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PHOTOS: Hill Airmen train at Aviano

Airman 1st Class Zachary Stiles, 421st Aircraft Maintenance Unit BOLT mission systems technician, taxis an F-35A Lightning II fighter jet May 31, 2019, at Aviano Air Base. Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, are in Europe as part of a Theater Security Package. Currently they are participating in Astral Knight 2019, a joint and multinational exercise that involves airmen, soldiers and sailors from the United States and airmen from Croatia, Italy, and Slovenia. The exercise is an integrated air and missile defense exercise focused on conducting integrated defense of key terrain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jim Araos) (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jim Araos)

Airman 1st Class Zachary Stiles, 421st Aircraft Maintenance Unit BOLT mission systems technician, taxis an F-35A Lightning II fighter jet May 31, 2019, at Aviano Air Base. Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, are in Europe as part of a Theater Security Package. Currently they are participating in Astral Knight 2019, a joint and multinational exercise that involves airmen, soldiers and sailors from the United States and airmen from Croatia, Italy, and Slovenia. The exercise is an integrated air and missile defense exercise focused on conducting integrated defense of key terrain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jim Araos) (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jim Araos)

An F-35A Lightning II fighter jet from the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, takes off May 31, 2019, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. The F-35A is the U.S. Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighter that complements the air superiority of other fourth and fifth-generation aircrafts. Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings are in Europe as part of a Theater Security Package. Currently they are participating in Astral Knight 2019, a joint and multinational exercise that will involve airmen, soldiers and sailors from the United States and airmen from Croatia, Italy, and Slovenia. The exercise is an integrated air and missile defense exercise focused on conducting integrated 
 defense of key terrain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jim Araos)

An F-35A Lightning II fighter jet from the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, takes off May 31, 2019, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. The F-35A is the U.S. Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighter that complements the air superiority of other fourth and fifth-generation aircrafts. Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings are in Europe as part of a Theater Security Package. Currently they are participating in Astral Knight 2019, a joint and multinational exercise that involves airmen, soldiers and sailors from the United States, and airmen from Croatia, Italy, and Slovenia. The exercise is an integrated air and missile defense exercise focused on defending key terrain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jim Araos)

An F-35A Lightning II pilot hypes up his crew May 31, 2019, at Aviano Air Base, Italy as part of a Theater Security Package deployment. The F-35s are deployed to Aviano AB to participate in exercises like Astral Knight 2019 and conduct training with other Europe-based aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jim Araos)

An F-35A Lightning II pilot hypes up his crew May 31, 2019, at Aviano Air Base, Italy as part of a Theater Security Package deployment. The F-35s are deployed to Aviano AB to participate in exercises like Astral Knight 2019 and conduct training with other Europe-based aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jim Araos)

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- Photos from the run up to Astral Knight 2019, a joint and multinational exercise that involves airmen, soldiers and sailors from the United States, and airmen from Croatia, Italy, and Slovenia. The exercise is an integrated air and missile defense exercise focused on defending key terrain.