Freedom soars over Adriatic Sea

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron, flies alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker over the Adriatic Sea during a training flight, Oct. 25, 2016. The 555th and 510th Fighter Squadrons fly more than 20,000 hours a year combined to ensure they can provide combat airpower on demand to U.S. and NATO Combatant Commanders and the National Command Authority to meet national security objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Areca T. Bell/Released)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron, flies alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker over the Adriatic Sea during a training flight, Oct. 25, 2016. The 555th and 510th Fighter Squadrons fly more than 20,000 hours a year combined to ensure they can provide combat airpower on demand to U.S. and NATO Combatant Commanders and the National Command Authority to meet national security objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Areca T. Bell/Released)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron, flies over the Adriatic Sea during a training flight on Oct. 25, 2016. The 555th FS along with the 510th Fighter Squadron train regularly to ensure they can deter aggression, defend U.S. and NATO interests, and develop Aviano through superior combat air power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Areca T. Bell/Released)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron, flies over the Adriatic Sea during a training flight on Oct. 25, 2016. The 555th FS along with the 510th Fighter Squadron train regularly to ensure they can deter aggression, defend U.S. and NATO interests, and develop Aviano through superior combat air power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Areca T. Bell/Released)

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy --

F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron participated in a training flight over the Adriatic Sea on Oct. 25, 2016. Pilots from the 555th and 510th Fighter Squadrons train regularly to ensure they can deter aggression, defend U.S. and NATO interests, and develop Aviano through superior combat air power. The two squadrons fly more than 20,000 hours a year combined to ensure they can provide combat airpower to U.S. and NATO combatant commanders and the National Command Authority to meet national security objectives.