A B-1B Lancer from the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, during a training mission for Bomber Task Force Europe over England, May 11, 2020. Bomber Task Force missions are intended to demonstrate U.S. commitment to the collective defense of the NATO alliance and are a visible demonstration of the U.S. capability of extended deterrence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kelly O’Connor)
Typhoon FGR4s from RAF Lossiemouth escort two B-1B Lancers through UK airspace. The B-1B Lancers were heading to the Nordic region on a NATO mission as part of the Bomber Task Force. They were supported by three KC-135R Stratotankers from RAF Mildenhall. Team Lossie Typhoons were supported by a Voyager A330-200MRTT from RAF Brize Norton, and an E-3D Sentry from RAF Waddington. (Photo by SAC Ciaran McFalls/© MOD Crown Copyright 2020)
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman David Tan (right), 86th Operations Support Squadron aircraft loadmaster, reviews manifest details with Italian air force 1st Warrant Officer Francesco G. during a support mission to assist the Italian government in transporting medical supplies to Milan, Italy, May 13, 2020. The mission is the first in a planned series of U.S. Air Forces in Europe mobility support operations to Italy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristof J. Rixmann)
A 100th Security Forces Airman marches during the 100th SFS Memorial Ruck March as part of events to commemorate National Police Week at RAF Mildenhall, England, May 13, 2020. National Police Week is an observance in the United States which pays tribute to local, state and federal officers who’ve died or who’ve been disabled in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)
A KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing conducts aerial operations with F-15 aircraft assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing in support of exercise Point Blank 20-02 over the North Sea, May 12, 2020. The joint event, held quarterly between the Royal Air Force and U.S. Air Forces stationed in the United Kingdom was the first to be conducted amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Master Sgt. Matthew Plew)
A 492nd Fighter Squadron pilot prepares to take off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 7, 2020. F-15E Strike Eagles and Airmen from the 492nd FS and supporting units from across the 48th Fighter Wing are currently deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

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