Bulgaria To Host Joint Exercise with Oregon ANG

The Oregon Air National Guard’s 173rd Fighter Wing will represent US Air Forces in Europe next month during an air-to-air exercise with the Bulgarian Air Force. US Embassy officials in Sofia, Bulgaria, say the exercise will help foster shared tactics, techniques, and procedures among NATO allies. Bulgaria is a new addition to NATO, and, according to the Associated Press news service, has agreed to host US troops at four military facilities in the country as part of a 10-year plan.