USAF F-16s Deploy From Italy To The Horn Of Africa As Region Simmers

Source: Drive

AFRICOM has noted that F-16CMs from the 31st Fighter Wing, based at Aviano Air Base in Italy, have arrived at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti. The deployment, supported by KC-135R tankers from RAF Mildenhall, was said to be in response to increased threats to American lives in South Sudan. But now, in light of the recent events in Red Sea, those F-16s and their very close proximity to Yemen have taken on greater significance.

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