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Over 100 Airmen and F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 480th Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing, are in Iceland in support of NATO alliance commitments. Other NATO allies have also conducted this mission in the past, including: France, Denmark, and Italy.

An F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft arrives at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, July 25, 2019. Over 100 Airmen and F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 480th Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing, are in Iceland in support of NATO alliance commitments. Other NATO allies have also conducted this mission in the past, including: France, Denmark, and Italy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jovante Johnson)

Conducting missions with our NATO allies demonstrates our shared commitment to peace and better prepares us to respond to a range of potential security and humanitarian emergencies.

An F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft lands at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, July 25, 2019 in support of an Icelandic Air Surveillance mission. Conducting missions with our NATO allies demonstrates our shared commitment to peace and better prepares us to respond to a range of potential security and humanitarian emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jovante Johnson)

F-16 Fighting Falcons and over 100 Airmen from the 480 Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing, are in Iceland in support of NATO alliance commitments. The U.S. has been participating in this Iceland Air Surveillance mission since 2008.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Shane Penson, 52nd Maintenance Squadron field systems operator, removes wheel blocks from an F-16C Fighting Falcon at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, July 25, 2019. F-16 Fighting Falcons and over 100 Airmen from the 480 Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing, are in Iceland in support of NATO alliance commitments. The U.S. has been participating in this Iceland Air Surveillance mission since 2008. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jovante Johnson)

The focus of Icelandic Air Surveillance 2019 is to establish air surveillance and interception coverage over Iceland in order to maintain the integrity of the NATO airspace

Four F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft fly in formation over Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, July 25, 2019. The 480th Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing, are in Iceland to conduct an air surveillance mission in support of NATO alliance commitments.The focus of Icelandic Air Surveillance 2019 is to establish air surveillance and interception coverage over Iceland in order to maintain the integrity of the NATO airspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jovante Johnson)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- An F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft arrives at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, July 25, 2019. Over 100 Airmen and F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 480th Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing, are in Iceland in support of NATO alliance commitments. Other NATO allies have also conducted this mission in the past, including: France, Denmark, and Italy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jovante Johnson)