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Before the flight: maintaining excellence

An F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft pilot from the 480th Fighter Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, conducts pre-flight checks before takeoff at Beja Air Base, Portugal, Oct. 21, 2015. The 480th FS is here in support of Exercise Trident Juncture 2015, a multinational exercise consisting of more than 30,000 troops from more than 30 nations. The exercise is geared toward demonstrating ability to respond on a large scale to a crisis scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman)

PHOTO BY: Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman
VIRIN: 151022-F-VE588-331.JPG
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