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An F-15E Strike Eagle of the 494th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, deployed to Aviano Air Base, Italy, streaks into the sky, in support of NATO operations.  The fighter squadron is assigned to the 31st Air Expeditionary Wing here, which also includes U.S. F-117s, F-16s, O/A-10s, EA-6Bs, EC-130E, EC-130Hs, and KC-135s; Portugese EF-18s; Canadian CF-18s; and Spanish KC-130s, supporting both Bosnia and Kosovo operations.  While nearly 120 NATO aircraft actively support Bosnia operations, a total of 400 allied aircraft in the region stand ready as part of NATO's commitment to resolve the crisis in Kosovo.

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