A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon with the 140th Wing, Colorado National Guard, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin National Guard, as it prepares to receive fuel as part of an air bridge in preparation for exercise Air Defender 2023 over the Atlantic Ocean, June 3, 2023. Air Defender 2023, running June 12-23, is the largest air forces redeployment exercise since NATO was founded, integrating both U.S. and allied airpower to defend shared values, while leveraging and strengthening vital partnerships to deter aggression around the world. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Kellen Kroening)

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