A loadmaster with the 36th Airlift Squadron marshalls cargo on to a C-130 Hercules April 23, 2014 at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The sortie took off in support of Max Thunder, a bilateral aerial training exercise that trains U.S. and Republic of Korea Air Force pilots to work closer together against a hostile force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chad C. Strohmeyer/Released)
4 Belgian Air Force General Dynamics F-16 Falcons have been patrolling & policing airspace of Estonia,Latvia & Lithuania.NATO members since 2004,Baltic States do not have air forces capable of enforcing their airspace.Every 4 months,a NATO partner assumes role of air policing, sending detachment & several fighters.Belgium has been present since September 2,2013,with 50 military personnel & 4 F-16 fighter-bombers.Based in Siauliai in northern Lithuania til Jan 3 2013.
A French Armée de l'Air Dassault Rafale at Malbork airfield in Poland, with three others, as part of the NATO air policing mission, 28 April 2014. France is also flying almost daily missions over eastern Europe with Boeing E-3 Sentry AWACs.
Four French Armée de l'Air Dassault Rafales at Malbork airfield in Poland, as part of the NATO air policing mission, 28 April 2014. France is also flying almost daily missions over eastern Europe with Boeing E-3 Sentry AWACs.