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F-35A Lightning II

Capt. Russell Lee, 421st Fighter Squadron pilot, taxis his F-35A Lightning II fighter aircraft, assigned to the 421st FS from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, on the flightline at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 11, 2019. Multiple F-35s came to the European theater to train with partner nations as part of a Theater Security Package. Training with NATO aircraft enhances relationships and improves overall coordination with allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

Aircraft rescue fire fighting training

A Keesler Air Force Base firefighter uses a hand-held hose to extinguish a fire inside a mock C-123 Provider training device during an aircraft rescue fire fighting training on Keesler AFB, Miss., June 4, 2019. The joint agency training allowed the Keesler Fire Department, Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center Fire Department, Stennis Airport Fire Department and the U.S. Naval Air Station Pensacola Gulf Coast Fire Rescue to meet the semi-annual training requirement to practice aircraft rescue and live fire training evolutions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II

An A-10 Thunderbolt II taxis after being armed during exercise Green Flag-West 19-8 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 9, 2019. The Idaho Air Guard is supporting the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team during their National Training Center rotation on Fort Irwin, Calif. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)

Post-flight exhaust inspection

Staff Sgt. Mathew Blake, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, conducts a post-flight exhaust inspection on an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron during Aviation Rotation 19-2 at Krzesiny Air Base, Poland, June 10, 2019. The U.S. has participated in aviation rotations in Poland since 2012 to increase cooperation between the two air forces with the aim of strengthening joint capabilities as NATO allies through regular training exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

RED FLAG-Alaska

A C-130 Hercules from Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga., flies near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, during exercise Red Flag-Alaska 19-2, June 10, 2019. The airlift squadron is one of various units, to include NATO partners, participating in exercise Red Flag-Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Lotz)

CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright speaks during Red Flag

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright speaks to Airmen during his visit at the exercise Red Flag-Alaska building at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 10, 2019. Wright visited JB Elmendorf-Richardson to meet with senior enlisted leader counterparts from throughout the Pacific. Exercise Red Flag-Alaska is a Pacific Air Forces-directed exercise that allows U.S. forces to train with coalition partners in a simulated environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caitlin Russell)

C-47 and C-130 Flyover

A Douglas C-47 Dakota, nicknamed “That’s All Brother,” flies with a C-130J Super Hercules, assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, over the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, June 8, 2019. “That’s All Brother” flew combat missions during Operation Neptune on D-Day, June 6, 1944. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin M. Rumbaugh)

D-Day 75 Commemorative Airborne Operation

World War II veteran, Dan McBride and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pose for a photo at the D-Day 75th Commemorative Airborne Operation in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, June 9, 2019, which honors the epic airborne operation conducted by the Allied forces, June 6, 1944. This commemorative airborne operation was an opportunity for multinational forces to honor the past and simultaneously work to secure the future. Training together in the very same place that trans-Atlantic resolve began 75 years ago demonstrates the partnerships and bonds that we highly value and continue to benefit from to this day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jennifer Zima)

Thunderbirds perform at the Fort Wayne Air Show

The Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" perform at the Fort Wayne Air Show in Fort Wayne, Ind., June 7, 2019. Since 1953, the Thunderbirds team has served as America’s premier air demonstration squadron, entrusted with the vital mission to recruit, retain and inspire past, present and future Airmen. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Cory W. Bush)

Wild Weasel Reunion Tour
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Maj. John Waters, former Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team pilot and commander, performs an aerial maneuver during a Wild Weasel Reunion Tour at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., June 7, 2019. Many of the Wild Weasels in attendance played vital roles in hostile activities in Vietnam almost half a century ago. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Maldonado)

RED FLAG-Alaska
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U.S. Army Soldiers locate targets during a simulated close air support mission during exercise Red Flag-Alaska 19-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 10, 2019. Red Flag-Alaska exercises provide unique opportunities to integrate various forces in a realistic threat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristen Heller)

48th Fighter Wing conducts in-flight refueling
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F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing conduct in-flight refuelling over the English Channel with a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing in support of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, June 9, 2019. An epic multinational operation, D-Day forged partnerships and reinforced trans-Atlantic bonds that remain to this day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)

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