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Operation Rapid Forge; U.S. Air Force's F-35 aircraft land in Poland

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft sits on a runway during Operation Rapid Forge on Powidz Air Base, Poland, July, 16, 2019. This is the first time that an U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft has landed in Poland. Rapid Forge is a U.S. Air Forces in Europe-led mission to enhance readiness and test the ability to function at locations other than the main airbases.

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft sits on a runway during Operation Rapid Forge on Powidz Air Base, Poland, July, 16, 2019. This is the first time that an U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft has landed in Poland. Rapid Forge is a U.S. Air Forces in Europe-led mission to enhance readiness and test the ability to function at locations other than the main airbases. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton)

A U.S. Air Force member from the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., refuels a F-35A Lightning II fighter jet during Operation Rapid Forge on Powidz Air Base, Poland, July, 16, 2019. Operation Rapid Forge is intended to enhance interoperability with NATO allies to improve combined operational capabilities.

A U.S. Air Force member from the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., refuels a F-35A Lightning II fighter jet during Operation Rapid Forge on Powidz Air Base, Poland, July, 16, 2019. Operation Rapid Forge is intended to enhance interoperability with NATO allies to improve combined operational capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton)

A U.S. Air Force member from the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C, refuels a F-15 Strike Eagle aircraft during Operation Rapid Forge at Powidz Air Base, Poland, July,16, 2019. Operation Rapid Forge is intended to enhance interoperability with NATO allies to improve combined operational capabilities.

A U.S. Air Force member from the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C, refuels a F-15 Strike Eagle aircraft during Operation Rapid Forge at Powidz Air Base, Poland, July,16, 2019. Operation Rapid Forge is intended to enhance interoperability with NATO allies to improve combined operational capabilities.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton)

A F-15 Strike Eagle aircraft deployed from the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., taxis on a runway during Operation Rapid Forge on Powidz Air Base, Poland, July, 16, 2019. Operation Rapid Forge is intended to enhance interoperability with NATO allies to improve combined operational capabilities.

A F-15 Strike Eagle aircraft deployed from the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., taxis on a runway during Operation Rapid Forge on Powidz Air Base, Poland, July, 16, 2019. Operation Rapid Forge is intended to enhance interoperability with NATO allies to improve combined operational capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton)

Two U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft, deployed from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, sit on a runway during Operation Rapid Forge on Powidz Air Base, Poland, July, 16, 2019. This is the first time that U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft have landed in Poland. Rapid Forge is a U.S. Air Forces in Europe-led mission to enhance readiness and test the ability to function at locations other than the main air bases.

Two U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft, deployed from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, sit on a runway during Operation Rapid Forge on Powidz Air Base, Poland, July, 16, 2019. This is the first time that U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft have landed in Poland. Rapid Forge is a U.S. Air Forces in Europe-led mission to enhance readiness and test the ability to function at locations other than the main air bases. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton)

Four U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft deployed from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, taxi on a runway during Operation Rapid Forge at Powidz Air Base, Poland, July, 16, 2019. This is the first time that U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft have landed in Poland. Operation Rapid Forge is intended to enhance interoperability with NATO allies to improve combined operational capabilities.

Four U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft deployed from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, taxi on a runway during Operation Rapid Forge at Powidz Air Base, Poland, July, 16, 2019. This is the first time that U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft have landed in Poland. Operation Rapid Forge is intended to enhance interoperability with NATO allies to improve combined operational capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton)

A U.S. Air Force member from the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., gives taxi instructions to an F-15 Strike Eagle fighter jet pilot during Operation Rapid Forge on Powidz Air Base, Poland, July, 16, 2019. Operation Rapid Forge is intended to enhance interoperability with NATO allies to improve combined operational capabilities.

A U.S. Air Force member from the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., gives taxi instructions to an F-15 Strike Eagle fighter jet pilot during Operation Rapid Forge on Powidz Air Base, Poland, July, 16, 2019. Operation Rapid Forge is intended to enhance interoperability with NATO allies to improve combined operational capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton)

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft deployed from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, takes off during Operation Rapid Forge on Powidz Air Base, Poland, July, 16, 2019. This is the first time that a U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft has landed in Poland. Rapid Forge is a U.S. Air Forces in Europe-led mission to enhance readiness and test the ability to function at locations other than the main air bases.

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft deployed from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, takes off during Operation Rapid Forge on Powidz Air Base, Poland, July, 16, 2019. This is the first time that a U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft has landed in Poland. Rapid Forge is a U.S. Air Forces in Europe-led mission to enhance readiness and test the ability to function at locations other than the main air bases. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton)

Four U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft deployed from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, prepare to refuel during Operation Rapid Forge on Powidz Air Base, Poland, July, 16, 2019. This is the first time that U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II stealth aircraft have landed in Poland. Operation Rapid Forge is intended to enhance interoperability with NATO allies to improve combined operational capabilities.

Four U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft deployed from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, prepare to refuel during Operation Rapid Forge on Powidz Air Base, Poland, July, 16, 2019. This is the first time that U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II stealth aircraft have landed in Poland. Operation Rapid Forge is intended to enhance interoperability with NATO allies to improve combined operational capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton)

Two F-15 Strike Eagle aircraft deployed from the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., taxi on a runway during Operation Rapid Forge on Powidz Air Base, Poland, July, 16, 2019. Rapid Forge is a U.S. Air Forces in Europe-led mission to enhance readiness and test the ability to function at locations other than the main air bases.
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Two F-15 Strike Eagle aircraft deployed from the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., taxi on a runway during Operation Rapid Forge on Powidz Air Base, Poland, July, 16, 2019. Rapid Forge is a U.S. Air Forces in Europe-led mission to enhance readiness and test the ability to function at locations other than the main air bases. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton)

POWIDZ AIR BASE, Poland -- A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft sits on a runway during Operation Rapid Forge on Powidz Air Base, Poland, July, 16, 2019. This is the first time that an U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft has landed in Poland. Rapid Forge is a U.S. Air Forces in Europe-led mission to enhance readiness and test the ability to function at locations other than the main airbases. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton)