A F-35A squadron from Hill Air Force Base deploys in Italy
- May 27, 2019
A squadron of F-35A jet fighters from Hill Air Force Base in Utah has deployed to Aviano Air Base in Italy to participate in exercises and conduct training with other Europe-based aircraft.
The statement said the deployment is part of a “theater security package” in which U.S. forces rotate to Europe to deter adversaries and assure allies of the U.S. commitment to regional security.
The statement says the deployment is the second to Europe by a Hill-based F-35A squadron and that the first took place in 2017 when a squadron deployed to a British base in England.