BALTOPS Prep through Weather

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)

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)

Senior Airman Thriston Noel, 351st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, waits from operations about the weather 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)

Senior Airman Thriston Noel, 351st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, waits from operations about the weather 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)

Staff Sgt Sandra Henriquez, left, 459th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aero repair, and Tech. Sgt. Aaron Frank, right, 459th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron avionics comm/nav technician, both are part of the Total Force Citizen Airmen team puts the covers over a KC-135R Stratotanker engine 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)

Staff Sgt Sandra Henriquez, left, 459th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aero repair, and Tech. Sgt. Aaron Frank, right, 459th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron avionics comm/nav technician, both are part of the Total Force Citizen Airmen team puts the covers over a KC-135R Stratotanker engine 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)

Tech. Sgt. Min An, 459th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, is part of the Total Force Citizen Airmen team conducts a visual inspection of 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)

Tech. Sgt. Min An, 459th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, is part of the Total Force Citizen Airmen team conducts a visual inspection of 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)

Capt. Cody Jordan, right, 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilot, conducts a pre-flight inspection on a KC-135R Stratotanker with Master Sgt. Jacob Wavrin, left, 459th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, 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)

Capt. Cody Jordan, right, 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilot, conducts a pre-flight inspection on a KC-135R Stratotanker with Master Sgt. Jacob Wavrin, left, 459th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, 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)

Capt. Cody Jordan, left, 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilot, conducts a pre-flight inspection 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)

Capt. Cody Jordan, left, 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilot, conducts a pre-flight inspection 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)

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)

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)

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)