Security, Middle East
Pentagon spokesman Charles Summers pointed “to indications of heightened Iranian readiness to conduct offensive operations against U.S forces and our interests.”
Taken on May 8, 2019 the interesting photos in this post show U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-15C Eagle fighter jets belonging to 48th Fighter Wing (FW) from RAF Lakenheath, taxing on a runway in Southwest Asia. U.S. Air Forces Central Command Airmen, Joint personnel, and Coalition partners stand ready to provide defense from any threat. These aircraft were moved within the theater to be best positioned to defend U.S. forces and interests in the region.
Noteworthy one of the Eagles portrayed in the pictures is nicknamed “Starscream” after the fictional character that appears in almost all continuities of the Transformers franchise. A graduate of the Cybertron War Academy, Starscream is a deadly high-ranking Decepticon who turns into a jet fighter, and Megatron’s second-in-command as the leader of the Seekers. In his original appearance, Starscream transforms into an F-15 Eagle.
(This article by Dario Leone originally appeared on The Aviation Geek Club in 2019.)
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