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National Guard Bureau

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 5, 1997 –  

Exercise deploys reservists to Europe

A total of 200 reservists from the 301st Fighter Wing took their F-16s and 95 tons of support equipment to Karup, Denmark, for exercise Central Enterprise.

The deployment from the Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base began May 24 and will last five weeks.The fighter wing will deploy with the 927th and 940th Air Refueling wings from Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., and McClellan Air Force Base, Calif. An E-3B airborne warning and control system aircraft from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., flown by an AWACS crew from the Reserve’s 513th Air Control Group will operate out of Geilenkirchen, Germany, to support the exercise.The exercise will test unified maritime operations in the Baltic Sea, interdiction missions with Maverick air-to-surface missiles and defensive counter air missions. The deployment is designed to heighten combat capabilities with realistic combat training and expose Air Force Reserve Command pilots to the capabilities of the MiG-29 Fulcrum.

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