PACAF, several foreign nations were present including Japan, Australia, and Singapore.
By far the most common aircraft present during 11-2 was the F-16 Fighting Falcon, with no less than four units bringing their Vipers into the fight above Alaska. While the block 30 F-16s of the Eielson-based 18th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS) provided an aerial “red air” aggressor threat, the opposing “blue” force F-16s belonged to the 79th Fighter Squadron (FS) from Shaw AFB, the 119th FS of the New Jersey ANG in Atlantic City, and the 36th FS from Osan AB. Also from Osan, the 25th FS brought A-10s for the ground attack and Close Air Support (CAS) mission. Additionally, to supplement the strike mission the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and Royal Singapore Air Force (RSAF) participated with their F/A-18As and new F-15SGs, respectively. The latter aircraft belong to the 428th FS, based at Mountain Home AFB in Idaho for training RSAF crews. Aside from the fast movers, the 11-2 exercise also featured a strong airlift presence in the form of Lockheed C-130s from several different nations. Australia, and a trio each of Japanese and PACAF (Yokota AB) C-130s contributed to the airlift support mission. Each Hercules staged from Elmendorf AFB, while the tactical aircraft and tanker task force deployed to Eielson for the duration of the exercise.
The Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) has become a regular participant at RF-A, and 11-2 was no different. Considering the proximity to Japan, the JASDF prefers to travel the relatively shorter distance to Alaska as opposed to Nellis AFB. Their assets for 11-2 included F-15Js, C-130s, KC-767s for tanker support as well as an E-767 for command and control.
Originally posted by allenidaho
Mountain Home Air Force Base here in Idaho and Moses Lake over in Washington are pretty commonly used for pilot training, both foreign and domestic. The reason being that both areas have fairly unpredictable winds. Which is great for training pilots to expect the unexpected.
Also, back in the 1970's and 80's, it was a pretty common sight to see Iranian military units being trained at several Army bases in the US. Nowadays, that is just unimaginable.
German Air Force and Army units commonly attend training here in the US and in Canada.
Singapore is an ally. Germany is an ally. What seems to be the problem?