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160615-N-AL293-033 SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany (June 15, 2016) Aircrew Survival Eqipmentman 3rd class Evan Dowden signals to the pilots of Patrol Squadron FOUR’s (VP) P-3C Orion as they taxi onto the parking apron after a flight. BALTOPS is an annually recurring multinational exercise designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, and demonstrate the capability and resolve of allied and partner forces to defend the Baltic region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devin Menhardt/ Released)