F-15C fighter jets from the California Air National Guard are secured for the evening on their first night at Starokostiantyniv Air Base, Ukraine, in preparation for participation in CLEAR SKY 2018. The exercise promotes regional stability and security, while strengthening partner capabilities and fostering trust. The training at CLEAR SKY greatly improves interoperability among participating countries. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Charles Vaughn)
An F-22 Raptor taxis on arrival at Kleine Brogel Air Base, Belgium, Oct. 17, 2018. The presence of F-22 aircraft underscores our commitment to the collective defense of the NATO alliance and our willingness to use our most technically advanced assets to deter any potential threats and increase regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Dewberry)
A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter jet assigned to the 144th Fighter Wing, painted to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the wing's 194th Fighter squadron, lands at Starokostiantyniv Air Base to participate in Clear Sky 2018, Oct. 6. The exercise promotes regional stability and security, while strengthening partner capabilities and fostering trust. The training at Clear Sky greatly improves interoperability among participating countries. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Charles Vaughn)
Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko and Lt. Col. Christopher Ridlon observe Ukrainian Su-27s as they pass overhead during the president's visit to the Clear Sky 2018 exercise at Starokostiantyniv Air Base, Ukraine, Oct. 11. Clear Sky 18 is the first large-scale, air-centric, multinational regional security exercise that United States Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa has sponsored in eastern Europe since 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Charles Vaughn)
A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to RAF Lakenheath, England, takes on fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to RAF Mildenhall, England, off the coast of England, Oct. 11, 2018. RAF Lakenheath hosted a large forces exercise that included F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., F-15E Strike Eagles from RAF Lakenheath and F/A-18 Super Hornets from the Carrier Air Wing from USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75). (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)
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