Air Force Participates in Dubai Air Show

More than 150 airmen showcased static displays of a C-17, C-130J, F-15C, and F-16 and interacted with visitors at this week’s Dubai Air Show that concludes Thursday in the United Arab Emirates. The Air Force contingent was part of the US military’s larger overall presence at the event, the world’s third-largest air show and premiere aerospace gathering of its kind in the Middle East. “The Dubai Air Show provides an opportunity for the US and nations of the Gulf region to come together in the spirit of friendship,” said Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz. “The role of the airmen at the air show has been vital,” said Air Forces Central Commander Lt. Gen. David Goldfein. “Their knowledge and expertise has helped in deepening the relationships with our UAE and global partners.” (Dubai report by SrA. Tania Reid and Reid’s second report)