U.S. Air Force Maj. Matthew Koerschner, 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilot, prepares for take-off aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker prior to a flight supporting Operation Rapid Forge at RAF Mildenhall, England, July 23, 2019. Participation in multinational operations and operations like Rapid Forge enhances professional relationships and improves coordination between allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)