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510th FS Stays Mission Ready

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 510th Fighter Squadron flies at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Apr. 6, 2020. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft that is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Thomas S. Keisler IV)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 510th Fighter Squadron flies at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Apr. 6, 2020. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft that is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Thomas S. Keisler IV)

U.S. Air Force Airman Jaquinton Stewart, crew chief for the 510th Fighter Squadron, gives an F-16 pilot the ‘Buzzards’ hand signal at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Apr. 7, 2020. The 510th FS performs air and space control and force application roles of counter-air, strategic attack and counter-land, including interdiction and close-air support, with F-16CMs employing state of the art munitions in support of joint, NATO, and combined operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Thomas S. Keisler IV)

U.S. Air Force Airman Jaquinton Stewart, crew chief for the 510th Fighter Squadron, gives an F-16 pilot the ‘Buzzards’ hand signal at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Apr. 7, 2020. The 510th FS performs air and space control and force application roles of counter-air, strategic attack and counter-land, including interdiction and close-air support, with F-16CMs employing state of the art munitions in support of joint, NATO, and combined operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Thomas S. Keisler IV)

U.S. Air Force Airman Jaquinton Stewart, crew chief for the 510th Fighter Squadron, marshals a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon prior to take off at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Apr. 7, 2020. The 510th FS provides combat airpower on demand to U.S. and NATO Combatant Commanders as well as the National Command Authority in order to meet National Security objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Thomas S. Keisler IV)

U.S. Air Force Airman Jaquinton Stewart, crew chief for the 510th Fighter Squadron, marshals a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon prior to take off at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Apr. 7, 2020. The 510th FS provides combat airpower on demand to U.S. and NATO Combatant Commanders as well as the National Command Authority in order to meet National Security objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Thomas S. Keisler IV)

U.S. Air Force Airman Jaquinton Stewart, crew chief for the 510th Fighter Squadron, performs preflight procedures at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Apr. 7, 2020. In alignment with the new decrees put in place by the Italian government, crew chiefs at Aviano continue to ensure that the aircraft in their care is ready to fly at a moment’s notice so that pilots can safely and effectively complete their mission. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman Thomas S. Keisler IV)

U.S. Air Force Airman Jaquinton Stewart, crew chief for the 510th Fighter Squadron, performs preflight procedures at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Apr. 7, 2020. In alignment with the new decrees put in place by the Italian government, crew chiefs at Aviano continue to ensure that the aircraft in their care is ready to fly at a moment’s notice so that pilots can safely and effectively complete their mission. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman Thomas S. Keisler IV)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 510th Fighter Squadron takes off at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Apr. 6, 2020. The 31st Fighter Wing is dedicated to continuing the mission by remaining lethal and rapidly ready while operating within the parameters of Italian decrees instituted to slow the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Thomas S. Keisler)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 510th Fighter Squadron takes off at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Apr. 6, 2020. The 31st Fighter Wing is dedicated to continuing the mission by remaining lethal and rapidly ready while operating within the parameters of Italian decrees instituted to slow the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Thomas S. Keisler)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 510th Fighter Squadron takes flight at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Apr. 6, 2020. An all-weather capability allows the F-16 to accurately deliver ordnance during non-visual bombing conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Thomas S. Keisler IV)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 510th Fighter Squadron takes flight at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Apr. 6, 2020. An all-weather capability allows the F-16 to accurately deliver ordnance during non-visual bombing conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Thomas S. Keisler IV)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 510th Fighter Squadron flies at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Apr. 6, 2020. The F-16 is able to fly more than 500 miles, deliver its weapons with superior accuracy, defend itself against enemy aircraft, and return to its starting point. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Thomas S. Keisler IV)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 510th Fighter Squadron flies at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Apr. 6, 2020. The F-16 is able to fly more than 500 miles, deliver its weapons with superior accuracy, defend itself against enemy aircraft, and return to its starting point. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Thomas S. Keisler IV)

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 510th Fighter Squadron flies at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Apr. 6, 2020. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft that is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Thomas S. Keisler IV)