Air Force Photos

Coalition forces marshal in new era of European stability
An A-10C Thunderbolt II, from the 163rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, takes off during Operation Atlantic Resolve at Sliač Air Base, Slovakia, July 19, 2016. Airmen of the 163rd EFS have been taking part in OAR to conduct training and familiarization events alongside the Slovak armed forces, a NATO ally. The U.S. presence in Europe and the relationships built over the past 70 years provide strategic access critical to meet the nation’s NATO commitment to respond to threats against our allies and partners. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. William Hopper)