A C-130H Hercules assigned to the 357th Airlift Squadron, 908th Airlift Wing, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., prepares for a takeoff in support of Carpathian Summer 19, July 31, 2019, at Otopeni Air Base, Romania. Carpathian Summer 19 will take place over the span of two-weeks, helping to maintain joint readiness, build interoperability and strengthen U.S. relations with Romania. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield)
An F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft arrives at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, July 25, 2019. Over 100 Airmen and F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 480th Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing, are in Iceland in support of NATO alliance commitments. Other NATO allies have also conducted this mission in the past, including: France, Denmark, and Italy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jovante Johnson)
A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lighting II, assigned to the 421st Fighter Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and a U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle, assigned to the 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, taxis on the flightline during Operation Rapid Forge at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 23, 2019. Rapid Forge aircraft are forward deploying to bases in the territory of NATO allies in order to enhance readiness and improve interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Branden Rae)
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)
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)
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