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BALTOPS 2017 Kicks Off

3:13 PM6/9/2017
Capt. Chris Carr, center, 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilot, conducts a crew brief with Capt. Jack Ryan, right, 351st ARS co-pilot and Senior Airman Steven Rappuhn, left, 351st ARS boom operator, prior to boarding a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS exercise at Powidz Air Base, Poland, June 6, 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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BALTOPS 2017 Kicks Off

3:13 PM6/9/2017
Capt. Chris Carr, 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilot, taxis in a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS exercise at Powidz Air Base, Poland, June 6, 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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BALTOPS 2017 Kicks Off

3:13 PM6/9/2017
Airman 1st Class Andrew Winkler, left, 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, and Staff Sgt. Eric Stevenson, right, 100th AMXS, inspect a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS exercise at Powidz Air Base, Poland, June 6, 2017. The U.S. Air Force is supporting this exercise with approximately 900 Airmen, eight F-16s from the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, 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)
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BALTOPS 2017 Kicks Off

3:13 PM6/9/2017
Capt. Chris Carr, 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilot, conducts a pre-flight check on a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS exercise at Powidz Air Base, Poland, June 6, 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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BALTOPS 2017 Kicks Off

3:15 PM6/9/2017
Airmen from the 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron inspect a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS exercise at Powidz Air Base, Poland, June 6, 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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Air Command and Control plays pivotal role in BALTOPS

11:00 AM6/14/2017
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 approaches the boom on a KC-135R Stratotanker over the Baltic Sea, June 13, 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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Air Command and Control plays pivotal role in BALTOPS

11:02 AM6/14/2017
Tech. Sgt. Steve Hood, 459th Air Refueling Wing boom operator, part of the Total Force Citizen Airmen team refuels an F-16 Fighting Falcon, 510th Fighter Squadron, from a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS over the Baltic Sea, June 13, 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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Air Command and Control plays pivotal role in BALTOPS

11:03 AM6/14/2017
Polish air force F-16 Fighting Falcons fly in a two ship formation during BALTOPS over the Baltic Sea, June 13, 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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Air Command and Control plays pivotal role in BALTOPS

11:05 AM6/14/2017
Capt. Cody Jordan, left, 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilot, conducts a pre-flight inspection on a KC-135R Stratotanker with Master Sgt. Jacob Wavrin, right, 459th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, during BALTOPS exercise at Powidz Air Base, Poland, June 12, 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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Airmen deploy to support Estonia FTD

12:22 PM8/4/2017
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)
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B-52s train with Norwegian aircraft in high North

1:50 PM6/3/2020
Four B-52H Stratofortresses from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, conducted a long-range, long duration strategic Bomber Task Force mission throughout Europe and the Arctic region, June 3, 2020.
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