During the next seven years, Sheppard Air Force Base will see an influx of about four thousand airmen from Saudi Arabia.
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Gwyn, it's part of the largest foreign military sales deal in
America's history ... a 29 point four *billion* dollar agreement.
The Royal Saudi Air Force will purchase about 84 F-15 jets from the
United States, and will send airmen to U.S. training bases to learn jet
General Darryl Burke, who is commander of the 82nd Training Wing,
says at any given time, there will be between 200 and 400 Saudi students
He says it's an exciting partnership -- and points out that the Air
Force has been training Saudis on the F-15 for about 25 years.