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Ohio fighter jet unit heads to Baltic region


Ohio’s only fighter jet wing has sent 12 F-16 Fighting Falcons to Europe as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, officials said.

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The Toledo-based 180th Fighter wing deployed the fighter jets and 250 Ohio Air National Guardsmen to Amari Air Base, Estonia, in the Baltic region. The mission will last about three months, according to Staff Sgt. Shane Hughes, a unit spokesman.

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The wing will train with NATO, regional countries, and other National Guard units, officials said.

Several F-16s remain at the Toledo base to fly training exercises and air defense intercept missions, Hughes said.



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