C-130J Military Transport Training Flights Further Strengthen U.S-Estonia Ties

Friday, September 13

 A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft and personnel from the 86th Airlift Wing at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, will be conducting low-level training flights this weekend in the vicinity of Ämari Airbase in Estonia.  This unit is recognized for implementing airlift, airdrop, and aeromedical evacuation operations.  While in Estonia the squadron will engage in low-level training flights, and the Air Force is aware of and sensitive to any noise increases in local communities and works to mitigate impacts using tested noise abatement procedures.

This training is part of our on-going effort to deepen and broaden the already excellent partnership we enjoy with our Estonian allies.  The transatlantic strategic relationship between the United States and Europe has been forged over the past seven decades, and it is built on a foundation of shared values, experiences and vision.  The United States has provided more than $100 million in combined security assistance to Estonia over the last several years and conducts nearly 150 military-to-military engagements per year, with over 60 of those taking place with U.S. personnel in Estonia.