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U.S. Air Force Senior Airmen Blake Nickells, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assistant dedicated crew chief, waits out a storm while conducting pre-flight inspections on a B-52H Stratofortress at RAF Fairford, U.K., June 6, 2017. Exercises such as BALTOPS enable bomber crews to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency and validate the bomber’s always-ready global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson)  B-52s conduct bomber missions during BALTOPS 2017
Three B-52H Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., began missions in support of Baltic Operations on June 6, 2017.
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A Michigan Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker descends onto Riga International Airport, Latvia, for exercise Saber Strike 17 June 4, 2017. Two KC-135s flying out of Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., landed at the airport carrying approximately 50 Airmen to participate in Saber Strike 2017. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh) U.S. Air Force aircraft arrives in Latvia to support exercise Saber Strike 2017
A Michigan Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker descends onto Riga International Airport, Latvia, for exercise Saber Strike 17 June 4, 2017. Two KC-135s flying out of Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., landed at the airport carrying approximately 50 Airmen to participate in Saber Strike 2017. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena
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Brig. Gen. Csaba Ugrik, commander of 59th Air Base, Brig. Gen. Stephen Markovich, commander of the Ohio Air National Guard, Mr. David Kostelancik, chargé d’ affaires for the U.S. Embassy in Hungary, Gen. Tod Wolters, commander of the United States Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, Lt. Gen. Zoltan Orosz, PhD., deputy chief of defence for the Hungarian Defence Forces, and Brig. Gen. Albert Sáfár, chief of air forces for the Hungarian Defence Forces attended the Distinguished Visitor Day at the 59th Air Base in Kecskemét, Hungary, on June 2. Approximately 400 military members from the United States, Hungary, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Czech Republic, including 200 Airmen from the Ohio National Guard, are participating in the largest air-to-air and air-to-ground exercise in Hungary, focused on conducting military-to-military engagements, interoperability and maintaining joint readiness. COMUSAFE Visits Multinational Load Diffuser Exercise in Hungary
General Tod Wolters, commander of United States Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, visited the Hungarian Defence Force’s 59th Air Base, Hungary, as part of a Distinguished Visitor Day, recognizing the efforts of six regional partners during Exercise Load Diffuser 2017 on Fri., June 2.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Arwa Cavendar, 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, provides a pre-ceremony inspection prior to the Madingley Memorial Day Ceremony May 29, 2017, at Madingley Memorial Cemetery in Cambridge, England. The event included a wreath laying, fly overs and a firing of volleys. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Groening) U.S. Service members honor the fallen during Madingley Memorial Day Ceremony

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U.S. Air Force Gen Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa commander, greets a French flagbearer during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France, May 28, 2017. This Memorial Day is especially significant because 2017 marks the centennial of United States’ entry into the First World War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Ben Sowers/Released)
US, France observe Memorial Day in Paris on centennial of US entry into World War I
U.S. Air Force Gen Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa commander, greets a French flagbearer during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France, May 28, 2017. This Memorial Day is especially significant because 2017 marks the centennial of United States’ entry into the First World War. (U.S. Air Force
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F-15C Eagles from the 493rd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, wait to begin the first day of Arctic Challenge 2017 at Rovaniemi Air Base, Finland, May 22. The U.S. shares a commitment to promote peace and stability, and seeks opportunities such as participating in ACE 17 to continue developing its strong relationships with European allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel) Aircraft fly in support of Arctic Challenge 2017

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Twelve F-15C Eagles from the 122nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron arrived at Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, April 26. Along with the aircraft, approximately 300 Airmen from the Louisiana and Florida Air National Guard are deployed to Europe as part of a Theater Security Package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve with the goal of strengthening interoperability and enhancing regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Staci Miller) Theater Security Package arrives in Bulgaria
After spending a month at Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands, F-15C Eagles from the 122nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron arrived at Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, April 26.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephans Doherty (left) and Senior Airman Nathaniel Awrey, both 447th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems journeyman, reassemble an A-10 Thunderbolt II GAU-8/A Avenger rotary cannon April 5, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The seven barrels are inspected to ensure functionality and are replaced after 30 thousand rounds are fired through them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh) 447 EAMXS Airmen keep A-10s fighting

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F-35A Lightning II's from the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, land at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 15, 2017. The aircraft arrival marks the first F-35A fighter training deployment to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility or any overseas location as a flying training deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew) F-35 deploys to Europe for the first time
F-35A Lightning IIs, Airmen and accompanying equipment arrived at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, today, marking the aircraft’s first overseas training deployment to Europe.
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Airmen assigned to the 52nd Maintenance Group prepare an F-16 Fighting Falcon for the annual Combat Shield inspection at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, March 23, 2017. A Combat Shield team visited Spangdahlem March 20-24 to evaluate the reliability of several F-16s’ radar threat warning systems and countermeasures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dawn M. Weber) Combat Shield inspection certifies Saber readiness
The 480th Aircraft Maintenance Unit’s Avionics Shop here underwent a Combat Shield evaluation March 20–24. A Combat Shield evaluation team from the 16th Electronic Warfare Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, conducted the annual inspection to gauge the effectiveness of the threat-detection systems and countermeasures aboard the F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned here.
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