Air Force deploys F-35 to Middle East

April 15, 2019 at 5:09 PM

The Air Force announced today it has deployed the F-35A to the Middle East for its first operational deployment in the region.

“As the first deployment to the U.S. Air Force's Central Command area of responsibility, crews are prepared and trained for the AFCENT mission,” the service said in an April 15 press release. 

The jets are deployed at Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates.