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Senior Airman Thriston Noel, 351st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, refuels an F-16 Fighting Falcon, 510th Fighter Squadron, from a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS exercise over Latvia, June 7, 2017. The U.S. Air Force is supporting this exercise with approximately 900 Airmen, eight F-16s from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, four KC-135 Stratotankers from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, U.S. Air Force Reserve 459th Air Refueling Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland,
one Air Force Reserve E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) from the 513th Aerial Control Group, B-52s from RAF Fairford, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma and Airmen from the 1st Combat Communication Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany are supporting this multinational exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

Senior Airman Thriston Noel, 351st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, refuels an F-16 Fighting Falcon, 510th Fighter Squadron, from a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS exercise over Latvia, June 7, 2017. The U.S. Air Force is supporting this exercise with approximately 900 Airmen, eight F-16s from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, four KC-135 Stratotankers from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, U.S. Air Force Reserve 459th Air Refueling Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, one Air Force Reserve E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) from the 513th Aerial Control Group, B-52s from RAF Fairford, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma and Airmen from the 1st Combat Communication Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany are supporting this multinational exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon, 510th Fighter Squadron, refuels from a KC-135R Stratotanker, 100th Air Refueling Wing, from RAF Mildenhall, England in support of Aviation Detachment rotation 17-3, exercise BALTOPS and exercise Saber Strike over Latvia, June 7, 2017. The U.S. Air Force is supporting this exercise with approximately 900 Airmen, eight F-16s from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, four KC-135 Stratotankers from the 100th Air
Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, U.S. Air Force Reserve 459th Air Refueling Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, one Air Force Reserve E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) from the 513th Aerial Control Group, B-52s from RAF Fairford, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma and Airmen from the 1st Combat Communication Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany are supporting this multinational exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt.
Jonathan Snyder)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon, 510th Fighter Squadron, refuels from a KC-135R Stratotanker, 100th Air Refueling Wing, from RAF Mildenhall, England in support of Aviation Detachment rotation 17-3, exercise BALTOPS and exercise Saber Strike over Latvia, June 7, 2017. The U.S. Air Force is supporting this exercise with approximately 900 Airmen, eight F-16s from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, four KC-135 Stratotankers from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, U.S. Air Force Reserve 459th Air Refueling Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, one Air Force Reserve E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) from the 513th Aerial Control Group, B-52s from RAF Fairford, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma and Airmen from the 1st Combat Communication Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany are supporting this multinational exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

Capt. Donald Hart, 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilot, talks with the crew prior to taxiing a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS exercise at Powidz Air Base, Poland, June 7, 2017. The U.S. Air Force is supporting this exercise with approximately 900 Airmen, eight F-16s from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, four KC-135 Stratotankers from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, U.S. Air Force Reserve 459th Air Refueling Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, one Air Force Reserve E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) from the 513th Aerial Control Group, B-52s from RAF Fairford, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma and Airmen from the 1st Combat Communication Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany are supporting this multinational exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

Capt. Donald Hart, 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilot, talks with the crew prior to taxiing a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS exercise at Powidz Air Base, Poland, June 7, 2017. The U.S. Air Force is supporting this exercise with approximately 900 Airmen, eight F-16s from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, four KC-135 Stratotankers from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, U.S. Air Force Reserve 459th Air Refueling Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, one Air Force Reserve E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) from the 513th Aerial Control Group, B-52s from RAF Fairford, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma and Airmen from the 1st Combat Communication Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany are supporting this multinational exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon, 510th Fighter Squadron, is deployed to Krzesiny Air Base, Poland, in support of Aviation
Detachment rotation 17-3, exercise BALTOPS and exercise Saber Strike flies over Latvia, June 7, 2017. The exercise, is designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, to strengthen combined response capabilities, as well as demonstrate resolve among Allied and Partner Nations' forces to ensure stability in, and if necessary defend, the Baltic Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon, 510th Fighter Squadron, is deployed to Krzesiny Air Base, Poland, in support of Aviation Detachment rotation 17-3, exercise BALTOPS and exercise Saber Strike flies over Latvia, June 7, 2017. The exercise, is designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, to strengthen combined response capabilities, as well as demonstrate resolve among Allied and Partner Nations' forces to ensure stability in, and if necessary defend, the Baltic Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon, 510th Fighter Squadron, is deployed to Krzesiny Air Base, Poland, in support of Aviation
Detachment rotation 17-3, exercise BALTOPS and exercise Saber Strike flies over Latvia, June 7, 2017. The exercise, is designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, to strengthen combined response capabilities, as well as demonstrate resolve among Allied and Partner Nations' forces to ensure stability in, and if necessary defend, the Baltic Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon, 510th Fighter Squadron, is deployed to Krzesiny Air Base, Poland, in support of Aviation Detachment rotation 17-3, exercise BALTOPS and exercise Saber Strike flies over Latvia, June 7, 2017. The exercise, is designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, to strengthen combined response capabilities, as well as demonstrate resolve among Allied and Partner Nations' forces to ensure stability in, and if necessary defend, the Baltic Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

Two F-16 Fighting Falcons, 510th Fighter Squadron, are deployed to Krzesiny Air Base, Poland, in support of
Aviation Detachment rotation 17-3, exercise BALTOPS and exercise Saber Strike fly over Latvia, June 7, 2017. BALTOPS is an annually recurring multinational exercise designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, as well
as demonstrate resolve of allied and partner forces to defend the Baltic region. Participating nations include Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

Two F-16 Fighting Falcons, 510th Fighter Squadron, are deployed to Krzesiny Air Base, Poland, in support of Aviation Detachment rotation 17-3, exercise BALTOPS and exercise Saber Strike fly over Latvia, June 7, 2017. BALTOPS is an annually recurring multinational exercise designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, as well as demonstrate resolve of allied and partner forces to defend the Baltic region. Participating nations include Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

Two F-16 Fighting Falcons, 510th Fighter Squadron, are deployed to Krzesiny Air Base, Poland, in support of
Aviation Detachment rotation 17-3, exercise BALTOPS and exercise Saber Strike fly over Latvia, June 7, 2017. The
exercise, is designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, to strengthen combined response capabilities, as well as demonstrate resolve among Allied and Partner Nations' forces to ensure stability in, and if necessary defend, the Baltic Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

Two F-16 Fighting Falcons, 510th Fighter Squadron, are deployed to Krzesiny Air Base, Poland, in support of Aviation Detachment rotation 17-3, exercise BALTOPS and exercise Saber Strike fly over Latvia, June 7, 2017. The exercise, is designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, to strengthen combined response capabilities, as well as demonstrate resolve among Allied and Partner Nations' forces to ensure stability in, and if necessary defend, the Baltic Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon, 510th Fighter Squadron, refuels from a KC-135R Stratotanker, 100th Air Refueling Wing,
from RAF Mildenhall, England in support of Aviation Detachment rotation 17-3, exercise BALTOPS and exercise Saber Strike over Latvia, June 7, 2017. The exercise, is designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, to
strengthen combined response capabilities, as well as demonstrate resolve among Allied and Partner Nations' forces to ensure stability in, and if necessary defend, the Baltic Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon, 510th Fighter Squadron, refuels from a KC-135R Stratotanker, 100th Air Refueling Wing, from RAF Mildenhall, England in support of Aviation Detachment rotation 17-3, exercise BALTOPS and exercise Saber Strike over Latvia, June 7, 2017. The exercise, is designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, to strengthen combined response capabilities, as well as demonstrate resolve among Allied and Partner Nations' forces to ensure stability in, and if necessary defend, the Baltic Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon, 510th Fighter Squadron, refuels from a KC-135R Stratotanker, 100th Air Refueling Wing, from RAF Mildenhall, England in support of Aviation Detachment rotation 17-3, exercise BALTOPS and exercise Saber Strike exercise over Latvia, June 7, 2017. BALTOPS is an annually recurring multinational exercise designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, as well as demonstrate resolve of allied and partner forces to defend the Baltic region. Participating nations include Belgium,
Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon, 510th Fighter Squadron, refuels from a KC-135R Stratotanker, 100th Air Refueling Wing, from RAF Mildenhall, England in support of Aviation Detachment rotation 17-3, exercise BALTOPS and exercise Saber Strike exercise over Latvia, June 7, 2017. BALTOPS is an annually recurring multinational exercise designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, as well as demonstrate resolve of allied and partner forces to defend the Baltic region. Participating nations include Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon, 510th Fighter Squadron, is deployed to Krzesiny Air Base, Poland, in support of Aviation
Detachment rotation 17-3, exercise BALTOPS and exercise Saber Strike flies over Latvia, June 7, 2017. The
exercise, is designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, to strengthen combined response capabilities, as well as demonstrate resolve among Allied and Partner Nations' forces to ensure stability in, and if necessary defend, the Baltic Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon, 510th Fighter Squadron, is deployed to Krzesiny Air Base, Poland, in support of Aviation Detachment rotation 17-3, exercise BALTOPS and exercise Saber Strike flies over Latvia, June 7, 2017. The exercise, is designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, to strengthen combined response capabilities, as well as demonstrate resolve among Allied and Partner Nations' forces to ensure stability in, and if necessary defend, the Baltic Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

Senior Airman Thriston Noel, 351st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, goes over the pre-flight check list for a
KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS exercise at Powidz Air Base, Poland, June 7, 2017. The exercise, is designed
to enhance flexibility and interoperability, to strengthen combined response capabilities, as well as demonstrate
resolve among Allied and Partner Nations' forces to ensure stability in, and if necessary defend, the Baltic Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)
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Senior Airman Thriston Noel, 351st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, goes over the pre-flight check list for a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS exercise at Powidz Air Base, Poland, June 7, 2017. The exercise, is designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, to strengthen combined response capabilities, as well as demonstrate resolve among Allied and Partner Nations' forces to ensure stability in, and if necessary defend, the Baltic Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon, 510th Fighter Squadron, deployed to Krzesiny Air Base, Poland, in support of Aviation Detachment rotation 17-3, exercise BALTOPS and exercise Saber Strike, refuels from a KC-135R Stratotanker, 100th Air Refueling Wing, from RAF Mildenhall, England over Latvia, June 7, 2017. The exercise, is designed to
enhance flexibility and interoperability, to strengthen combined response capabilities, as well as demonstrate
resolve among Allied and Partner Nations' forces to ensure stability in, and if necessary defend, the Baltic Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon, 510th Fighter Squadron, deployed to Krzesiny Air Base, Poland, in support of Aviation Detachment rotation 17-3, exercise BALTOPS and exercise Saber Strike, refuels from a KC-135R Stratotanker, 100th Air Refueling Wing, from RAF Mildenhall, England over Latvia, June 7, 2017. The exercise, is designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, to strengthen combined response capabilities, as well as demonstrate resolve among Allied and Partner Nations' forces to ensure stability in, and if necessary defend, the Baltic Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon, 510th Fighter Squadron, deployed to Krzesiny Air Base, Poland, in support of Aviation
Detachment rotation 17-3, exercise BALTOPS and exercise Saber Strike flies over Latvia, June 7, 2017. BALTOPS is
an annually recurring multinational exercise designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, as well as demonstrate resolve of allied and partner forces to defend the Baltic region. Participating nations include Belgium,
Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, the
United Kingdom, and the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon, 510th Fighter Squadron, deployed to Krzesiny Air Base, Poland, in support of Aviation Detachment rotation 17-3, exercise BALTOPS and exercise Saber Strike flies over Latvia, June 7, 2017. BALTOPS is an annually recurring multinational exercise designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, as well as demonstrate resolve of allied and partner forces to defend the Baltic region. Participating nations include Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

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