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493 FS “Grim Reapers” Iceland Air Policing 2021

U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles, assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, taxi prior to takeoff in support of NATO Air Policing at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, July 15, 2021. NATO Air Policing is a peacetime collective defensive mission that safeguards the integrity of NATO alliance members’ airspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Maxwell)
A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle, assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, taxi prior to takeoff in support of NATO Air Policing at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, July 15, 2021. This year marks 60 years of NATO Air Policing across Europe and remains a fundamental component of how NATO provides security to its members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Maxwell)
A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle, assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, takes off in support of NATO Air Policing at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, July 15, 2021. NATO Air Policing missions are a routine and fundamental component of how NATO provides security to its members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Maxwell)
A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle, assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, takes off in support of NATO Air Policing at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, July 15, 2021. Air defence flying training missions provide the necessary degree of training to NATO and Icelandic support personnel, to ensure that the Alliance can conduct a full-scale peacetime air-policing mission at the shortest possible notice if required by real world events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Maxwell)
A U.S. Air Force pilot assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, conducts pre-flight checks prior to a training sortie in support of NATO Air Policing operations at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, July 9, 2021. NATO Air Policing missions are a routine and fundamental component of how NATO provides security to its members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Maxwell)
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Andrew Shaffer with the 748th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, conducts pre-flight checks prior to a training sortie in support of NATO Air Policing operations at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, July 9, 2021. The ongoing NATO operation is a peacetime mission, specific and unique to Iceland. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Maxwell)
A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, waits to taxi in support of NATO Air Policing operations at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, July 9, 2021. NATO Air Policing is a peacetime collective defensive mission that safeguards the integrity of NATO alliance members’ airspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Maxwell)
A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, is marshalled out by its crew chief before a training sortie in support of NATO Air Policing operations at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, July 9, 2021. NATO Air Policing missions are a routine and fundamental component of how NATO provides security to its members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Maxwell)
U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, taxi prior to a training sortie in support of NATO Air Policing operations at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, July 9, 2021. NATO Air Policing is a peacetime collective defensive mission that safeguards the integrity of NATO alliance members’ airspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Maxwell)
U.S. Air Force Capt. Joshua Jones, assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, “hot cocks” an F-15C Eagle in anticipation of a test scramble during NATO Air Policing operations at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, July 12, 2021. The technique known as “hot cocking” is performed in order to cut response time by 75 percent, enabling aircrew to respond faster to potential threats within the airspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Maxwell)
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing prepare an F-15C Eagle for a test scramble during NATO Air Policing operations at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, July 12, 2021. NATO Air Policing is a peacetime collective defensive mission that safeguards the integrity of NATO alliance members’ airspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Maxwell)
U.S. Air Force Capt. Joshua Jones, assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, prepares to “hot cock” an F-15C Eagle in anticipation of a test scramble during NATO Air Policing operations at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, July 12, 2021. The technique known as “hot cocking” is conducted to prime an aircraft prior to launch, cutting normal response time by 75 percent. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Maxwell)
U.S. Air Force Capt. Joshua Jones, assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, “hot cocks” an F-15C Eagle in anticipation of a test scramble during NATO Air Policing operations at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, July 12, 2021. The technique known as “hot cocking” is conducted to prime an aircraft prior to launch, cutting normal response time by 75 percent. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Maxwell)
A U.S. Air Force pilot assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, runs to his aircraft during a test scramble in support of NATO Air Policing operations at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, July 12, 2021. Airmen must remain vigilant 24/7 during alert operations in order to respond swiftly to potential threats, protecting the integrity of NATO alliance members’ airspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Maxwell)
A U.S. Air Force pilot assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, quickly climbs into his aircraft during a test scramble in support of NATO Air Policing operations at Keflavik Air Base, July 12, 2021. Airmen must remain vigilant 24/7 during alert operations in order to respond swiftly to potential threats, protecting the integrity of NATO alliance members’ airspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Maxwell)

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