48th Maintenance Group aerospace propulsion technicians test an F-15 aircraft engine at RAF Lakenheath, England, Feb. 5, 2020. Engines are tested inside of ‘hush houses’ to minimize noise and provide a safe area for maintainers to inspect them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)
Gen. Jeff Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, presents Inspector of the Polish Air Force, Maj Gen Jacek Pszczola, an official invitation to the European F-35 Users Group, in Dęblin, Poland, Jan. 31, 2020. The users group is a formal and persistent venue where members share information, lessons learned and best practices as the F-35 aircraft are acquired and fielded. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Madeline Krpan)
A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, England, is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, during exercise Point Blank off the English coast, Jan. 30, 2020. The exercise is a recurring large-force exercise designed and co-hosted by the Royal Air Force and the 48th Fighter Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Ritchie, 510th Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew chief, loads a weapon system onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon during exercise Agile Buzzard at Decimomannu Air Base, Italy, Jan. 13, 2020. Exercise Agile Buzzard prepared 510th MXS Airmen to rapidly deploy to and operate in locations with varying levels of capacity and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Heidi Goodsell)
U.S. Airmen from the 52nd Fighter Wing finish fueling and arming F-16 Fighting Falcons on the flightline at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Jan. 22, 2020. The effort was in support of an Agile Combat Employment Exercise. The goal of ACE is to generate airpower in any environment with minimal personnel and equipment, and deter threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Quintan Ortega, 435th Security Forces Squadron contingency response fire-team leader, leads a squad to a rally point during exercise Frozen Defender in Grostenquin, France, Jan. 14, 2020. Frozen Defender tests the squadron’s capabilities in a contested environment under harsh conditions. The training location is among several sites which are shared between the U.S., French and German air forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)
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