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Release No: 547-98
October 22, 1998

EXERCISE IRON COBRA 99

Members of U.S. Central Command's U.S. Air Force component will participate in Exercise Iron Cobra in Egypt from Oct. 22 to Nov. 17, 1998. The eighth in the Iron Cobra series is an air mobility field training exercise designed to enhance Egyptian defense capabilities, strengthen military-to-military relationships, and enhance interoperability and battle staff proficiency between U.S. and Egyptian armed forces.

The exercise, involving approximately 400 U.S. Air Force personnel, provides an opportunity for U.S. forces to exercise with Egyptian armed forces in Egypt while demonstrating U.S. capability and commitment to the region.

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