U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft and Airmen assigned to the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing from McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., arrive at Kallax Air Base, Luleå, Sweden, May 16, 2019 to participate in Arctic Challenge Exercise 2019. The biennial Nordic aviation exercise includes participation from Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Dutch, British, and U.S. forces. Funded by the European Deterrence Initiative, the U.S. force’s participation in ACE 19 demonstrates a steadfast U.S. commitment to NATO allies and partners in Europe to remain resolute in a commitment to regional stability and security. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder)
Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa commander, receives a standing ovation during a change of command at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 1, 2019. Harrigian took command from Gen. Tod D. Wolters, who has been selected to become the new European Command commander and Supreme Allied Commander Europe. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cody Hendrix)
An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath, England, receives fuel from a 351st Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker at RAF Mildenhall during the “FURIOUS 48” readiness exercise over the skies of England, April, 24, 2019. Exercise scenarios were designed to ensure 100th ARW Airmen were fully prepared for potential contingencies in the wing’s area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Luke Milano)
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson greets base leadership at Aviano Air Base, Italy, April 24, 2019. Wilson listened to 31st Fighter Wing mission briefs, coined multiple exceptional Airmen and saw demonstrations of rapid readiness during her visit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rebeccah Woodrow)
An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron lands on the flight line at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 23, 2019. The 48th Fighter Wing is participating in a readiness exercise from 23-25 April focused on continuous operations over a 48-hour period.
U.S. Air Force 52nd Medical Group personnel carry a litter with a simulated victim into an en route staging system during an readiness exercise at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, April 18, 2019. The U.S. Air Force 446th Aeromedical Staging Squadron from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, spent the week teaching Airmen how to use the en route staging system and become an aeromedical evacuation team in a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Branden Rae)
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