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  • Sabers land in Iceland for IAS 2019

    With alarms blaring and engines roaring, Airmen and pilots only use hand signals to communicate while pilots settle into their jets with little time before takeoff. During Icelandic Air Surveillance 2019, Airmen from the 480th Fighter Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, worked to establish air surveillance and interception coverage over Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, in order to maintain the integrity of the NATO airspace.
  • Sabers soar through IAS certification day two

    A 480th Fighter Squadron pilot steps to his F-16C Fighting Falcon during Icelandic Air Surveillance certification at Keflavic Air Base, Iceland, July 30, 2019. These air surveillance missions give the U.S. and NATO the ability to plan, prepare and execute joint and multinational training in a real-time, realistic North Atlantic setting. (U.S. Air
  • Sabers begin IAS mission certification

    Two F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft return from an Icelandic Air Surveillance certification scramble at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, July 29, 2019. 52nd Fighter Wing personnel participate in IAS certification scrambles in order to meet NATO mission requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jovante Johnson)
  • IAS19 crew conducts scramble training

    An F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft taxis during scramble training at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, July 27, 2019. 52nd Fighter Wing personnel conduct scramble training leading up to Icelandic Air Surveillance mission certification. The focus of this mission is to establish air surveillance and interception coverage over Iceland in order to maintain
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