160613-N-AL293-082

160613-N-AL293-082 LIELVARDE AIR BASE, LATVIA (June 13, 2016) Naval Air Crewman Operator 2nd Class Brandon Fregeau and Air Crewman Operator 3rd class John Ferguson pre-flight their sensor stations before take-off. The Orion and 11 person crew are operating along-side Latvian forces in support of BALTOPS. BALTOPS is a joint, multinational, maritime-focused exercise designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, as well as demonstrate resolve among NATO and partner forces to defend the Baltic region.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devin Menhardt/ Released)