HomeNewsArticle Display

493rd FS trains during Tactical Leadership Programme 18-4

Four F-15C Eagles assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron taxi at Amendola Air Base, Italy, Nov. 16, 2018. F-15C Eagles and an F-15D Eagle will be participating in the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme 18-4. TLP has prepared hundreds of NATO and allied forces’ flight leaders to be mission commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield)

Four F-15C Eagles assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron taxi at Amendola Air Base, Italy, Nov. 16, 2018. F-15Cs and an F-15D participated in the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme 18-4. TLP has prepared hundreds of NATO and allied forces’ flight leaders to be mission commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield)

A pilot assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron prepares for a sortie during the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme 18-4 at Amendola Air Base, Italy, Nov. 20, 2018. The multilateral training course focuses on developing tactical air expertise and leadership skills. This event marks the first time the course has been held in Italy, from its normal host location at Albacete Air Base, Spain. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield)

A pilot assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron prepares for a sortie during the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme 18-4 at Amendola Air Base, Italy, Nov. 20, 2018. The multilateral training course focuses on developing tactical air expertise and leadership skills. This event marks the first time the course has been held in Italy, from its normal host location at Albacete AB, Spain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield)

AMENDOLA AIR BASE, Italy (AFNS) -- F-15C Eagles and an F-15D assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron and support personnel from the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, U.K., are participating in the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme 18-4 at Amendola Air Base, Italy.

The multilateral training course focuses on developing tactical air expertise and leadership skills. This event marks the first time the course has been held in Italy, from its normal host location at Albacete AB, Spain.

Another welcome first for the course is the participation of Italian F-35s, which will allow for the expansion of fourth and fifth-generation aircraft interoperability.

“We are here to train side-by-side with our NATO allies to meet future security challenges as a unified force,” said a 493rd FS flight commander. “We’ll fly about 15 missions that will get tougher and more complex as the course goes on. They are challenging us to create good tactical plans within a short amount of time and execute them.”

With over four decades of history, TLP has become the focal point for NATO’s Allied Air Forces tactical training, developing knowledge and leadership skills, necessary to face today's air tactical challenges.

Along with the U.S. Air Force, air forces from Italy, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and Belgium are participating in the training. Training courses like TLP help to enable the NATO alliance by providing an opportunity for NATO partners and allies to work alongside each other in the classroom and in European airspace.

“TLP is a tremendous opportunity to strengthen our interoperability as NATO allies,” said Lt. Col. Cody Blake, 493rd FS commander. “The training strengthens our partnerships across the board, and we get the opportunity to train with different platforms and countries to enhance our readiness.”

TLP has prepared hundreds of NATO and allied forces’ flight leaders to be mission commanders. Where they learn to lead coalition force air strike packages, instruct allied flying and non-flying personnel in matters related to tactical composite air operations, and provide tactical air expertise to NATO agencies.

Engage

Twitter
Pentagon staff applaud @cmsaf_official as he exits the Pentagon for the last time as Chief Master Sgt. of the Air… https://t.co/c9RXsc3lAO
Twitter
Join us for the Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force transition ceremony LIVE from @Andrews_JBA on Aug 14 at 9:30AM E… https://t.co/GfPIHkx0zn
Twitter
An @EdwardsAFB B-52H Stratofortress completed a captive-carry flight test of the AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Respon… https://t.co/HxxgE2In8C
Twitter
RT @SecAFOfficial: Just arrived to @NellisAFB to see RED FLAG, the #USAF Weapons School, and more. Because it has the best #Airmen and trai…
Twitter
“It’s no overstatement to say that brilliant ideas combined with trailblazing Airmen makes today’s Air Force the mo… https://t.co/qsDWN2Den5
Twitter
An F-22 Raptor aircraft assigned to the 3rd Wing approaches for landing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson during R… https://t.co/EMKHnjC6p0
Twitter
A C-130H from the 302nd Airlift Wing, equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System, flies over fires near… https://t.co/9BPVXNFual
Twitter
Roam Robotics developed a lightweight & inexpensive knee exoskeleton for applications in the health, military & rec… https://t.co/7klpyEaYG1
Twitter
RT @USAFCENT: |RESOLUTE PARTNERSHIPS| On Aug. 6, 2020, U.S. Air Forces Central Command and @AirMobilityCmd units were called to action to p…
Twitter
A C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Lewis-McChord flies over the Seattle skyline after completing a training exe… https://t.co/4IodNs1bId
Twitter
#DYK The T-33A Shooting Star at Moody AFB's air park was developed from the single-seat F-80 fighter by lengthening… https://t.co/XXY3pAHDzu
Twitter
A C-17 Globemaster III returns to @TeamCharleston after evacuating to Ellsworth AFB. Ellsworth has a support agree… https://t.co/vtHhp1ETVC
Twitter
RT @DeptofDefense: #OTD in 1949, the DOD was formed, unifying the military under the secretary of defense. Our thanks to everyone who serve…
Twitter
Starting off the week with some air power! . An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 3rd Wing takes off from Joint Base Elme… https://t.co/cjvCe6fSOk
Twitter
RT @HQ_AFMC: “We need out-of-the-box thinkers to succeed in our mission of developing the base of the future,” said Brig. Gen. Patrice Mel…
Twitter
“With accelerating disruptive technologies...rewriting Air Power for all nations, not just the U.S., continuing our… https://t.co/WDD6LsQGkr
Twitter
#Resilience: The story of the Peck family’s and their battle with breast cancer. #TotalForce @ScottAFB https://t.co/PYGgSOQwcu
Twitter
Twitter
RT @USAFReserve: Maintaining resiliency in paradise - https://t.co/IXktGzGgWc (Story by the @624RSG) #ReserveResilient https://t.co/ta8mMTP…
Facebook
The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright talk with Staff Sgt. New about resiliency. Listen to the entire podcast on Youtube: https://go.usa.gov/xpnAD or Subscribe to The Air Force Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/the-air-force-podcast/id1264107694?mt=2
Facebook
Our mantra, "Always ready!" It's the spirit we fly by! #B2Tuesday
Facebook
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright weighs in...
Facebook
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride along one of this opportunities.
Facebook
A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northern Iraq, Nov. 6, 2019. U.S. Central Command operations deter adversaries and demonstrate support for allies and partners in the region. (Video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider)
Facebook
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it's not given often. Today, TSgt Cody Smith was the 49th Special Tactics Airman to receive this medal since Sept. 11th, 2001. Read more of TSgt Smith's amazing story: https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2024815/special-tactics-airman-battled-through-injuries-awarded-silver-star/fbclid/IwAR2LZWwx1VHdTnQe39rIEBOuJS_0JvMQBBGt7I-E6zsxxn-Lx9387yu43Bc/ Cannon Air Force Base Air Force Special Operations Command United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
Facebook
Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.
Facebook
Like Us
Twitter
1,265,959
Follow Us