Luftwaffe, USAF crew chief exchange at Blue Flag 17

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Noah Luis Rivera, left, 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, shows a German air force crew chief, right, how he prepares a F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 510th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, for a day of flying during Blue Flag 17 at Uvda Air Force Base, Israel, Nov. 7. This biennial exercise, hosted by Israel, is designed to further improve interoperability and strengthen relationships. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Abby L. Finkel)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Noah Luis Rivera, left, 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, shows a German air force crew chief, right, how he prepares a F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 510th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, for a day of flying during Blue Flag 17 at Uvda Air Force Base, Israel, Nov. 7. This biennial exercise, hosted by Israel, is designed to further improve interoperability and strengthen relationships. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Abby L. Finkel)


A German air force crew chief, right, shadows U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Noah Luis Rivera, left, 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, as he marshals a F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 510th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, during Blue Flag 17 at Uvda Air Force Base, Israel, Nov. 7. Participation in exercises like Blue Flag further strengthen the relationship between the U.S. Air Force and partner nations and promote regional peace and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Abby L. Finkel)

A German air force crew chief, right, shadows U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Noah Luis Rivera, left, 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, as he marshals a F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 510th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, during Blue Flag 17 at Uvda Air Force Base, Israel, Nov. 7. Participation in exercises like Blue Flag further strengthen the relationship between the U.S. Air Force and partner nations and promote regional peace and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Abby L. Finkel)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Cody Linholm, left, 510th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, watches two German air force crew chiefs prepare a German Eurofighter Typhoon for a morning sortie at Uvda Air Force Base, Israel, Nov. 8, during Blue Flag 17. The goal of Blue Flag is to exercise military partnerships and strategic cooperation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Abby L. Finkel)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Cody Linholm, left, 510th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, watches two German air force crew chiefs prepare a German Eurofighter Typhoon for a morning sortie at Uvda Air Force Base, Israel, Nov. 8, during Blue Flag 17. The goal of Blue Flag is to exercise military partnerships and strategic cooperation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Abby L. Finkel)

A German Eurofighter Typhoon taxis out of a hardened shelter to begin the first sortie of the day at Uvda Air Force Base, Israel, Nov. 8, during Blue Flag 17. Exercises like Blue Flag further strengthen the relationships between participating nations and promote regional peace and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Abby L. Finkel)

A German Eurofighter Typhoon taxis out of a hardened shelter to begin the first sortie of the day at Uvda Air Force Base, Israel, Nov. 8, during Blue Flag 17. Exercises like Blue Flag further strengthen the relationships between participating nations and promote regional peace and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Abby L. Finkel)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Noah Luis Rivera, right, 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, shadows a German air force crew chief at Uvda Air Force Base, Israel, Nov. 8, during Blue Flag 17. Throughout the exercise, participating nations work together in developing the interoperability necessary for maintaining and improving Israel's defensive capacity against external threats. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Abby L. Finkel)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Noah Luis Rivera, right, 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, shadows a German air force crew chief at Uvda Air Force Base, Israel, Nov. 8, during Blue Flag 17. Throughout the exercise, participating nations work together in developing the interoperability necessary for maintaining and improving Israel’s defensive capacity against external threats. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Abby L. Finkel)

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