F-AIR 2017
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Andrew Thorne, a fighter pilot assigned to the 157th Fighter Squadron, stands next to a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing while at José María Córdova International Airport duringthe Colombian Air Force’s Feria Aeronautica Internaccional – Colombia in Rionegro, Colombia, July 14, 2017. The United States Air Force is participating in the four-day air show with two South Carolina Air National Guard F-16s as static displays, plus static displays of a KC-135, KC-10, along with an F-16 aerial demonstration by the Air Combat Command’s Viper East Demo Team. United States military participation in the air show provides an opportunity to strengthen our military-to-military relationships with regional partners and provides the opportunity to meet with our Colombian air force counterparts and facilitate interoperability, which can be exercised in future cooperation events such as exercises and training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Megan Floyd)