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Exercise Point Blank fires on all cylinders

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II, assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, peels away from a  U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to RAF Mildenhall, England, during Exercise Point Blank over the North Sea, June 27, 2019. Point Blank is an exercise focused on fourth and fifth-generation aircraft integration. It is important to integrate fourth and fifth-generation aircraft capabilities within the European theater since our allies and partner nations within Europe are operating the F-35. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II, assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, peels away from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to RAF Mildenhall, England, during Exercise Point Blank over the North Sea, June 27, 2019. Point Blank is an exercise focused on fourth and fifth-generation aircraft integration. It is important to integrate fourth and fifth-generation aircraft capabilities within the European theater since our allies and partner nations within Europe are operating the F-35. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II, assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, descends below a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to RAF Mildenhall, England, during Exercise Point Blank over the North Sea, June 27, 2019. Training with joint partners, allied nations, and other U.S. Air Force units contributes to our ready and postured forces and enables us to build enduring and strategic relationships necessary to confront a broad range of global challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II, assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, descends below a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to RAF Mildenhall, England, during Exercise Point Blank over the North Sea, June 27, 2019. Training with joint partners, allied nations, and other U.S. Air Force units contributes to our ready and postured forces and enables us to build enduring and strategic relationships necessary to confront a broad range of global challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Kelly Hightaian, 351st Air Refueling Squardron co-pilot, dons her gas mask before supporting Exercise Point Blank at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 27, 2019. Military training and exercises with allies and partners is vital to our operational readiness and capability to respond anytime, anywhere. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Kelly Hightaian, 351st Air Refueling Squardron co-pilot, dons her gas mask before supporting Exercise Point Blank at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 27, 2019. Military training and exercises with allies and partners is vital to our operational readiness and capability to respond anytime, anywhere. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II, assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, prepares to receive fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to RAF Mildenhall, England, during Exercise Point Blank over the North Sea, June 27, 2019. Approximately 52 aircraft from three nations, U.S., France and the UK, participated in Exercise Point Blank. This exercise was a perfect opportunity for aircraft to train alongside other types of allied aircraft in a realistic training environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II, assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, prepares to receive fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to RAF Mildenhall, England, during Exercise Point Blank over the North Sea, June 27, 2019. Approximately 52 aircraft from three nations, U.S., France and the UK, participated in Exercise Point Blank. This exercise was a perfect opportunity for aircraft to train alongside other types of allied aircraft in a realistic training environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)

U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs, assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, fly alongside a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to RAF Mildenhall, England, during Exercise Point Blank over the North Sea, June 27, 2019. Exercise Point Blank included fourth and fifth-generation integration of air interdiction, offensive counter air, personnel recovery, dissimilar air combat maneuvering, along with planning and assessment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)

U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs, assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, fly alongside a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to RAF Mildenhall, England, during Exercise Point Blank over the North Sea, June 27, 2019. Exercise Point Blank included fourth and fifth-generation integration of air interdiction, offensive counter air, personnel recovery, dissimilar air combat maneuvering, along with planning and assessment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jose Retana, 351st Air Refueling Squardron boom operator, stands ready to assist the pilots before supporting Exercise Point Blank at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 27, 2019. Training with joint partners, allied nations, and other U.S. Air Force units contributes to our ready and postured forces and enables us to build enduring and strategic relationships necessary to confront a broad range of global challenges.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jose Retana, 351st Air Refueling Squardron boom operator, stands ready to assist the pilots before supporting Exercise Point Blank at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 27, 2019. Training with joint partners, allied nations, and other U.S. Air Force units contributes to our ready and postured forces and enables us to build enduring and strategic relationships necessary to confront a broad range of global challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)

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