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Scandinavian weather tests 480th EFS readiness

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Airmen from the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, shovel snow around several F-16 Fighting Falcons during Trident Juncture 2018 at Kallax Air Base, Sweden, Oct. 25, 2018. There was about one inch of snowfall overnight and into the morning. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

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Airmen from the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, shovel snow around several F-16 Fighting Falcons at Kallax Air Base, Sweden, Oct. 25, 2018. Cold Scandinavian weather conditions provide a unique opportunity to test the readiness of the 480th EFS during this exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

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Staff Sgt. Zhaviyon Jester, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons team chief, sits in the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon while waiting for it to be towed during Trident Juncture 2018 at Kallax Air Base, Sweden, Oct. 25, 2018. This exercise ensures NATO forces are able to operate together and be ready to respond to any threat from any direction. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

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Airmen from the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, shovel snow around several F-16 Fighting Falcons during Trident Juncture 2018 at Kallax Air Base, Sweden, Oct. 25, 2018. Cold Scandinavian weather conditions provide a unique opportunity to test the readiness of the 480th EFS during this exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron is de-iced during Exercise Trident Juncture 18 at Kallax Air Base, Sweden, Oct. 29, 2018. Cold Scandinavian weather conditions provide a unique opportunity to test the readiness of the 480th EFS during Trident Juncture 18. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

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Airman 1st Class Charles Andrews, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, works on troubleshooting an F-16 Fighting Falcon during Trident Juncture 2018 at Kallax Air Base, Sweden, Oct. 25, 2018. Temperatures dipped below freezing and almost one inch in snow accumulation fell throughout the day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

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Airmen from the 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron trouble shoots an F-16 Fighting Falcon during Trident Juncture 2018 at Kallax Air Base, Sweden, Oct. 25, 2018. Temperatures dipped below freezing and almost one inch in snow accumulation fell throughout the day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

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Airmen walk past a KC-135T Stratotanker while heading back to the operations building at Kallax Air Base, Sweden, Oct. 25, 2018. Cold Scandinavian weather conditions provide a unique opportunity to test the readiness of the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron during this exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

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U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron sit on the flight line at Kallax Air Base, Sweden, Oct. 25, 2018. The 480th EFS are participating in Trident Juncture 2018 in the skies above Sweden and Norway. With more than 50,000 participants from 31 nations, this is NATO’s largest exercise since 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Airmen from the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, shovel snow around several F-16 Fighting Falcons during Trident Juncture 2018 at Kallax Air Base, Sweden, Oct. 25, 2018. There was about one inch of snowfall overnight and into the morning. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)