52d FW conducts ACE exercise

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 52nd Fighter Wing recover an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Dec. 17, 2019. A small team of Airmen recovered and launched multiple F-16s during an Agile Combat Employment exercise on the flightline. The wing is scheduled to routinely conduct ACE operations in order to practice generating airpower in a contested environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 52nd Fighter Wing recover an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Dec. 17, 2019. A small team of Airmen recovered and launched multiple F-16s during an Agile Combat Employment exercise on the flightline. The wing is scheduled to routinely conduct ACE operations in order to practice generating airpower in a contested environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 52nd Fighter Wing hold orders while waiting to leave for a simulated deployment at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Dec. 17, 2019. They participated in an Agile Combat Employment exercise, a developing concept of operations intended to ensure U.S. Air Forces in Europe are ready for potential contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 52nd Fighter Wing hold orders while waiting to leave for a simulated deployment at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Dec. 17, 2019. They participated in an Agile Combat Employment exercise, a developing concept of operations intended to ensure U.S. Air Forces in Europe are ready for potential contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 52nd Fighter Wing board a bus during a simulated deployment at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Dec. 17, 2019. The small team of Airmen conducted an Agile Combat Employment exercise on the Spangdahlem flightline in an effort to deter potential threats. Deployments and exercises demonstrate the U.S. military’s contribution to regional security and reassure allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Justin Cwalinski, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion craftsman, prepares to recover an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Dec. 17, 2019. A small team of Airmen recovered and launched multiple F-16s during a Agile Combat Employment exercise. ACE allows U.S. Air Forces in Europe to operate from various locations, with varying levels of capacity and support, to ensure Airmen are postured to deliver lethal combat power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 52nd Fighter Wing unload jammers on the flightline at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Dec. 17, 2019. A small team of Airman conducted an Agile Combat Employment exercise to ensure readiness for any potential short-notice threat. Jammers are used to load munitions onto aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 52nd Fighter Wing check munitions for rust or other discrepancies on the flightline at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Dec. 17, 2019. The Airmen conducted an Agile Combat Employment exercise, which is a timely, proactive operation to increase survivability while generating airpower. The event challenged personnel to support operations in a simulated adverse environment with minimal people, resources, and time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 52nd Fighter Wing recover an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Dec. 17, 2019. A small team of Airmen recovered and launched multiple F-16s during an Agile Combat Employment exercise on the flightline. The wing is scheduled to routinely conduct ACE operations in order to practice generating airpower in a contested environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Angley, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load team chief, loads munitions onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Dec. 17, 2019. Angley participated in an Agile Combat Employment exercise to ensure U.S. Air Forces in Europe are ready for potential threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 52nd Fighter Wing prepare F-16 Fighting Falcons for launch at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Dec. 17, 2019. The operation was part of an Agile Combat Employment exercise, which is a concept to train U.S. Air Forces in Europe to be able to fluidly move forces across the theater to deter and fight against any adversary in any environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

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