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Joint US-Ukraine exercise begins

 

Exercise Safe Skies 2011, a joint US, Ukraine and Polish event at Mirgorod Air Base in the Ukraine has begun.

July 21: Exercise Safe Skies 2011, a joint US, Ukraine and Polish event at Mirgorod Air Base in the Ukraine is seeing US pilots and their former Soviet Bloc counterparts fly together for the first time.

US Air National Guard pilots and their F-16s from Alabama, California, Massachusetts and Washington are engaging with Ukrainian Su-27s and Mig-29s together with Polish F-16s on air sovereignty operations in preparation for the 2012 Olympics, 2012 European Cup and 2014 Winter Games in Europe.

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