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The Eagles have landed; 346th Air Expeditionary Group begins Exercise Eager Lion 12

Royal Jordanian air force Capt. Ata Sarayra (center), project officer, No. 1 Fighter Squadron, Mwaffaq al Salti Air Base, speaks with U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Alexander 'Snip' Haldopoulos (right), 131st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron Commander, and U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Kenneth 'Hatman' Fedora (left), 131st EFS director of Operations, May 8, 2012, here, about joint flying operations in support of Exercise Eager Lion 12. Eager Lion is a multinational exercise May 7-28, with more than 11,000 participants from 19 different countries designed to portray realistic, modern-day security challenges while enhancing partner interoperability and strengthening long-term relationships. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Nicholas Mercurio)



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This work, The Eagles have landed; 346th Air Expeditionary Group begins Exercise Eager Lion 12 [Image 2 of 2], by Nicholas Mercurio, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.08.2012

Date Posted:05.18.2012 03:39

Photo ID:582943

VIRIN:120508-F-TN456-096

Resolution:2100x1500

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Location:AZRAQ, JOGlobe

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