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Flying Training Deployment in Portugal

FTDs which serves to enhance readiness and improve interoperability between the U.S. and NATO allies across Europe by giving Airmen a chance to integrate with their counterparts.

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron takes off during a Flying Training Deployment at Monte Real Air Base, Portugal, Feb. 14, 2019. FTDs which serves to enhance readiness and improve interoperability between the U.S. and NATO allies across Europe by giving Airmen a chance to integrate with their counterparts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

FTDs which serves to enhance readiness and improve interoperability between the U.S. and NATO allies across Europe by giving Airmen a chance to integrate with their counterparts.

Airman 1st Class Chris Juan Wright, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assistant dedicated crew chief, prepares an F-16 Fighting Falcon for a mission during a Flying Training Deployment at Monte Real Air Base, Portugal, Feb. 13, 2019. FTDs serve to enhance readiness and improve interoperability between the U.S. and NATO allies across Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

FTDs which serves to enhance readiness and improve interoperability between the U.S. and NATO allies across Europe by giving Airmen a chance to integrate with their counterparts.

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron taxis down the flight line at Monte Real Air Base, Portugal, with George Glass, U.S. Ambassador to Portugal, in the back seat Feb. 12, 2019. Glass spent the day learning about the 480th EFS operations and meeting with Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

FTDs which serves to enhance readiness and improve interoperability between the U.S. and NATO allies across Europe by giving Airmen a chance to integrate with their counterparts.

A Pilot assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron taxis an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a Flying Training Deployment at Monte Real Air Base, Portugal, Feb. 11, 2019. FTDs challenge both pilots and ground crews to quickly adapt to unfamiliar surroundings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

MONTE REAL AIR BASE, 1, Portugal -- An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron takes off during a Flying Training Deployment at Monte Real Air Base, Portugal, Feb. 14, 2019. FTDs which serves to enhance readiness and improve interoperability between the U.S. and NATO allies across Europe by giving Airmen a chance to integrate with their counterparts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)