Greek, US training reaffirms rock-solid friendship

A Hellenic air force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft assigned to the 340th Fighter Squadron takes off during a flying training deployment on the flightline at Souda Bay, Greece, Feb. 3, 2015. The aircraft conducted the training as part of the bilateral deployment between the Greek and U.S. Air Forces to develop interoperability and cohesion between the two NATO partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

A Hellenic air force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft assigned to the 340th Fighter Squadron takes off during a flying training deployment on the flightline at Souda Bay, Greece, Feb. 3, 2015. The aircraft conducted the training as part of the bilateral deployment between the Greek and U.S. Air Forces to develop interoperability and cohesion between the two NATO partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

The squadron logo of the Hellenic air force's 340th Fighter Squadron displays on a wall outside the squadron headquarters at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 28, 2015. The squadron first chose the fox as its emblem in 1960. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

The squadron logo of the Hellenic air force's 340th Fighter Squadron displays on a wall outside the squadron headquarters at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 28, 2015. The squadron first chose the fox as its emblem in 1960. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Zachary Jung, an assistant crew chief assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, signals an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron for departure from the flightline during a flying training deployment at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 29. 2015. Jung, along with 300 personnel from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, participated in the flying training deployment between the Hellenic and U.S. Air Forces at Souda Bay, Jan. 16-Feb. 13, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Zachary Jung, an assistant crew chief assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, signals an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron for departure from the flightline during a flying training deployment at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 29. 2015. Jung, along with 300 personnel from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, participated in the flying training deployment between the Hellenic and U.S. Air Forces at Souda Bay, Jan. 16-Feb. 13, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

A row of U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron remain parked on the flightline during a flying training deployment at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 30, 2015. The aircraft conducted the training as part of the bilateral deployment between the Greek and U.S. Air Forces to develop interoperability and cohesion between the two NATO partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

A row of U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron remain parked on the flightline during a flying training deployment at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 30, 2015. The aircraft conducted the training as part of the bilateral deployment between the Greek and U.S. Air Forces to develop interoperability and cohesion between the two NATO partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron remains parked on the flightline during a flying training deployment at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 30, 2015. Eighteen F-16s from the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, participated in the deployment, which marked the third of its kind on the island since 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron remains parked on the flightline during a flying training deployment at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 30, 2015. Eighteen F-16s from the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, participated in the deployment, which marked the third of its kind on the island since 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Pridgen, a crew chief assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepares an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron for departure from the flightline during a flying training deployment at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 30. 2015. Pridgen, along with 300 personnel from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, participated in the flying training deployment between the Hellenic and U.S. Air Forces at Souda Bay, Jan. 16-Feb. 13, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Pridgen, a crew chief assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepares an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron for departure from the flightline during a flying training deployment at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 30. 2015. Pridgen, along with 300 personnel from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, participated in the flying training deployment between the Hellenic and U.S. Air Forces at Souda Bay, Jan. 16-Feb. 13, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron remains parked on the flightline during a flying training deployment at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 30, 2015. Eighteen F-16s from the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, participated in the deployment, which marked the third of its kind on the island since 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron remains parked on the flightline during a flying training deployment at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 30, 2015. Eighteen F-16s from the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, participated in the deployment, which marked the third of its kind on the island since 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron remains parked on the flightline during a flying training deployment at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 30, 2015. Eighteen F-16s from the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, participated in the deployment, which marked the third of its kind on the island since 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron remains parked on the flightline during a flying training deployment at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 30, 2015. Eighteen F-16s from the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, participated in the deployment, which marked the third of its kind on the island since 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft pilot assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron heads to his aircraft on the flightline during a flying training deployment at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 30, 2015. The aircraft conducted the training as part of the bilateral deployment between the Greek and U.S. Air Forces to develop interoperability and cohesion between the two NATO partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft pilot assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron heads to his aircraft on the flightline during a flying training deployment at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 30, 2015. The aircraft conducted the training as part of the bilateral deployment between the Greek and U.S. Air Forces to develop interoperability and cohesion between the two NATO partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Pridgen, a crew chief assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, salutes an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft pilot assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron on the flightline during a flying training deployment at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 30. 2015. Crew chiefs perform pre-flight and secondary inspections of the aircraft before pilots taxi the aircraft to the flightline for takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Pridgen, a crew chief assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, salutes an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft pilot assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron on the flightline during a flying training deployment at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 30. 2015. Crew chiefs perform pre-flight and secondary inspections of the aircraft before pilots taxi the aircraft to the flightline for takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft pilot assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron fastens his breathing mask onto his helmet while in the aircraft's cockpit on the flightline during a flying training deployment at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 30, 2015. The aircraft conducted the training as part of the bilateral deployment between the Greek and U.S. Air Forces to develop interoperability and cohesion between the two NATO partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft pilot assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron fastens his breathing mask onto his helmet while in the aircraft's cockpit on the flightline during a flying training deployment at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 30, 2015. The aircraft conducted the training as part of the bilateral deployment between the Greek and U.S. Air Forces to develop interoperability and cohesion between the two NATO partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Zachary Jung, an assistant crew chief assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, observes as an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft pilot assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron taxis on the flightline during a flying training deployment at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 30, 2015. Jung used a series of hand gestures and movements to convey to the pilot whether to stop or keep moving while the aircraft taxied on the flightline. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Zachary Jung, an assistant crew chief assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, observes as an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft pilot assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron taxis on the flightline during a flying training deployment at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 30, 2015. Jung used a series of hand gestures and movements to convey to the pilot whether to stop or keep moving while the aircraft taxied on the flightline. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kendrick Hargrove, a dedicated crew chief assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, salutes as an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft pilot assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron taxis on the flightline during a flying training deployment at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 30, 2015. The aircraft conducted the training as part of the bilateral deployment between the Greek and U.S. Air Forces to develop interoperability and cohesion between the two NATO partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kendrick Hargrove, a dedicated crew chief assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, salutes as an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft pilot assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron taxis on the flightline during a flying training deployment at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 30, 2015. The aircraft conducted the training as part of the bilateral deployment between the Greek and U.S. Air Forces to develop interoperability and cohesion between the two NATO partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron takes off during a flying training deployment on the flightline at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 30, 2015. The aircraft conducted the training as part of the bilateral deployment between the Greek and U.S. Air Forces to develop interoperability and cohesion between the two NATO partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron takes off during a flying training deployment on the flightline at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 30, 2015. The aircraft conducted the training as part of the bilateral deployment between the Greek and U.S. Air Forces to develop interoperability and cohesion between the two NATO partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Andrew Hogan, fuels manager assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, observes an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft being refueled on the flightline during a flying training deployment at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 30, 2015.  The hot pit refueling process involved pumping engine fuel into an aircraft as its engine still runs, enabling it to continue flying operations with minimum interruption. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Andrew Hogan, fuels manager assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, observes an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft being refueled on the flightline during a flying training deployment at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 30, 2015. The hot pit refueling process involved pumping engine fuel into an aircraft as its engine still runs, enabling it to continue flying operations with minimum interruption. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron takes off during a flying training deployment on the flightline at Souda Bay, Greece, Feb. 3, 2015. The aircraft conducted the training as part of the bilateral deployment between the Greek and U.S. Air Forces to develop interoperability and cohesion between the two NATO partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron takes off during a flying training deployment on the flightline at Souda Bay, Greece, Feb. 3, 2015. The aircraft conducted the training as part of the bilateral deployment between the Greek and U.S. Air Forces to develop interoperability and cohesion between the two NATO partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

A Hellenic air force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft assigned to the 340th Fighter Squadron takes off during a flying training deployment on the flightline at Souda Bay, Greece, Feb. 3, 2015. The aircraft conducted the training as part of the bilateral deployment between the Greek and U.S. Air Forces to develop interoperability and cohesion between the two NATO partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)
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A Hellenic air force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft assigned to the 340th Fighter Squadron takes off during a flying training deployment on the flightline at Souda Bay, Greece, Feb. 3, 2015. The aircraft conducted the training as part of the bilateral deployment between the Greek and U.S. Air Forces to develop interoperability and cohesion between the two NATO partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

Hellenic Air Force Capt. John Zias, an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft pilot from the 340th Fighter Squadron, listens during a briefing at his squadron at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 28. 2015. The training covered basic and air combat maneuvers aimed at honing the skills between the Greek and U.S. Air Forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)
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Hellenic Air Force Capt. John Zias, an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft pilot from the 340th Fighter Squadron, listens during a briefing at his squadron at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 28. 2015. The training covered basic and air combat maneuvers aimed at honing the skills between the Greek and U.S. Air Forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

A rainbow arches over the flightline as a flying training deployment between the U.S. and Hellenic air forces at Souda Bay, Greece, Feb. 3, 2015. The air forces conducted the training as part of the bilateral deployment to develop interoperability and cohesion between the two NATO partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)
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A rainbow arches over the flightline as a flying training deployment between the U.S. and Hellenic air forces at Souda Bay, Greece, Feb. 3, 2015. The air forces conducted the training as part of the bilateral deployment to develop interoperability and cohesion between the two NATO partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

A commemorative stone marking the bilateral friendship between the Hellenic air force's 343rd Fighter Squadron and the U.S. Air Force's 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron rests before an olive tree outside the 343rd FS's headquarters at Souda Bay, Greece, Feb. 3, 2015.  The squadron's Airmen planted the tree as a symbol of the partnership between the two countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)
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A commemorative stone marking the bilateral friendship between the Hellenic air force's 343rd Fighter Squadron and the U.S. Air Force's 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron rests before an olive tree outside the 343rd FS's headquarters at Souda Bay, Greece, Feb. 3, 2015. The squadron's Airmen planted the tree as a symbol of the partnership between the two countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron takes off during a flying training deployment on the flightline at Souda Bay, Greece, Feb. 3, 2015. The aircraft conducted the training as part of the bilateral deployment between the Greek and U.S. Air Forces to develop interoperability and cohesion between the two NATO partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron takes off during a flying training deployment on the flightline at Souda Bay, Greece, Feb. 3, 2015. The aircraft conducted the training as part of the bilateral deployment between the Greek and U.S. Air Forces to develop interoperability and cohesion between the two NATO partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)