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NEWS | Sept. 28, 2021

149th Fighter Wing hosts Egyptian Air Force

By Staff Sgt. Ryan Mancuso 149th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Members of the Egyptian Air Force made a trip to the 149th Fighter Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Sept. 26 as part of the state partnership program that has been newly established between the 149th FW and Egypt.

Brig. Gen. Matthew Barker, Chief of Staff, Headquarters Texas Air National Guard, hosted the Egyptian delegation as they toured the 149th FW facilities.

During their visit, they received information on flight operations and demonstrations of medical response and cyber operations capabilities, discussing ways to combine resources to train together in the future.

The Egyptian Air Force, or Al-Qūwāt al-Gawwīyä al-Miṣrīyä, is the aviation branch of the Egyptian Armed Forces and is responsible for all airborne defense missions and operates all military aircraft, including those used in support of the Egyptian Army, Egyptian Navy and the Egyptian Air Defense Forces.