606th ACS convoys to support NATO partners

A U.S. Air Force convoy drives through heavily wooded areas on route to Powidz Air Base, Poland, June 2, 2014. The 606th Air Control Squadron is supporting the Polish national Exercise EAGLE TALON for the first time by providing ground-to-air communications for NATO air assets. Close to 90 U.S. Airmen run the twenty-four hour operations to support NATO training in Poland. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

A U.S. Air Force convoy drives through heavily wooded areas on route to Powidz Air Base, Poland, June 2, 2014. The 606th Air Control Squadron is supporting the Polish national Exercise EAGLE TALON for the first time by providing ground-to-air communications for NATO air assets. Close to 90 U.S. Airmen run the twenty-four hour operations to support NATO training in Poland. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

U.S. Air Force Gerremy Fearson, 606th Air Control Squadron power production apprentice, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, tightens cargo straps during a convoy to Poland, June 2, 2014. The convoy arrived at Powidz Air Base, Poland, to support the U.S Aviation Detachment during Exercise EAGLE TALON and Av-Det Rotation 14-3. The Av-Det was chartered to increase partnership capacity with Poland and other NATO allies through theater security cooperation events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

U.S. Air Force Gerremy Fearson, 606th Air Control Squadron power production apprentice, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, tightens cargo straps during a convoy to Poland, June 2, 2014. The convoy arrived at Powidz Air Base, Poland, to support the U.S Aviation Detachment during Exercise EAGLE TALON and Av-Det Rotation 14-3. The Av-Det was chartered to increase partnership capacity with Poland and other NATO allies through theater security cooperation events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

A U.S. Air Force convoy drives through a village on the route to Powidz Air Base, Poland, June 2, 2014. The 45 vehicles from the 606th Air Control Squadron of Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, carried nearly 90 U.S. Airmen to provide ground-to-air communication to NATO air assets training during Poland’s Exercise EAGLE TALON and U.S. Aviation Detachment Rotation 14-3. This was the second longest convoy in the history of 606th ACS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

A U.S. Air Force convoy drives through a village on the route to Powidz Air Base, Poland, June 2, 2014. The 45 vehicles from the 606th Air Control Squadron of Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, carried nearly 90 U.S. Airmen to provide ground-to-air communication to NATO air assets training during Poland’s Exercise EAGLE TALON and U.S. Aviation Detachment Rotation 14-3. This was the second longest convoy in the history of 606th ACS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

A U.S. Air Force convoy drives on the autobahn in Germany toward Poland to provide air control for NATO air assets participating in various military training events, June 2, 2014. The 606th Air Control Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, is supporting the Polish-led Exercise EAGLE TALON and U.S. Aviation Detachment Rotation 14-3. Poland and U.S. share a strong military partnership and train together to increase readiness in support for NATO operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

A U.S. Air Force convoy drives on the autobahn in Germany toward Poland to provide air control for NATO air assets participating in various military training events, June 2, 2014. The 606th Air Control Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, is supporting the Polish-led Exercise EAGLE TALON and U.S. Aviation Detachment Rotation 14-3. Poland and U.S. share a strong military partnership and train together to increase readiness in support for NATO operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Robert Gordon, 606th Air Control Squadron power production apprentice, drives a truck in a convoy to Powidz Air Base, Poland, June 2, 2014. The 606th ACS contains more than 21 different specialties that will help to provide communication support to NATO air assets from the United Kingdom, U.S., France and Poland.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Robert Gordon, 606th Air Control Squadron power production apprentice, drives a truck in a convoy to Powidz Air Base, Poland, June 2, 2014. The 606th ACS contains more than 21 different specialties that will help to provide communication support to NATO air assets from the United Kingdom, U.S., France and Poland. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Bobby Gordon, 606th Air Control Squadron power production apprentice and U.S. Air Force Capt. Romaine Russell, 606th Air Control Squadron bravo convoy commander, gives instructions to U.S. Airmen during a stop in the second longest convoy in the history of the 606th ACS, June 2, 2014. Each vehicle in the convoy had at least two people, a driver and passenger, to safely drive long distances from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to Powidz Air Base, Poland to provide air control support to NATO assets participating in Polish-led Exercise EAGLE TALON and U.S. Aviation Detachment Rotation 14-3. These training exercises aim to increase NATO partnership capacity for future real-world scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Bobby Gordon, 606th Air Control Squadron power production apprentice and U.S. Air Force Capt. Romaine Russell, 606th Air Control Squadron bravo convoy commander, gives instructions to U.S. Airmen during a stop in the second longest convoy in the history of the 606th ACS, June 2, 2014. Each vehicle in the convoy had at least two people, a driver and passenger, to safely drive long distances from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to Powidz Air Base, Poland to provide air control support to NATO assets participating in Polish-led Exercise EAGLE TALON and U.S. Aviation Detachment Rotation 14-3. These training exercises aim to increase NATO partnership capacity for future real-world scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

U.S. Air Force Robert Gordon, 606th Air Control Squadron power production apprentice, orders food during a stop at Schwarzenborn, Germany, June 3, 2014. The convoy vehicles experienced some mechanical issues that required support from Spangdahlem Air Base’s vehicle maintenance personnel. The Bundeswehr, or German armed forces, hosted U.S. Airmen from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, while waiting for a replacement part before continuing to Powidz Air  Base, Poland, to provide air control to NATO air assets during various combined exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

U.S. Air Force Robert Gordon, 606th Air Control Squadron power production apprentice, orders food during a stop at Schwarzenborn, Germany, June 3, 2014. The convoy vehicles experienced some mechanical issues that required support from Spangdahlem Air Base’s vehicle maintenance personnel. The Bundeswehr, or German armed forces, hosted U.S. Airmen from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, while waiting for a replacement part before continuing to Powidz Air Base, Poland, to provide air control to NATO air assets during various combined exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Romaine Russell, one of three 606th Air Control Squadron convoy commanders, radios other convoy drivers with instructions for a new route to Powidz Air Base, Poland, June 3, 2014, to avoid narrow roads with the convoy. The 606 ACS traveled to support Exercise EAGLE TALON and U.S. Aviation Detachment Rotation 14-3; both exercises that increase NATO interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Romaine Russell, one of three 606th Air Control Squadron convoy commanders, radios other convoy drivers with instructions for a new route to Powidz Air Base, Poland, June 3, 2014, to avoid narrow roads with the convoy. The 606 ACS traveled to support Exercise EAGLE TALON and U.S. Aviation Detachment Rotation 14-3; both exercises that increase NATO interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Robert Gordon, 606th Air Control Squadron power production apprentice, conducts a hot brake check on route to Powidz Air Base, Poland, June 3, 2014. There were three groups of vehicles that left Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, convoying nearly 90 U.S. Airmen to Poland. The vehicles transported equipment to set up air-to-ground communication in support of Exercise EAGLE TALON and U.S. Aviation Detachment Rotation 14-3, both exercises that increase NATO interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Robert Gordon, 606th Air Control Squadron power production apprentice, conducts a hot brake check on route to Powidz Air Base, Poland, June 3, 2014. There were three groups of vehicles that left Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, convoying nearly 90 U.S. Airmen to Poland. The vehicles transported equipment to set up air-to-ground communication in support of Exercise EAGLE TALON and U.S. Aviation Detachment Rotation 14-3, both exercises that increase NATO interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Andrew Bayani, 606th Air Control Squadron vehicle maintenance technician, disconnects a battery from a truck at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 2, 2014. Bayani performed maintenance on the trucks in preparation for a convoy to Powidz Air Base, Poland. The 606th ACS is providing valuable air control during Poland’s Exercise EAGLE TALON and the U.S. Aviation Detachment Rotation 14-3, both routine exercises that increase interoperability through training with NATO partners.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Andrew Bayani, 606th Air Control Squadron vehicle maintenance technician, disconnects a battery from a truck at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 2, 2014. Bayani performed maintenance on the trucks in preparation for a convoy to Powidz Air Base, Poland. The 606th ACS is providing valuable air control during Poland’s Exercise EAGLE TALON and the U.S. Aviation Detachment Rotation 14-3, both routine exercises that increase interoperability through training with NATO partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen sleep at a Bundeswehr Army Post, Schwarzenborn, Germany, while they wait for convoy vehicle repairs from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 3, 2014. Airmen from the 606th Air Control Squadron convoyed to Poland to support NATO air assets from the United Kingdom, France, U.S. and Poland with ground-to-air communications during two military exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Airmen sleep at a Bundeswehr Army Post, Schwarzenborn, Germany, while they wait for convoy vehicle repairs from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 3, 2014. Airmen from the 606th Air Control Squadron convoyed to Poland to support NATO air assets from the United Kingdom, France, U.S. and Poland with ground-to-air communications during two military exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)