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Colorado Air National Guard 120th Fighter Squadron prepares for Kadena deployment

An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 120th Fighter Squadron, 140th Wing, takes off at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado on its way to Kadena Air Base, Japan for a deployment in support of the Theater Security Package.

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 120th Fighter Squadron (FS) takes off from Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., May, 1, 2017. Approximately 250 Airmen and 12 F-16 Fighting Falcons with the 120th FS, Colorado Air National Guard Base at Buckley are set to deploy in May to Kadena as the 120th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron in support of the U.S. Pacific Command Theater Security Package (TSP). These TSPs demonstrate the continuing U.S. commitment to stability and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer)

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii --

Approximately 250 Airmen and 12 F-16 Fighting Falcons with the 120th Fighter Squadron from Colorado Air National Guard Base, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, are set to deploy in May to Kadena Air Base, Japan, as the 120th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron in support of the U.S. Pacific Command Theater Security Package.

The U.S. Air Force routinely deploys fighter aircraft to the region to provide U.S. PACOM and Pacific Air Forces with Theater Security Packages, which help maintain a deterrent against threats to regional security and stability.

Movement of U.S. Air Force TSPs into the region has been a routine and integral part of U.S. PACOM’s force posture since March 2004.

These theater security packages demonstrate the continuing U.S. commitment to stability and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

For more information, contact the Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs Office at 808-448-3209 or pacaf.paops@us.af.mil.