168th Wing Arrives in Norway

Two KC-135R Stratotankers carrying Airmen and cargo from the 168th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, arrive to a snowy Ørland Air Station, Norway, March 5, 2020. The 168th Wing is providing air refueling capabilities during Exercise Cold Response, a Norwegian national readiness and defense exercise that takes place across Norway with participation from each of its military services as well as from nine additional NATO allied nations and regional partners. (Photos courtesy of Jan Terje Hellemsbakke/Royal Norwegian Air Force)
Two KC-135R Stratotankers carrying Airmen and cargo from the 168th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, arrive to a snowy Ørland Air Station, Norway, March 5, 2020. The 168th Wing is providing air refueling capabilities during Exercise Cold Response, a Norwegian national readiness and defense exercise that takes place across Norway with participation from each of its military services as well as from nine additional NATO allied nations and regional partners. (Photos courtesy of Jan Terje Hellemsbakke/Royal Norwegian Air Force)

Two KC-135R Stratotankers carrying Airmen and cargo from the 168th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, arrive to a snowy Ørland Air Station, Norway, March 5, 2020. The 168th Wing is providing air refueling capabilities during Exercise Cold Response, a Norwegian national readiness and defense exercise that takes place across Norway with participation from each of its military services as well as from nine additional NATO allied nations and regional partners. (Photos courtesy of Jan Terje Hellemsbakke/Royal Norwegian Air Force)

Recently arrived Airmen from the 168th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, carry luggage off of a KC-135R Stratotanker at Ørland Air Station, Norway, March 5, 2020. The 168th Wing is providing air refueling capabilities during Exercise Cold Response, a Norwegian national readiness and defense exercise that takes place across Norway with participation from each of its military services as well as from nine additional NATO allied nations and regional partners. Air Guardsmen and Reservists provide critical support throughout the USAFE-AFAFRICA area of operations by deploying to and interacting with a variety of nations. (Photos courtesy of Jan Terje Hellemsbakke/Royal Norwegian Air Force)
Recently arrived Airmen from the 168th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, carry luggage off of a KC-135R Stratotanker at Ørland Air Station, Norway, March 5, 2020. The 168th Wing is providing air refueling capabilities during Exercise Cold Response, a Norwegian national readiness and defense exercise that takes place across Norway with participation from each of its military services as well as from nine additional NATO allied nations and regional partners. Air Guardsmen and Reservists provide critical support throughout the USAFE-AFAFRICA area of operations by deploying to and interacting with a variety of nations. (Photos courtesy of Jan Terje Hellemsbakke/Royal Norwegian Air Force)

Recently arrived Airmen from the 168th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, carry luggage off of a KC-135R Stratotanker at Ørland Air Station, Norway, March 5, 2020. The 168th Wing is providing air refueling capabilities during Exercise Cold Response, a Norwegian national readiness and defense exercise that takes place across Norway with participation from each of its military services as well as from nine additional NATO allied nations and regional partners. Air Guardsmen and Reservists provide critical support throughout the USAFE-AFAFRICA area of operations by deploying to and interacting with a variety of nations. (Photos courtesy of Jan Terje Hellemsbakke/Royal Norwegian Air Force)

Two KC-135R Stratotankers carrying Airmen and cargo from the 168th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, arrive to a snowy Ørland Air Station, Norway, March 5, 2020. The 168th Wing is providing air refueling capabilities during Exercise Cold Response, a Norwegian national readiness and defense exercise that takes place across Norway with participation from each of its military services as well as from nine additional NATO allied nations and regional partners. (Photos courtesy of Jan Terje Hellemsbakke/Royal Norwegian Air Force)

The second of two KC-135R Stratotankers arrives at Ørland Air Station, Norway from the 168th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, March 5, 2020. The 168th Wing is providing air refueling capabilities during Exercise Cold Response, a Norwegian national readiness and defense exercise that takes place across Norway with participation from each of its military services as well as from nine additional NATO allied nations and regional partners. We are able to maintain a global presence through the combined efforts of our active duty, National Guard, and Reserve partners. (Photos courtesy of Jan Terje Hellemsbakke/Royal Norwegian Air Force)

Two Airmen cross paths while unloading a KC-135R Stratotanker that had just arrived from the 168th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, to Ørland Air Station, Norway, March 5, 2020. The 168th Wing is providing air refueling capabilities during Exercise Cold Response, a Norwegian national readiness and defense exercise that takes place across Norway with participation from each of its military services as well as from nine additional NATO allied nations and regional partners. Air Guardsmen and Reservists provide critical support throughout the USAFE-AFAFRICA area of operations by deploying to and interacting with a variety of nations. (Photos courtesy of Jan Terje Hellemsbakke/Royal Norwegian Air Force)

Two KC-135R Stratotankers carrying Airmen and cargo from the 168th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, arrive to a snowy Ørland Air Station, Norway, March 5, 2020. The 168th Wing is providing air refueling capabilities during Exercise Cold Response, a Norwegian national readiness and defense exercise that takes place across Norway with participation from each of its military services as well as from nine additional NATO allied nations and regional partners. We are able to maintain a global presence through the combined efforts of our active duty, National Guard, and Reserve partners. (Photos courtesy of Jan Terje Hellemsbakke/Royal Norwegian Air Force)

Two KC-135R Stratotankers carrying Airmen and cargo from the 168th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, arrive to a snowy Ørland Air Station, Norway, March 5, 2020. The 168th Wing is providing air refueling capabilities during Exercise Cold Response, a Norwegian national readiness and defense exercise that takes place across Norway with participation from each of its military services as well as from nine additional NATO allied nations and regional partners. We are able to maintain a global presence through the combined efforts of our active duty, National Guard, and Reserve partners. (Photos courtesy of Jan Terje Hellemsbakke/Royal Norwegian Air Force)

Two KC-135R Stratotankers carrying Airmen and cargo from the 168th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, arrive to a snowy Ørland Air Station, Norway, March 5, 2020. The 168th Wing is providing air refueling capabilities during Exercise Cold Response, a Norwegian national readiness and defense exercise that takes place across Norway with participation from each of its military services as well as from nine additional NATO allied nations and regional partners. We are able to maintain a global presence through the combined efforts of our active duty, National Guard, and Reserve partners. (Photos courtesy of Jan Terje Hellemsbakke/Royal Norwegian Air Force)

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