Four F-16 Fighting Falcons, assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing, fly in formation behind a KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, near the Black Sea Aug. 2, 2020. The Stratotanker provided aerial refueling support to F-16s enabling them to integrate into training missions alongside the USS Porter in the Black Sea. These missions were designed to train U.S. forces to operate together while executing multi-domain operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)
The U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa leadership and members from Šiauliai Air Base pose for a photo at Šiauliai AB, Lithuania Aug. 5, 2020. The U.S. and Lithuania plan to continue their relationship and look forward to demonstrating an unwavering commitment to collective defense and regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jovante Johnson)
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Thaddeus Johnson, left, 423rd Forces Support Squadron personalist, stands in formation along with Airmen from the 501st Combat Support Wing during a wing readiness exercise at RAF Alconbury, England, Aug. 5, 2020. The 501st Combat Support Wing conducted the exercise to evaluate Airmen’s overall readiness along with their proficiency with responding to simulated chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eugene Oliver)
U.S. Senior Airman Antoine Carr, 39th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, holds the memorial poster of MWD Buck while walking through a gauntlet of SFS and other supportive Airmen, Aug. 5, 2020, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. MWD Buck sever the U.S. Air Force for five years and had four handlers before his untimely death on July 27, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Lackey)
Leadership from the Slovak air force and U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa pose for a photo in front of a Slovak air force MiG-29 static display before attending force development engagement briefings at Sliač Air Base, Slovakia, July 28, 2020. In 2018, the Slovak Ministry of Defense announced its largest defense purchase of 14 F-16 Block 70/72 to replace the aging MiG-29 fighters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Caitlin O'Donnell, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, guides an aerial porter as he loads a pallet onto a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 10, 2020. A loadmaster is responsible for mathematically pre-planning the correct placement of the load on the aircraft, providing passenger safety and securing cargo as well as taking part in airdrop operations that will occur during Thracian Fall 2020.
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