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31 FW F-16s participate in Falcon Strike 21

A U.S. Air Force  F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron participating in Falcon Strike 21 (FS21) lands at Amendola Air Base, Italy, June 4, 2021. Six F-16C aircraft are participating in FS21, an exercise involving service members from the U.S., Israel, Italy and the United Kingdom to integrate fourth  and fifth generation fighter capabilities in a large force employment event. FS21 builds upon nations’ joint capabilities, ensuring a stronger partnership and enhanced interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

A U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron participating in Falcon Strike 21 (FS21) lands at Amendola Air Base, Italy, June 4, 2021. Six F-16C aircraft are participating in FS21, an exercise involving service members from the U.S., Israel, Italy and the United Kingdom to integrate fourth and fifth generation fighter capabilities in a large force employment event. FS21 builds upon nations’ joint capabilities, ensuring a stronger partnership and enhanced interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jordan Mooring, 555th Aircraft Maintenance Unit F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chief, prepares to perform recovery operations on a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron at Amendola Air Base, Italy, June 4, 2021. Six U.S. Air Force F-16C aircraft will be participating  in Falcon Strike 21 (FS21), an exercise involving service members from the U.S., Israel, Italy and the United Kingdom to integrate fourth and fifth generation fighter capabilities in a large force employment event. The exercise is a multilateral military training exercise conducting air operations in a contested multinational force environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jordan Mooring, 555th Aircraft Maintenance Unit F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chief, prepares to perform recovery operations on a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron at Amendola Air Base, Italy, June 4, 2021. Six U.S. Air Force F-16C aircraft will be participating in Falcon Strike 21 (FS21), an exercise involving service members from the U.S., Israel, Italy and the United Kingdom to integrate fourth and fifth generation fighter capabilities in a large force employment event. The exercise is a multilateral military training exercise conducting air operations in a contested multinational force environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

A U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron participating in Falcon Strike 21 (FS21) lands at Amendola Air Base, Italy, June 4, 2021. FS21 is an exercise designed to provide advanced and realistic aircrew training through fourth and fifth generation integration. Exercises like FS21 provide a venue to train with other nations, build readiness, practice interoperability, and enhance enduring relationships. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

A U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron participating in Falcon Strike 21 (FS21) lands at Amendola Air Base, Italy, June 4, 2021. FS21 is an exercise designed to provide advanced and realistic aircrew training through fourth and fifth generation integration. Exercises like FS21 provide a venue to train with other nations, build readiness, practice interoperability, and enhance enduring relationships. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Josue Ramirez, 555th Aircraft Maintenance Unit F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chief, services the hydraulics system on a U.S. Air Force F-16 assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron at Amendola Air Base, Italy, June 4, 2021. FS21 is an exercise designed to provide advanced and realistic aircrew training through fourth and fifth generation integration. Approximately 600 service members from the U.S., Israel, Italy and the United Kingdom will be participating in FS21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Josue Ramirez, 555th Aircraft Maintenance Unit F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chief, services the hydraulics system on a U.S. Air Force F-16 assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron at Amendola Air Base, Italy, June 4, 2021. FS21 is an exercise designed to provide advanced and realistic aircrew training through fourth and fifth generation integration. Approximately 600 service members from the U.S., Israel, Italy and the United Kingdom will be participating in FS21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

A U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron participating in Falcon Strike 21 (FS21) taxis on the flight line at Amendola Air Base, Italy, June 4, 2021. FS21 is a joint, multinational exercise with participants from the United States working with service members from Israel, Italy, and the United Kingdom, that optimizes the integration between fourth and fifth generation aircraft, and increases the level of cooperation in the F-35 Lightning II logistics and expeditionary fields. The exercise provides participants the opportunity to test and improve shared technical and tactical knowledge while conducting complex air operations in a contested multinational joint forces environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

A U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron participating in Falcon Strike 21 (FS21) taxis on the flight line at Amendola Air Base, Italy, June 4, 2021. FS21 is a joint, multinational exercise with participants from the United States working with service members from Israel, Italy, and the United Kingdom, that optimizes the integration between fourth and fifth generation aircraft, and increases the level of cooperation in the F-35 Lightning II logistics and expeditionary fields. The exercise provides participants the opportunity to test and improve shared technical and tactical knowledge while conducting complex air operations in a contested multinational joint forces environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

Four U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron participating in Falcon Strike 21 (FS21) fly in formation over Amendola Air Base, Italy, June 4, 2021. Six U.S. Air Force F-16C aircraft are participating in Falcon Strike 21 (FS21), an exercise involving service members from the U.S., Israel, Italy and the United Kingdom to integrate fourth and fifth generation fighter capabilities in a large force employment event. Exercises like FS21 provide a venue to train with other nations, build readiness, practice interoperability, and enhance enduring relationships. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

Four U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron participating in Falcon Strike 21 (FS21) fly in formation over Amendola Air Base, Italy, June 4, 2021. Six U.S. Air Force F-16C aircraft are participating in Falcon Strike 21 (FS21), an exercise involving service members from the U.S., Israel, Italy and the United Kingdom to integrate fourth and fifth generation fighter capabilities in a large force employment event. Exercises like FS21 provide a venue to train with other nations, build readiness, practice interoperability, and enhance enduring relationships. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- A U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron participating in Falcon Strike 21 (FS21) lands at Amendola Air Base, Italy, June 4, 2021. Six F-16C aircraft are participating in FS21, an exercise involving service members from the U.S., Israel, Italy and the United Kingdom to integrate fourth and fifth generation fighter capabilities in a large force employment event. FS21 builds upon nations’ joint capabilities, ensuring a stronger partnership and enhanced interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)