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US F-35A fly with NATO allies in Spain

F-35A taxis on runway.

A U.S. F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, lands at Los Llanos Air Base, Spain June 10, 2019, as part of the Tactical Leadership Program flying course. This NATO training course is designed to provide multilateral training and increase NATO interoperability among participants by sharing standard tactics, techniques and procedures. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Evan Parker)

U.S. F-35A Lightning II seen in mid-aid.

A U.S. F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, performs a fly over at Los Llanos Air Base, Spain June 10, 2019, as part of the Tactical Leadership Program flying course. The F-35As are currently deployed to Europe as part of a Theater Security Package to increase interoperability amongst NATO allies and integrate fourth and fifth-generation aircraft capabilities. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Evan Parker)

Group of U.S. and NATO pilots seen in pre-flight briefing room.

U.S. and NATO pilots review and discuss flight plans during a pre-flight briefing at Los Llanos Air Base, Spain June 10, 2019, as part of the Tactical Leadership Program flying course. U.S. and NATO allied nations participate in this training course to familiarize flight crews with standard tactics, techniques and procedures to increase interoperability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Evan Parker)

U.S. pilot seen in F-35A aircraft preparing for flight.

A U.S. Air Force F-35A pilot assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, prepares for takeoff at Los Llanos Air Base, Spain June 10, 2019, to participate in the Tactical Leadership Program flying course. The training course was designed to bring allied nations together to work together and increase interoperability. This iteration focused on integrating fourth and fifth-generation aircraft capabilities. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Evan Parker)

Airman stands ready to direct F-35A aircraft for taxi and takeoff.

A U.S Air Force Airman assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, stands ready to direct a F-35A aircraft for taxi and takeoff at Los Llanos Air Base, Spain June 10, 2019, to participate in the Tactical Leadership Program flying course. This course is attended by various NATO allied nations and provides an opportunity to integrate tactics, techniques and procedures to strengthen coalition forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Evan Parker)

U.S. pilot sits in the cockpit of an F-35A aircraft, preparing for takeoff.

A U.S. Air Force F-35A pilot assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, prepares for takeoff at Los Llanos Air Base, Spain June 10, 2019, to participate in the Tactical Leadership Program flying course. TLP benefits the overall NATO alliance by providing an opportunity to work alongside other allied Air Forces in both the classroom and in European airspace. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Evan Parker)

U.S. Air Force F-35A pilot reviews flight plans during a pre-flight brief.

A U.S. Air Force F-35A pilot assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, reviews flight plans during a pre-flight brief at Los Llanos Air Base, Spain June 10, 2019, as part of the Tactical Leadership Program flying course. The F-35A Lighting II aircraft provides unmatched lethality, survivability, and adaptability to the warfighter. Integrating fourth and fifth-generation aircraft ensures the highest levels of readiness among both U.S. and allied nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Evan Parker)

U.S. and NATO pilots review and discuss flight plans during a pre-flight briefing.

U.S. and NATO pilots review and discuss flight plans during a pre-flight briefing at Los Llanos Air Base, Spain June 10, 2019, as part of the Tactical Leadership Program flying course. The Tactical Leadership Program is a NATO training course designed to provide multilateral training to build cohesiveness and tactical understanding among allied air forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Evan Parker)

Two F-35A Lightning II aircraft seen flying in formation with NATO allied aircraft.

Two F-35A Lightning II aircraft assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, fly in formation with NATO allied aircraft after completing a training scenario at Los Llanos Air Base, Spain, June 10, 2019, as part of the Tactical Leadership Programme flying course. The program, designed to enhance relationships and increase interoperability, also allows participants to build cohesiveness and tactical understanding with other allied air forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Evan Parker)

A U.S. F-35A Lightning II aircraft lands at Los Llanos Air Base, Spain.
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A U.S. F-35A Lightning II aircraft assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, lands at Los Llanos Air Base, Spain, June 10, 2019, as part of the Tactical Leadership Programme flying course. The TLP is a training program designed to provide multilateral training aimed at increasing overall warfighter readiness and interoperability amongst NATO allies. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Evan Parker)

U.S. Air Force Airman salutes F-35A pilot during taxi.
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A U.S. Air Force Airman assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, salutes an F-35A pilot as he taxis for takeoff at Los Llanos Air Base, Spain, June 10, 2019, while participating in the Tactical Leadership Programme flying course. While in the European theater, the 388 FW is conducting training in multiple events and exercises, including the TLP, to further increase theater familiarization. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Evan Parker)

F-35A Lighting II aircraft on runway.
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An F-35A pilot assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, prepares for takeoff at Los Llanos Air Base, Spain June 10, 2019, for participation in the Tactical Leadership Programme flying course. The iteration of the TLP provides an opportunity for fourth and fifth-generation aircraft to fly together and increase their overall ability to perform basic close air support, air interdiction and other critical flying skills. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Evan Parker)

LOS LLANOS AIR BASE, SPAIN -- A U.S. F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, lands at Los Llanos Air Base, Spain June 10, 2019, as part of the Tactical Leadership Program flying course. This NATO training course is designed to provide multilateral training and increase NATO interoperability among participants by sharing standard tactics, techniques and procedures. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Evan Parker)