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U.S. Air Force F-15C and F-15D Eagles assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, England, fly behind a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, before a formation flight supporting the 76th anniversary commemoration of D-Day off the French coast, June 6, 2020. As we commemorate D-Day 76, U.S. forces in Europe remain committed to collective defense and cooperative security alongside European allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

A U.S. Air Force F-15C and F-15D Eagle assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, England, fly behind a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, before a formation flight supporting the 76th anniversary commemoration of D-Day off the French coast, June 6, 2020. The men and women of the U.S. military remain forever indebted to WWII veterans who demonstrated the selfless service and sacrifice that characterizes the Greatest Generation in defense of global peace and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

A KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, flies over Mulberry harbor during a flight supporting the 76th anniversary commemoration of D-Day off the French coast, June 6, 2020. D-Day reflects the strength of enduring relationships and proven partnerships. This historic relationship has allowed U.S. forces to remain ready and have the strategic access in Europe to accomplish high-priority missions with our European allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

A KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, flies over Mulberry harbor during a flight supporting the 76th anniversary commemoration of D-Day off the French coast, June 6, 2020. D-Day reflects the strength of enduring relationships and proven partnerships. This historic relationship has allowed U.S. forces to remain ready and have the strategic access in Europe to accomplish high-priority missions with our European allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, England, breaks off after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, before a formation flight supporting the 76th anniversary commemoration of D-Day off the French coast, June 6, 2020. D-Day remains a historic reminder of how the dedicated resolve of allies with a common purpose and shared vision builds proven partnerships that endure. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, England, breaks off after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, before a formation flight supporting the 76th anniversary commemoration of D-Day off the French coast, June 6, 2020. D-Day remains a historic reminder of how the dedicated resolve of allies with a common purpose and shared vision builds proven partnerships that endure. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

An F-15C Eagle assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, England, breaks off after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, before a formation flight supporting the 76th anniversary commemoration of D-Day off the French coast, June 6, 2020. As seen during World War II, no nation can confront combat operations alone – and U.S. European Command with its subordinate components remain engaged, postured and ready to respond to threats as they arise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

An F-15C Eagle assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, England, breaks off after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, before a formation flight supporting the 76th anniversary commemoration of D-Day off the French coast, June 6, 2020. As seen during World War II, no nation can confront combat operations alone – and U.S. European Command with its subordinate components remain engaged, postured and ready to respond to threats as they arise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

An F-15C Eagle assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, England, prepares to receive fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, before a formation flight supporting the 76th anniversary commemoration off the French coast, June 6, 2020. An epic multinational operation, D-Day forged partnerships and reinforced trans-Atlantic bonds that remain to this day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

An F-15C Eagle assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, England, prepares to receive fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, before a formation flight supporting the 76th anniversary commemoration off the French coast, June 6, 2020. An epic multinational operation, D-Day forged partnerships and reinforced trans-Atlantic bonds that remain to this day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

Col. Robert Shelton, 100th Operations Group commander, and Capt. Zachary Overbey, 100th OG executive officer, prep a KC-135 Stratotanker to fly prior to a flight supporting the 76th anniversary commemoration of D-Day at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 6, 2020. D-Day reflects the strength of enduring relationships and proven partnerships. This historic relationship has allowed U.S. forces to remain ready and have the strategic access in Europe to accomplish high-priority missions with our European allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

Col. Robert Shelton, 100th Operations Group commander, and Capt. Zachary Overbey, 100th OG executive officer, prep a KC-135 Stratotanker to fly prior to a flight supporting the 76th anniversary commemoration of D-Day at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 6, 2020. D-Day reflects the strength of enduring relationships and proven partnerships. This historic relationship has allowed U.S. forces to remain ready and have the strategic access in Europe to accomplish high-priority missions with our European allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

RAF Mildenhall, England --

U.S. Air Force F-15C and F-15D Eagles assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, England, were refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, before a formation flight supporting the 76th anniversary commemoration of D-Day off the French coast, June 6, 2020. As we commemorate D-Day 76, U.S. forces in Europe remain committed to collective defense and cooperative security alongside European allies and partners.