Exercise Iron Falcon are military aerial training exercises at United Arab Emirates Air Warfare Center. Various squadrons from various United States Air Forces Bases and Coalition Forces participated in these exercises at various times.
Air Force leaders from Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. particated in a special Special planning as an upgrade training for mission commanders was established. This training was specific for all members of the Gulf Cooperation Council to eventually participate in the primary Exercise. The primary Exercise training was developed during operations Northern Watch and Southern Watch. The 77th Fighter Squadron with their F-16 Fighting Falcons participated in the second part of this Exercise.
In 2009, the F-22 Raptor made its first appearance in the Middle East at the United Arab Emirates Air Warfare Center from November until December 10. Six Raptors and their support unit from the 1st Fighter Wing att Langley Air Force Base, Virginia performed bilateral training their coalitions partners.
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