U.S. Deploys F-16s to Turkish Air Base
“The U.S. deployed six F-16s and roughly 300 airmen from the 31st Fighter Wing to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, to support operations against the Islamic State,” reports Military Times .
“The F-16s from the 31st Fighter Wing will be the first manned aircraft to attack the Islamic State from a Turkish base. Since Operation Inherent Resolve began on Aug. 8, 2014, the U.S. has dropped more than 5,600 bombs. The Air Force has flown 67 percent of the more than 45,259 total stories over the past year, averaging about 15 strikes a day.”