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Nordic Air Meet 2012 strengthens partnerships and tactical capabilities

KALLAX AIR BASE, Sweden -- Lt. Gen. Tom Jones, left, U.S. Air Forces in Europe vice commander, talks to Airman 1st Class Andrew Trautmann, 52nd Security Forces Squadon patrolman, here Sept. 4 about Trautmann's experience during his incentive flight in an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the Nordic Air Meet 2012. The multinational training exercise brought together more than 50 aircraft from the United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland and Sweden to participate in tactical role-playing training missions. The three week exercise enabled the different nations to exchange aerial tactics and capabilities to improve combat power effectiveness in solo and joint environments while building and strengthening international partnerships. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released)

KALLAX AIR BASE, Sweden -- Lt. Gen. Tom Jones, left, U.S. Air Forces in Europe vice commander, talks to Airman 1st Class Andrew Trautmann, 52nd Security Forces Squadon patrolman, here Sept. 4 about Trautmann's experience during his incentive flight in an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the Nordic Air Meet 2012. The multinational training exercise brought together more than 50 aircraft from the United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland and Sweden to participate in tactical role-playing training missions. The three week exercise enabled the different nations to exchange aerial tactics and capabilities to improve combat power effectiveness in solo and joint environments while building and strengthening international partnerships. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released)

KALLAX AIR BASE, Sweden -- Airman 1st Class Niall Spradley, 52nd Operations Support Squadron, attaches a visor to a heads up display on a pilot's helmet here Sept. 4 before flight in support of the Nordic Air Meet 2012. The multinational training exercise brought together more than 50 aircraft from the U.S., Great Britain, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland and Sweden to participate in tactical role-playing training missions. The three week exercise enabled the different nations to exchange aerial tactics and capabilities to improve combat power effectiveness in solo and joint environments while building and strengthening international partnerships. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released)

KALLAX AIR BASE, Sweden -- Airman 1st Class Niall Spradley, 52nd Operations Support Squadron, attaches a visor to a heads up display on a pilot's helmet here Sept. 4 before flight in support of the Nordic Air Meet 2012. The multinational training exercise brought together more than 50 aircraft from the U.S., Great Britain, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland and Sweden to participate in tactical role-playing training missions. The three week exercise enabled the different nations to exchange aerial tactics and capabilities to improve combat power effectiveness in solo and joint environments while building and strengthening international partnerships. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released)

KALLAX AIR BASE, Sweden -- An F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chief from the 480th Aircraft Maintenance Unit salutes a pilot as a final send-off before flight here Sept. 4, in support of the Nordic Air Meet 2012. The multinational training exercise brought together more than 50 aircraft from the United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland and Sweden to participate in tactical role-playing training missions. The three week exercise enabled the different nations to exchange aerial tactics and capabilities to improve combat power effectiveness in solo and joint environments while building and strengthening international partnerships. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released)

KALLAX AIR BASE, Sweden -- An F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chief from the 480th Aircraft Maintenance Unit salutes a pilot as a final send-off before flight here Sept. 4, in support of the Nordic Air Meet 2012. The multinational training exercise brought together more than 50 aircraft from the United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland and Sweden to participate in tactical role-playing training missions. The three week exercise enabled the different nations to exchange aerial tactics and capabilities to improve combat power effectiveness in solo and joint environments while building and strengthening international partnerships. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released)

KALLAX AIR BASE, Sweden -- F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 480th Fighter Squadron sit in a row on the ramp here Sept. 3. The 480th FS from Spangdahlem Air Base is here in  support of the Nordic Air Meet 2012. The multinational training exercise brought together more than 50 aircraft from the United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland and Sweden to participate in tactical role-playing training missions. The three week exercise enabled the different nations to exchange aerial tactics and capabilities to improve combat power effectiveness in solo and joint environments while building and strengthening international partnerships. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released)

KALLAX AIR BASE, Sweden -- F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 480th Fighter Squadron sit in a row on the ramp here Sept. 3. The 480th FS from Spangdahlem Air Base is here in support of the Nordic Air Meet 2012. The multinational training exercise brought together more than 50 aircraft from the United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland and Sweden to participate in tactical role-playing training missions. The three week exercise enabled the different nations to exchange aerial tactics and capabilities to improve combat power effectiveness in solo and joint environments while building and strengthening international partnerships. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released)

KALLAX AIR BASE, Sweden -- A Swiss air force F-18 Hornet takes off from the runway here Sept. 3, in support of the Nordic Air Meet 2012. The multinational training exercise brought together more than 50 aircraft from the United States, Great Britain, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland and Sweden to participate in tactical role-playing training missions. The three week exercise enabled the different nations to exchange aerial tactics and capabilities to improve combat power effectiveness in solo and joint environments while building and strengthening international partnerships. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released)

KALLAX AIR BASE, Sweden -- A Swiss air force F-18 Hornet takes off from the runway here Sept. 3, in support of the Nordic Air Meet 2012. The multinational training exercise brought together more than 50 aircraft from the United States, Great Britain, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland and Sweden to participate in tactical role-playing training missions. The three week exercise enabled the different nations to exchange aerial tactics and capabilities to improve combat power effectiveness in solo and joint environments while building and strengthening international partnerships. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released)

KALLAX AIR BASE, Sweden -- A four-ship formation of F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 480th Fighter Squadron  fly overhead here Sept. 3, in support of the Nordic Air Meet 2012. The multinational training exercise brought together more than 50 aircraft from the United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland and Sweden to participate in tactical role-playing training missions. The three week exercise enabled the different nations to exchange aerial tactics and capabilities to improve combat power effectiveness in solo and joint environments while building and strengthening international partnerships. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released)

KALLAX AIR BASE, Sweden -- A four-ship formation of F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 480th Fighter Squadron fly overhead here Sept. 3, in support of the Nordic Air Meet 2012. The multinational training exercise brought together more than 50 aircraft from the United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland and Sweden to participate in tactical role-playing training missions. The three week exercise enabled the different nations to exchange aerial tactics and capabilities to improve combat power effectiveness in solo and joint environments while building and strengthening international partnerships. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released)

KALLAX AIR BASE, Sweden -- Two Swedish air force JAS 39 Griffin aircraft take off in a two-ship formation here Sept. 3, in support of the Nordic Air Meet 2012. The multinational training exercise brought together more than 50 aircraft from the United States, United Kingdom Denmark, Finland, Switzerland and Sweden to participate in tactical role-playing training missions. The three week exercise enabled the different nations to exchange aerial tactics and capabilities to improve combat power effectiveness in solo and joint environments while building and strengthening international partnerships. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released)

KALLAX AIR BASE, Sweden -- Two Swedish air force JAS 39 Griffin aircraft take off in a two-ship formation here Sept. 3, in support of the Nordic Air Meet 2012. The multinational training exercise brought together more than 50 aircraft from the United States, United Kingdom Denmark, Finland, Switzerland and Sweden to participate in tactical role-playing training missions. The three week exercise enabled the different nations to exchange aerial tactics and capabilities to improve combat power effectiveness in solo and joint environments while building and strengthening international partnerships. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released)