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US, NATO JTACs work together during Saber Strike 17

Great Britain Royal Marine joint terminal attack controllers call in military aircraft during exercise Saber Strike 17 at Adazi Military Base, Latvia, June 5, 2017. During the exercise, U.S. and NATO JTACs controlled air strike operations with U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons, a B-52 Stratofortress, and a B-1B Lancer. Saber Strike 17 highlights the inherent flexibility of ground and air forces to rapidly respond to crises allowing for the right presence where it is needed, when it is needed. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

Great Britain Royal Marine joint terminal attack controllers call in military aircraft during exercise Saber Strike 17 at Adazi Military Base, Latvia, June 5, 2017. During the exercise, U.S. and NATO JTACs controlled air strike operations with U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons, a B-52 Stratofortress, and a B-1B Lancer. Saber Strike 17 highlights the inherent flexibility of ground and air forces to rapidly respond to crises allowing for the right presence where it is needed, when it is needed. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

A U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command B-1B Lancer flies overhead during exercise Saber Strike 17 at Adazi Military Range, June 9, 2017. The B-1 was controlled by U.S. Idaho and Michigan Air National Guard joint terminal attack controllers, who provide coordinates for military aircraft assaults. Saber Strike 17 continues to increase participating nations’ capacity to conduct a full spectrum of military operations. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

A U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command B-1B Lancer flies overhead during exercise Saber Strike 17 at Adazi Military Range, June 9, 2017. The B-1 was controlled by U.S. Idaho and Michigan Air National Guard joint terminal attack controllers, who provide coordinates for military aircraft assaults. Saber Strike 17 continues to increase participating nations’ capacity to conduct a full spectrum of military operations. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

U.S Army National Guard Master Sgt. Samuel Vanzant, 3rd Battalion, 157th Field Artillery operations noncommissioned officer, calls in three good missile launches to U.S. and NATO joint terminal attack controllers during exercise Saber Strike 17 at Adazi Military Base, Latvia, June 9, 2017. The U.S. and NATO JTACs worked alongside each other throughout the exercise. Participation in multinational exercises such as Saber Strike enhances professional relationships and improves overall coordination with allies and with partner militaries during times of crisis. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

U.S Army National Guard Master Sgt. Samuel Vanzant, 3rd Battalion, 157th Field Artillery operations noncommissioned officer, calls in three good missile launches to U.S. and NATO joint terminal attack controllers during exercise Saber Strike 17 at Adazi Military Base, Latvia, June 9, 2017. The U.S. and NATO JTACs worked alongside each other throughout the exercise. Participation in multinational exercises such as Saber Strike enhances professional relationships and improves overall coordination with allies and with partner militaries during times of crisis. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

An explosion goes off on a range during exercise Saber Strike 17 at Adazi Military Base, Latvia, June 9, 2017. U.S. and NATO joint terminal attack controllers coordinated air assaults from U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons, a B-52 Stratofortress, and a B-1B Lancer during the exercise. Saber Strike 17 highlights the inherent flexibility of ground and air forces to rapidly respond to crises allowing for the right presence where it is needed, when it is needed.  (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

An explosion goes off on a range during exercise Saber Strike 17 at Adazi Military Base, Latvia, June 9, 2017. U.S. and NATO joint terminal attack controllers coordinated air assaults from U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons, a B-52 Stratofortress, and a B-1B Lancer during the exercise. Saber Strike 17 highlights the inherent flexibility of ground and air forces to rapidly respond to crises allowing for the right presence where it is needed, when it is needed. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

Latvian joint terminal attack controllers look out on a range before calling in military aircraft during exercise Saber Strike 17 at Adazi Military Base, Latvia, June 5, 2017. U.S. and NATO JTACs worked side-by-side throughout the exercise to learn from one another. Participation in multinational exercises such as Saber Strike enhances professional relationships and improves overall coordination with allies and with partner militaries during times of crisis. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

Latvian joint terminal attack controllers look out on a range before calling in military aircraft during exercise Saber Strike 17 at Adazi Military Base, Latvia, June 5, 2017. U.S. and NATO JTACs worked side-by-side throughout the exercise to learn from one another. Participation in multinational exercises such as Saber Strike enhances professional relationships and improves overall coordination with allies and with partner militaries during times of crisis. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

An Idaho Air National Guard joint terminal attack controller writes down notes while surveying a range during exercise Saber Strike 17 at Adazi Military Base, Latvia, June 5, 2017. During the exercise, U.S. and NATO JTACs controlled air strike operations with U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons, a B-52 Stratofortress, and a B-1B Lancer. Saber Strike 17 continues to increase participating nations’ capacity to conduct a full spectrum of military operations. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

An Idaho Air National Guard joint terminal attack controller writes down notes while surveying a range during exercise Saber Strike 17 at Adazi Military Base, Latvia, June 5, 2017. During the exercise, U.S. and NATO JTACs controlled air strike operations with U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons, a B-52 Stratofortress, and a B-1B Lancer. Saber Strike 17 continues to increase participating nations’ capacity to conduct a full spectrum of military operations. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

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