A British Army soldier with the 5th Battalion, The Rifles, 20th Armored Brigade, returns fire during a training exercise at Saase, Estonia on August 9, 2017. The 5th Battalion, The Rifles, 20th Armored Brigade is currently working in country as a part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, a NATO mission involving the US and Allied and partnered nations in Europe in an effort to promote peace and deter aggression across the region. (Photo by Army Pfc. Nicholas Vidro, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
A US Army A-10 Thunderbolt II “Warthog” belonging to the 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard, lands on a stretch of highway during an exercise near Jagala, Estonia on August 10, 2017. The exercise was a chance for the public to see NATO forces working together as a part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, which is a NATO mission involving the US and Europe in a combined effort to strengthen bonds of friendship and to promote peace. (Photo taken by Pfc. Nicholas Vidro, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)
TAPA TRAINING AREA, Estonia– US Army Soldiers of the 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division and the 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard trained with NATO Allies during a combined aerial-ground exercise near Jagala, Estonia on August 10, 2017.
A-10’s, MC-130J Deploy to Baltic Region for Multinational Training
Ten A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, an MC-130J Commando II, and approximately 270 Airmen from bases in the U.S. and Europe will deploy to Amari Air Base, Estonia, Aug. 4-20, to participate in a Forward Training Deployment (FTD) to increase interoperability and relations between Airmen.
A Maryland Air National Guard A-10 Thunderbolt II peels off shortly after being refueled by Master Sgt. Joseph LaPinta, 171st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, in a Michigan Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker during Saber Strike 2015. Exercise Saber Strike 2015 has brought 14 ally and partner nations together to increase interoperability between military forces. The Michigan National Guard is a part of a Department of Defense sponsored State Partnership Program between Michigan and the Latvian government, which began in 1993. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Anthony J. Lesterson)
Eight U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs assigned to the 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, park on the runway as maintainers perform post-flight inspections at Ämari Air Base, Estonia, July 25, 2016. The A-10s are participating in a flying training deployment with the Estonian air force to enhance mutual capabilities and increase interoperability. After more than two weeks of training with British forces, the A-10s flew to Estonia from Royal Air Force Leeming, England. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Missy Sterling/released)
A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 185th Air Refueling Wing, Iowa Air National Guard, refuels an A-10 from the 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, during a flying training deployment at Ämari Air Base, Estonia, July 26, 2015. This is the first time personnel and aircraft from the 185th ARW are providing support for an Estonian FTD which allows them to further develop relationships with their NATO allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Missy Sterling/released)
U.S. Air Force crew chiefs from the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron perform maintenance on a U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft engine during a theater security package deployment to Lask Air Base, Poland, July 9, 2015. The U.S. and Polish air forces will conduct training aimed to strengthen interoperability and demonstrate the countries' shared commitment to the security and stability of Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)
An A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft flies over the airfield at Ämari Air Base, Estonia during Exercise Hedgehog May 7, 2015, . The A-10 supports Air Force missions around the world as part of the U.S. Air Force's current inventory of strike platforms, including the F-15E Strike Eagle and the F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)
The 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron sent four A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft to Powidz Air Base, Poland, Thursday, March 26, 2015. The A-10s were a part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, a continued commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America's dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ricky Bowden) (Released)