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Aircraft fly in support of Arctic Challenge 2017

F-15C Eagles from the 493rd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, wait to begin the first day of Arctic Challenge 2017 at Rovaniemi Air Base, Finland, May 22. The U.S. shares a commitment to promote peace and stability, and seeks opportunities such as participating in ACE 17 to continue developing its strong relationships with European allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel)

F-15C Eagles from the 493rd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, wait to begin the first day of Arctic Challenge 2017 at Rovaniemi Air Base, Finland, May 22. The U.S. shares a commitment to promote peace and stability, and seeks opportunities such as participating in ACE 17 to continue developing its strong relationships with European allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel)

A Finnish F/A-18 Hornet waits while a U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle takes off at Rovaniemi Air Base, Finland, May 22, in support of Arctic Challenge 2017. Finland is one of the hosts of the two-week long exercise, aimed at improving overall coordination between allies and partner militaries. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel)

A Finnish F/A-18 Hornet waits while a U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle takes off at Rovaniemi Air Base, Finland, May 22, in support of Arctic Challenge 2017. Finland is one of the hosts of the two-week long exercise, aimed at improving overall coordination between allies and partner militaries. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel)

A 493rd Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, takes off at Rovaniemi Air Base, Finland, May 22, in support of Arctic Challenge 2017. Exercises such as ACE 17 help improve the ability of participating nations' armed forces to collectively conduct the full spectrum of military operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel)

A 493rd Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, takes off at Rovaniemi Air Base, Finland, May 22, in support of Arctic Challenge 2017. Exercises such as ACE 17 help improve the ability of participating nations' armed forces to collectively conduct the full spectrum of military operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel)

A 493rd Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, takes off from Rovaniemi Air Base, Finland, May 22, in support of Arctic Challenge 2017. Multinational exercises such as ACE 17 are opportunities for the U.S. to continue developing its strong relationship with European allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel)

A 493rd Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, takes off from Rovaniemi Air Base, Finland, May 22, in support of Arctic Challenge 2017. Multinational exercises such as ACE 17 are opportunities for the U.S. to continue developing its strong relationship with European allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel)

A Finnish F/A-18 Hornet takes off at Rovaniemi Air Base, Finland, May 22, in support of Arctic Challenge 2017. Through exercises such as ACE 17, U.S., allies and partner nations are able to build on their expertise in the air and create a force ready to respond to a crisis together. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel)

A Finnish F/A-18 Hornet takes off at Rovaniemi Air Base, Finland, May 22, in support of Arctic Challenge 2017. Through exercises such as ACE 17, U.S., allies and partner nations are able to build on their expertise in the air and create a force ready to respond to a crisis together. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel)

ROVANIEMI AIR BASE, Finland --