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Italian F-35s train at Aviano, strengthening partnerships
U.S. Air Force Staff. Sgt. Michael Huegi, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-35 Lightning II crew chief, prepares to perform ‘hot-pit’ operations on Italian air force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 32nd Wing, Amendola Air Base, Italy, during Astral Knight 2021 at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 21, 2021. ‘Hot-pit’ procedures include interoperation servicing and refueling an aircraft while the engine is running, allowing it to quickly return to a mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

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Photo by: Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder |  VIRIN: 210521-F-ZR251-1321.JPG