U.S., Estonian air forces gear up for Exercise Hedgehog

Estonian air force fire fighters are trained on A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft emergency egress procedures May 4, 2015, at Ämari Air Base, Estonia.  The U.S. partners with countries like Estonia to ensure security and regional stability in Europe.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

Estonian air force fire fighters are trained on A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft emergency egress procedures May 4, 2015, at Ämari Air Base, Estonia. The U.S. partners with countries like Estonia to ensure security and regional stability in Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft is parked on the flightline May 4, 2015, at Ämari Air Base, Estonia. The A-10 supports Air Force missions around the world as part of the U.S. Air Force's current inventory of strike platforms, including the F-15E Strike Eagle and the F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft is parked on the flightline May 4, 2015, at Ämari Air Base, Estonia. The A-10 supports Air Force missions around the world as part of the U.S. Air Force's current inventory of strike platforms, including the F-15E Strike Eagle and the F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

An Estonian air force patch is displayed on the shoulder of a firefighter May 4, 2015, at Ämari Air Base, Estonia. The U.S. and Estonian air forces will conduct training aimed to strengthen interoperability and demonstrate the countries' shared commitment to the security and stability of Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

An Estonian air force patch is displayed on the shoulder of a firefighter May 4, 2015, at Ämari Air Base, Estonia. The U.S. and Estonian air forces will conduct training aimed to strengthen interoperability and demonstrate the countries' shared commitment to the security and stability of Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

A firefighter from the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron deployed with the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron briefs Estonian air force firefighters during a theater security package deployment May 4, 2015, at Ämari Air Base, Estonia. These TSP deployments would not be as possible without the strategic access provided by the infrastructure, support and Host Nation relationships at current European U.S. installations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

A firefighter from the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron deployed with the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron briefs Estonian air force firefighters during a theater security package deployment May 4, 2015, at Ämari Air Base, Estonia. These TSP deployments would not be as possible without the strategic access provided by the infrastructure, support and Host Nation relationships at current European U.S. installations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

A 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron pilot climbs into a A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft during a theater security package deployment at Ämari Air Base, Estonia. The U.S. Air Force's forward presence in Europe allows for the opportunity to work with NATO allies and partners to develop and improve ready air forces capable of maintaining regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

A 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron pilot climbs into a A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft during a theater security package deployment at Ämari Air Base, Estonia. The U.S. Air Force's forward presence in Europe allows for the opportunity to work with NATO allies and partners to develop and improve ready air forces capable of maintaining regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

Three A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft prepare to land at Ämari Air Base, Estonia, May 4, 2015. The U.S. values the shared commitment and close cooperation with NATO allies and partners on countering a range of regional and global threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

Three A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft prepare to land at Ämari Air Base, Estonia, May 4, 2015. The U.S. values the shared commitment and close cooperation with NATO allies and partners on countering a range of regional and global threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

A 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft pilot waits to taxi his aircraft during a theater security package deployment at Ämari Air Base, Estonia, May 4, 2015. Nearly 70 Airmen and support equipment from the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, are in Estonia to provide support for the deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

A 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft pilot waits to taxi his aircraft during a theater security package deployment at Ämari Air Base, Estonia, May 4, 2015. Nearly 70 Airmen and support equipment from the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, are in Estonia to provide support for the deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft takes off from Ämari Air Base, Estonia, May 4, 2015. The U.S. is committed to acting collectively with NATO Allies and the international community to address an security challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft takes off from Ämari Air Base, Estonia, May 4, 2015. The U.S. is committed to acting collectively with NATO Allies and the international community to address an security challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)