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Mechanic Prepping F-15 for Sorties

A maintainer assigned to the 493rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit looks through his technical orders while conducting maintenance on an F-15C Eagle assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron Nov. 21, 2018, to prepare it for sorties in support of the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme 18-4 at Amendola Air Base, Italy. F-15C Eagles and an F-15D Eagle will be participating in the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme 18-4. With over four decades of history, TLP has become the focal point for NATO’s Allied Air Forces tactical training, developing knowledge and leadership skills, necessary to face today's air tactical challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield)

A maintainer assigned to the 493rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit looks through his technical orders while conducting maintenance on an F-15C Eagle assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron Nov. 21, 2018, to prepare it for sorties in support of the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme 18-4 at Amendola Air Base, Italy. F-15C Eagles and an F-15D Eagle will be participating in the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme 18-4. With over four decades of history, TLP has become the focal point for NATO’s Allied Air Forces tactical training, developing knowledge and leadership skills, necessary to face today's air tactical challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield)

A maintainer assigned to the 493rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit looks through his technical orders while conducting maintenance on an F-15C Eagle assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron Nov. 21, 2018, to prepare it for sorties in support of the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme 18-4 at Amendola Air Base, Italy. F-15C Eagles and an F-15D Eagle will be participating in the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme 18-4. With over four decades of history, TLP has become the focal point for NATO’s Allied Air Forces tactical training, developing knowledge and leadership skills, necessary to face today’s air tactical challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield)

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F-15 Eagle First Time Landing in Ukraine

U.S. Airman watch as a U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter jet lands for the first time on Ukrainian soil to participate in CLEAR SKY 2018, Oct. 6. The exercise promotes regional stability and security, while strengthening partner capabilities and fostering trust. The training at CLEAR SKY greatly improves interoperability among participating countries. The F-15C landed at Starokostiantyniv Air Base where the majority of the multinational exercise involving approximately 950 personnel from nine nations will take place. ( U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech Sgt. Charles Vaughn)

U.S. Airman watch as a U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter jet lands for the first time on Ukrainian soil to participate in CLEAR SKY 2018, Oct. 6. The exercise promotes regional stability and security, while strengthening partner capabilities and fostering trust. The training at CLEAR SKY greatly improves interoperability among participating countries. The F-15C landed at Starokostiantyniv Air Base where the majority of the multinational exercise involving approximately 950 personnel from nine nations will take place. ( U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech Sgt. Charles Vaughn)

U.S. Airman watch as a U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter jet lands for the first time on Ukrainian soil to participate in CLEAR SKY 2018, Oct. 6. The exercise promotes regional stability and security, while strengthening partner capabilities and fostering trust. The training at CLEAR SKY greatly improves interoperability among participating countries. The F-15C landed at Starokostiantyniv Air Base where the majority of the multinational exercise involving approximately 950 personnel from nine nations will take place. ( U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech Sgt. Charles Vaughn)

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Not a Usual Sight: F-15 & a Backdrop of Su-27s

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle assigned to the 144th Fighter Wing, 194th Fighter Squadron, Fresno Air National Guard Base, California, taxis past Ukrainian Sukhoi Su-27 Flankers during the Clear Sky 18 exercise at Starokostiantyniv Air Base, Ukraine, Oct. 9, 2018. Clear Sky 18 promotes regional stability and security, while strengthening partner capabilities and fostering trust. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Charles Vaughn)

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle assigned to the 144th Fighter Wing, 194th Fighter Squadron, Fresno Air National Guard Base, California, taxis past Ukrainian Sukhoi Su-27 Flankers during the Clear Sky 18 exercise at Starokostiantyniv Air Base, Ukraine, Oct. 9, 2018. Clear Sky 18 promotes regional stability and security, while strengthening partner capabilities and fostering trust. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Charles Vaughn)

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle assigned to the 144th Fighter Wing, 194th Fighter Squadron, Fresno Air National Guard Base, California, taxis past Ukrainian Sukhoi Su-27 Flankers during the Clear Sky 18 exercise at Starokostiantyniv Air Base, Ukraine, Oct. 9, 2018. Clear Sky 18 promotes regional stability and security, while strengthening partner capabilities and fostering trust. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Charles Vaughn)

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F-15 Bringing Some Fire To Iceland – NATO Mission

An F-15C Eagle assigned to the 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron takes flight over Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, Aug. 2, 2018, in support of NATO’s Icelandic Air Surveillance mission. While providing critical infrastructure and support, Iceland has looked to its NATO allies to provide airborne surveillance and interception capabilities to meet its peacetime preparedness needs since 2008. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)

An F-15C Eagle assigned to the 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron takes flight over Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, Aug. 2, 2018, in support of NATO’s Icelandic Air Surveillance mission. While providing critical infrastructure and support, Iceland has looked to its NATO allies to provide airborne surveillance and interception capabilities to meet its peacetime preparedness needs since 2008. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)

An F-15C Eagle assigned to the 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron takes flight over Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, Aug. 2, 2018, in support of NATO’s Icelandic Air Surveillance mission. While providing critical infrastructure and support, Iceland has looked to its NATO allies to provide airborne surveillance and interception capabilities to meet its peacetime preparedness needs since 2008. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)

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Aggressors Over Nevada

A U.S. Air Force F-15C and two F-16s from the 65th Aggressor Squadron break formation after a dogfight against members of the Air Force Weapons School over Nevada Test and Training Range, May 17, 2012. The Air Force Weapons School is a five-and-a-half-month training course which provides selected officers with the most advanced training in weapons and tactics employment. Throughout the course, students receive an average of 400 hours of post graduate-level academics and participate in demanding combat training missions.

A U.S. Air Force F-15C and two F-16s  from the 65th Aggressor Squadron break formation after a dogfight against members of the Air Force Weapons School over Nevada Test and Training Range, May 17, 2012. The Air Force Weapons School is a five-and-a-half-month training course which provides selected officers with the most advanced training in weapons and tactics employment. Throughout the course, students receive an average of 400 hours of post graduate-level academics and participate in demanding combat training missions.

A U.S. Air Force F-15C and two F-16s from the 65th Aggressor Squadron break formation after a dogfight against members of the Air Force Weapons School over Nevada Test and Training Range, May 17, 2012. The Air Force Weapons School is a five-and-a-half-month training course which provides selected officers with the most advanced training in weapons and tactics employment. Throughout the course, students receive an average of 400 hours of post graduate-level academics and participate in demanding combat training missions.

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F-15 Eagle Afterburners Over Japan

A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle assigned to the 67th Fighter Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, takes off at Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 11, 2018, after Tropical Cyclone Conditions of Readiness (TCCOR) is declared All Clear at Kadena. Eighteen F-15 Eagle fighters evacuated to Yokota due to Typhoon Maria. The F-15 Eagle is a purpose-built air superiority fighter capable of detecting, acquiring and tracking enemy aircraft.(U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle assigned to the 67th Fighter Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, takes off at Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 11, 2018, after Tropical Cyclone Conditions of Readiness (TCCOR) is declared All Clear at Kadena. Eighteen F-15 Eagle fighters evacuated to Yokota due to Typhoon Maria. The F-15 Eagle is a purpose-built air superiority fighter capable of detecting, acquiring and tracking enemy aircraft.(U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle assigned to the 67th Fighter Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, takes off at Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 11, 2018, after Tropical Cyclone Conditions of Readiness (TCCOR) is declared All Clear at Kadena. Eighteen F-15 Eagle fighters evacuated to Yokota due to Typhoon Maria. The F-15 Eagle is a purpose-built air superiority fighter capable of detecting, acquiring and tracking enemy aircraft.(U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)