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Staff Sgt. Matthew Parker, in-flight refueling specialist, 155th Air Refueling Wing, Nebraska Air National Guard thanks a ground service technician assigned to Pardubice Air Base, Czech Republic, after completing a refueling flight during Exercise Ample Strike 2018 at Pardubice Air Base. Ample Strike is a Czech Republic-led exercise with aircraft and participants conducting day and night operations out of the Czech Republic to improve NATO allies and partner nation interoperability. The 155 ARW’s presence in Europe and the relationship built between Nebraska and the Czech Republic through the State Partnership Program provides the United States the strategic access critical to meet our commitment to respond to threats against them. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Tech. Sgt. Rana Franklin)
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