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BALTOPS Exercise 2019

A Polish air force F-16 Fighting Falcon flies beside a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during aerial refueling in support of Exercise Baltic Operations over Germany, June 19, 2019. The BALTOPS Exercise is a U.S. exercise focused on joint interoperability in the Baltic Region, planned and executed this year by the U.S. and NATO. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandria Lee)

A Polish air force F-16 Fighting Falcon flies beside a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during aerial refueling in support of Exercise Baltic Operations over Germany, June 19, 2019. The BALTOPS Exercise is a U.S. exercise focused on joint interoperability in the Baltic Region, planned and executed this year by the U.S. and NATO. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandria Lee)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ryan Kemp, 351st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, performs a pre-flight inspection during Exercise Baltic Operations, at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 19, 2019. The BALTOPS Exercise is the premier annual maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandria Lee)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ryan Kemp, 351st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, performs a pre-flight inspection during Exercise Baltic Operations, at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 19, 2019. The BALTOPS Exercise is the premier annual maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandria Lee)

A Polish air force F-16 Fighting Falcon receives fuel over Germany from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 351st Air Refueling Squadron at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 19, 2019. The refueling was part of Exercise Baltic Operations which involves naval, air and amphibious forces from participating nations carrying out military operations in a fictitious scenario in the Baltic region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron)

A Polish air force F-16 Fighting Falcon receives fuel over Germany from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 351st Air Refueling Squadron at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 19, 2019. The refueling was part of Exercise Baltic Operations which involves naval, air and amphibious forces from participating nations carrying out military operations in a fictitious scenario in the Baltic region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Patrick Hanson and Capt. Brendan Keiper, 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilots,perform a preflight checklist before a training mission supporting Exercise Baltic Operations at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 19, 2019. BALTOPS is an exercise involving approximately 11,600 maritime, ground and air force personnel from 18 countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Patrick Hanson and Capt. Brendan Keiper, 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilots,perform a preflight checklist before a training mission supporting Exercise Baltic Operations at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 19, 2019. BALTOPS is an exercise involving approximately 11,600 maritime, ground and air force personnel from 18 countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron)

A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron at RAF Lakenheath, England, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 351st Air Refueling Squadron at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 19, 2019, over Germany. The refueling was conducted as part of Baltic Operations, an annual joint, multinational maritime-focused exercise designed to improve training for participants, enhance flexibility and interoperability, and demonstrate resolve among allied and partner forces in defending the Baltic Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron)

A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron at RAF Lakenheath, England, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 351st Air Refueling Squadron at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 19, 2019, over Germany. The refueling was conducted as part of Baltic Operations, an annual joint, multinational maritime-focused exercise designed to improve training for participants, enhance flexibility and interoperability, and demonstrate resolve among allied and partner forces in defending the Baltic Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron)

A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron at RAF Lakenheath, England, receives fuel over Germany from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 351st Air Refueling Squadron at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 19, 2019. The refueling was part of the annual Baltic Operations exercise which began in 1972 and is now in its 47th year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron)

A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron at RAF Lakenheath, England, receives fuel over Germany from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 351st Air Refueling Squadron at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 19, 2019. The refueling was part of the annual Baltic Operations exercise which began in 1972 and is now in its 47th year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ryan Kemp, 351st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, refuels an F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, England, in support of Exercise Baltic Operations over Germany, June 19, 2019. The BALTOPS Exercise is a U.S. exercise focused on joint interoperability in the Baltic Region, planned and executed this year by the U.S. and NATO. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandria Lee)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ryan Kemp, 351st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, refuels an F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, England, in support of Exercise Baltic Operations over Germany, June 19, 2019. The BALTOPS Exercise is a U.S. exercise focused on joint interoperability in the Baltic Region, planned and executed this year by the U.S. and NATO. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandria Lee)

A Polish air force F-16 Fighting Falcon approaches a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 351st Air Refueling Squadron at RAF Mildenhall, England, to receive fuel over Germany, June 19, 2019. The refueling was part of Exercise Baltic Operations, a U.S.-led exercise focused on joint interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron)

A Polish air force F-16 Fighting Falcon approaches a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 351st Air Refueling Squadron at RAF Mildenhall, England, to receive fuel over Germany, June 19, 2019. The refueling was part of Exercise Baltic Operations, a U.S.-led exercise focused on joint interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron)

Airmen assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, review a pre-flight checklist prior to refueling training in support of Exercise Baltic Operations, at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 19, 2019. The BALTOPS Exercise is the premier annual maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandria Lee)

Airmen assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, review a pre-flight checklist prior to refueling training in support of Exercise Baltic Operations, at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 19, 2019. The BALTOPS Exercise is the premier annual maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandria Lee)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Brendan Keiper and Maj. Patrick Hanson 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilot, review a pre-flight checklist during Exercise Baltic Operations, at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 19, 2019. The BALTOPS Exercise is designed to improve training value for participants, enhance flexibility and interoperability, and demonstrate resolve among allied and partner forces in defending the Baltic Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandria Lee)
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Brendan Keiper and Maj. Patrick Hanson 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilot, review a pre-flight checklist during Exercise Baltic Operations, at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 19, 2019. The BALTOPS Exercise is designed to improve training value for participants, enhance flexibility and interoperability, and demonstrate resolve among allied and partner forces in defending the Baltic Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandria Lee)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ryan Kemp, 351st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, performs a pre-flight inspection during Exercise Baltic Operations, at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 19, 2019. The BALTOPS Exercise is a U.S. exercise focused on joint interoperability in the Baltic Region, planned and executed this year by the U.S. and NATO. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandria Lee)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ryan Kemp, 351st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, performs a pre-flight inspection during Exercise Baltic Operations, at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 19, 2019. The BALTOPS Exercise is a U.S. exercise focused on joint interoperability in the Baltic Region, planned and executed this year by the U.S. and NATO. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandria Lee)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Brendan Keiper and Maj. Patrick Hanson 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilot, review a pre-flight checklist during Exercise Baltic Operations, at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 19, 2019. The BALTOPS Exercise is designed to improve training value for participants, enhance flexibility and interoperability, and demonstrate resolve among allied and partner forces in defending the Baltic Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandria Lee)
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Brendan Keiper and Maj. Patrick Hanson 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilot, review a pre-flight checklist during Exercise Baltic Operations, at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 19, 2019. The BALTOPS Exercise is designed to improve training value for participants, enhance flexibility and interoperability, and demonstrate resolve among allied and partner forces in defending the Baltic Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandria Lee)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Brendan Keiper and Maj. Patrick Hanson 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilot, review a pre-flight checklist during Exercise Baltic Operations, at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 19, 2019. The BALTOPS Exercise is designed to improve training value for participants enhance flexibility and interoperability, and demonstrate resolve among allied and partner forces in defending the Baltic Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandria Lee)
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Brendan Keiper and Maj. Patrick Hanson 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilot, review a pre-flight checklist during Exercise Baltic Operations, at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 19, 2019. The BALTOPS Exercise is designed to improve training value for participants enhance flexibility and interoperability, and demonstrate resolve among allied and partner forces in defending the Baltic Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandria Lee)

RAF MILDENHALL, England -- A Polish air force F-16 Fighting Falcon flies beside a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during aerial refueling in support of Exercise Baltic Operations over Germany, June 19, 2019. The BALTOPS Exercise is a U.S. exercise focused on joint interoperability in the Baltic Region, planned and executed this year by the U.S. and NATO. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandria Lee)