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    Twelve F-16 Fighting Falcons combat aircraft and approximately 200 support personnel with the 119th Fighter Squadron are set to deploy in February to the Osan Air Base in South Korea, the US Air Force said in a press release.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Air Force routinely deploys fighter aircraft to the region to provide US Pacific Command and Pacific Air Forces with so-called theater security packages that help maintain a deterrent against threats to regional security and stability.

    Theater security packages demonstrate the continuing US commitment to stability and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

    Routine movement of aircraft and support staff into Pacific Command’s area of responsibility has been ongoing since 2004.


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