F-35s to Bulgaria

05/08/2017: Two US Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft practise air-to-air refuelling before arriving for the first time in Bulgaria.

Rumen Radev, President of Bulgaria, is hosting the arrival ceremony.

Two US Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft from the 34th Fighter Squadron are on temporary deployment to RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom.

Alongside one KC-135R Stratotanker from the 459th Air Refueling Wing, these aircraft fly from Hill Air Force Base in the US to Graf Ignatievo Air Base in Bulgaria as part of a training deployment.



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