Armed Forces News

The Air Force has moved six F-16 Falcon fighter jets and 300 support personnel to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, to support the ongoing effort to defeat Islamic State terrorist fighters in Iraq and Syria. The planes, attached to the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, were expected to begin flying sorties within days after their arrival. The Air Force had been flying unmanned aerial vehicles out of Incirlik on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions for some time. A week before the manned aircraft arrived, the Air Force started deploying the UAVs on armed-combat missions.