BALTOPS Prep through Weather

Powidz Air Base, Poland -- Master Sgt. John Houtz, 459th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flightline hydraulics, is part of the Total Force Citizen Airmen team waits until the rain stops on a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS exercise at Powidz Air Base, Poland, June 12, 2017. The exercise is designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, to strengthen combined response capabilities, as well as demonstrate resolve among Allied and Partner Nations' forces to ensure stability in, and if necessary defend, the Baltic Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)