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Real Thaw 18 is a Portuguese-led exercise that invites armed forces from various countries to participate in training missions aimed at merging and deploying different platforms toward a major objective, covering a vast range of activities including air-to-air and air-to-ground training, tactical air transport operations and close air support.


Dobbins delivers Portuguese paratroopers to landing zone for Real Thaw 18

A Portuguese army jumpmaster, left, reviews a map with Capt. Christopher Retzlaff, navigator, in the back of a C-130H3 Hercules at Monte Real Air Base, Portugal, Jan. 29, 2018. The Hercules from Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga., carried 10 Portuguese paratroopers to the landing zone close to Beja, Portugal, in support of exercise Real Thaw 18. This annual two-week exercise invites armed forces from various countries to participate in training missions aimed at merging and deploying different platforms toward a major objective, covering a vast range of activities including air-to-air and air-to-ground training, tactical air transport operations and close air support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Park)

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