European Air Commandos exercise with allies

A U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II assigned to the 67th Special Operations Squadron participates in aerial intercept training with a Swiss Air Force F-18 Hornet during an exercise April 13, 2016. Performing joint training exercises strengthen ties with allies to ensure mission accomplishment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victoria H. Taylor/Released)

A U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II assigned to the 67th Special Operations Squadron participates in aerial intercept training with a Swiss Air Force F-18 Hornet during an exercise April 13, 2016. Performing joint training exercises strengthen ties with allies to ensure mission accomplishment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victoria H. Taylor/Released)

U.S. Air Force pilots aboard an MC-130J Commando II assigned to the 67th Special Operations Squadron conducted low-level operations during an exercise April 13, 2016, over Albania. The aircraft was one of two MC-130Js that conducted unilateral formation low-level operations as a part of a multi-operation training deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victoria H. Taylor/Released)

U.S. Air Force pilots aboard an MC-130J Commando II assigned to the 67th Special Operations Squadron conducted low-level operations during an exercise April 13, 2016, over Albania. The aircraft was one of two MC-130Js that conducted unilateral formation low-level operations as a part of a multi-operation training deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victoria H. Taylor/Released)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Lino Gato and Senior Airman Nicholas Sternberg, both 67th Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II loadmasters, inspect a Rigid Inflatable Boat before it is loaded onto an aircraft for a Maritime Craft Aerial Delivery System drop during an exercise April 14, 2016, at Stuttgart Air Base, Germany. Airborne Systems MCADS is the only airdrop system currently in service that is capable of delivering large Rigid Inflatable Boats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victoria H. Taylor/Released)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Lino Gato and Senior Airman Nicholas Sternberg, both 67th Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II loadmasters, inspect a Rigid Inflatable Boat before it is loaded onto an aircraft for a Maritime Craft Aerial Delivery System drop during an exercise April 14, 2016, at Stuttgart Air Base, Germany. Airborne Systems MCADS is the only airdrop system currently in service that is capable of delivering large Rigid Inflatable Boats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victoria H. Taylor/Released)

A Rigid Inflatable Boat is loaded into an MC-130J Commando II assigned to the 67th Special Operations Squadron during an exercise April 14, 2016, at Stuttgart Air Base, Germany. The preparations were made in order to conduct an airdrop mission with a U.S. Navy Maritime Craft Aerial Delivery System. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victoria H. Taylor/Released)

A Rigid Inflatable Boat is loaded into an MC-130J Commando II assigned to the 67th Special Operations Squadron during an exercise April 14, 2016, at Stuttgart Air Base, Germany. The preparations were made in order to conduct an airdrop mission with a U.S. Navy Maritime Craft Aerial Delivery System. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victoria H. Taylor/Released)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Lino Gato, a 67th Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II loadmaster, kneels ready to receive a large Rigid Inflatable Boat approaching the aircraft during an exercise April 14, 2016, at Stuttgart Air Base, Germany. A total of 79,000 pounds of cargo were carried between the two aircraft deployed from the 67th SOS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victoria H. Taylor/Released)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Lino Gato, a 67th Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II loadmaster, kneels ready to receive a large Rigid Inflatable Boat approaching the aircraft during an exercise April 14, 2016, at Stuttgart Air Base, Germany. A total of 79,000 pounds of cargo were carried between the two aircraft deployed from the 67th SOS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victoria H. Taylor/Released)

The parachutes of a U.S. Navy Special Warfare unit sit beside a U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II before being loaded during an exercise April 16, 2016, at Stuttgart Air Base, Germany. Airmen from RAF Mildenhall, England, worked with the Naval unit to deploy the boat off the coast of Bulgaria while merging the capabilities of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victoria H. Taylor/Released)

The parachutes of a U.S. Navy Special Warfare unit sit beside a U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II before being loaded during an exercise April 16, 2016, at Stuttgart Air Base, Germany. Airmen from RAF Mildenhall, England, worked with the Naval unit to deploy the boat off the coast of Bulgaria while merging the capabilities of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victoria H. Taylor/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman David Busch, 352nd Special Operations Air Maintenance Squadron MC-130J Commando II crew chief, performs maintenance checks during a pre-flight April 16, 2016, at Stuttgart Air Base, Germany. The preparations were made in order to conduct an airdrop mission with a U.S. Navy Maritime Craft Aerial Delivery System. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victoria H. Taylor/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman David Busch, 352nd Special Operations Air Maintenance Squadron MC-130J Commando II crew chief, performs maintenance checks during a pre-flight April 16, 2016, at Stuttgart Air Base, Germany. The preparations were made in order to conduct an airdrop mission with a U.S. Navy Maritime Craft Aerial Delivery System. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victoria H. Taylor/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Nichole Steinborn, a 67th Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II loadmaster, preps the aircraft to be loaded with a Rigid Inflatable Boat April 14, 2016, at Stuttgart Air Base, Germany. Between the two deployed aircraft, 50,000 pounds of equipment and personnel were airdropped over the span of five passes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victoria H. Taylor/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Nichole Steinborn, a 67th Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II loadmaster, preps the aircraft to be loaded with a Rigid Inflatable Boat April 14, 2016, at Stuttgart Air Base, Germany. Between the two deployed aircraft, 50,000 pounds of equipment and personnel were airdropped over the span of five passes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victoria H. Taylor/Released)

A U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II performs a Maritime Craft Aerial Delivery System drop during an exercise April 16, 2016, over the Black Sea. Airborne Systems MCADS is the only airdrop system currently in service that is capable of delivering large Rigid Inflatable Boats.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victoria H. Taylor/Released)

A U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II performs a Maritime Craft Aerial Delivery System drop during an exercise April 16, 2016, over the Black Sea. Airborne Systems MCADS is the only airdrop system currently in service that is capable of delivering large Rigid Inflatable Boats.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victoria H. Taylor/Released)

Members of the U.S. Navy Special Warfare Combatant-Craft unit perform high-altitude, low-opening parachute jumps from the back of a U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II during an exercise April 16, 2016, over the Black Sea. Airmen from RAF Mildenhall, England, worked with the Naval unit to deploy a large Rigid Inflatable boat off the coast of Bulgaria while merging the capabilities of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victoria H. Taylor/Released)
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Members of the U.S. Navy Special Warfare Combatant-Craft unit perform high-altitude, low-opening parachute jumps from the back of a U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II during an exercise April 16, 2016, over the Black Sea. Airmen from RAF Mildenhall, England, worked with the Naval unit to deploy a large Rigid Inflatable boat off the coast of Bulgaria while merging the capabilities of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victoria H. Taylor/Released)

Members of the U.S. Navy Special Warfare Combatant-Craft unit perform high-altitude, low-opening parachute jumps into the Black Sea during an exercise April 16, 2016, off the coast of Bulgaria. Airmen from RAF Mildenhall, England, worked with the Naval unit to deploy a large Rigid Inflatable boat off the coast of Bulgaria while merging the capabilities of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victoria H. Taylor/Released)
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Members of the U.S. Navy Special Warfare Combatant-Craft unit perform high-altitude, low-opening parachute jumps into the Black Sea during an exercise April 16, 2016, off the coast of Bulgaria. Airmen from RAF Mildenhall, England, worked with the Naval unit to deploy a large Rigid Inflatable boat off the coast of Bulgaria while merging the capabilities of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victoria H. Taylor/Released)

A U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II flies over the Black Sea off the coast of Bulgaria during an exercise April 16, 2016. During the exercise the 67th Special Operations Squadron flew a total of eight sorties, carried 79,000 pounds of cargo and airdropped 50,000 pounds of equipment and personnel before returning to home station. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victoria H. Taylor/Released)
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A U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II flies over the Black Sea off the coast of Bulgaria during an exercise April 16, 2016. During the exercise the 67th Special Operations Squadron flew a total of eight sorties, carried 79,000 pounds of cargo and airdropped 50,000 pounds of equipment and personnel before returning to home station. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victoria H. Taylor/Released)

Airmen assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Wing at RAF Mildenhall, England, worked with both the U.S. and Bulgarian Navy while temporarily deployed April 13 to April 18, 2016, to Stuttgart Air Base, Germany and Varna, Bulgaria.

During the exercise, two MC-130J Commando IIs performed unilateral formation low-level operations over Albania, participated in aerial intercept training with the Swiss air force and accomplished two Maritime Craft Aerial Delivery System drops over the Black Sea off the coast of Bulgaria.