Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, (center), poses for a photo with 48th Fighter Wing personnel and local civic leaders, partners and contractors during an F-35 groundbreaking ceremony at RAF Lakenheath, England, July 15, 2019. Through the partnership with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, as well as Kier and VolkerFitzpatrick construction groups, the installation will be ready to welcome the first F-35A Lightning II aircraft in late 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shanice Williams-Jones)
An Airman deployed with the 37th Airlift Squadron marshals a C-130J Super Hercules at Powidz Air Base, Poland, July 10, 2019. Approximately 80 Airmen and three aircraft deployed to Powidz Air Base in support of Aviation Rotation 19-3, a bilateral training exercise between the U.S. and Polish air forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike)
A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II, assigned to the 421st Fighter Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, takes off at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 16, 2019, during Operation Rapid Forge. Rapid Forge aircraft are forward deploying to bases in the territory of NATO allies in order to enhance readiness and improve interoperability. The goal of the operation is to enhance readiness in coordination with U.S. allies and partners in Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Cope)
Niger Armed Forces (French language: Forces Armées Nigeriennes) members run into a building during a training exercise with the 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron air advisors at the FAN compound on Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, July 10, 2019. The air advisors taught them how to efficiently clear a building while keeping their comrades safe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)
U.S. Air Force Gen. Jeff Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, discusses his priorities during an all-call at Hangar 814 on RAF Mildenhall, England, July 15, 2019. During the visit, Harrigian stressed the importance of strengthening partnerships through various exercises and a shared, common goal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Esau)
A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lighting II assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 351st Air Refueling Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, England, to receive fuel over the Baltic Sea July 13, 2019. The F-35 is deployed to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility to demonstrate U.S. commitment to the security and stability of Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron)
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