Air Commandos assist with Estonian highway landing

Combat controllers prepare a highway for aircraft to land on June 20, 2016, in Tallinn, Estonia. U.S. forces are in Europe participating in Saber Strike 16; a long-standing, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative-training exercise, which has been conducted annually since 2010. This year’s exercise will focus on promoting interoperability with allies and regional partners. The United States has enduring interests in supporting peace and prosperity in Europe and bolstering the strength and vitality of NATO, which is critical to global security. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Keim)

Combat controllers secure visual references for A-10 pilots set to land their aircraft to land on an Estonian highway June 21, 2016. U.S. forces are in Europe participating in Saber Strike 16; a long-standing, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative-training exercise, which has been conducted annually since 2010. This year’s exercise will focus on promoting interoperability with allies and regional partners. The United States has enduring interests in supporting peace and prosperity in Europe and bolstering the strength and vitality of NATO, which is critical to global security. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Keim)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jared Pietras, 23rd Special Tactics Squadron weapons and tactics chief, calls an aircraft to land on a highway June 20, 2016, in Tallinn, Estonia. U.S. forces are in Europe participating in Saber Strike 16; a long-standing, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative-training exercise, which has been conducted annually since 2010.  This year’s exercise will focus on promoting interoperability with allies and regional partners.The United States has enduring interests in supporting peace and prosperity in Europe and bolstering the strength and vitality of NATO, which is critical to global security. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Keim)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jared Pietras, 23rd Special Tactics Squadron weapons and tactics chief, calls an aircraft to land on a highway June 20, 2016, in Tallinn, Estonia. U.S. forces are in Europe participating in Saber Strike 16; a long-standing, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative-training exercise, which has been conducted annually since 2010. This year’s exercise will focus on promoting interoperability with allies and regional partners.The United States has enduring interests in supporting peace and prosperity in Europe and bolstering the strength and vitality of NATO, which is critical to global security. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Keim)

An A-10C Thunderbolt II from the 107th Fighter Squadron, takes off from a highway June 21, 2016, in Tallinn, Estonia. U.S. forces are in Europe participating in Saber Strike 16; a long-standing, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative-training exercise, which has been conducted annually since 2010. This year’s exercise will focus on promoting interoperability with allies and regional partners. The United States has enduring interests in supporting peace and prosperity in Europe and bolstering the strength and vitality of NATO, which is critical to global security. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Keim)

An A-10C Thunderbolt II from the 107th Fighter Squadron, takes off from a highway June 21, 2016, in Tallinn, Estonia. U.S. forces are in Europe participating in Saber Strike 16; a long-standing, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative-training exercise, which has been conducted annually since 2010. This year’s exercise will focus on promoting interoperability with allies and regional partners. The United States has enduring interests in supporting peace and prosperity in Europe and bolstering the strength and vitality of NATO, which is critical to global security. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Keim)

Tallinn, Estonia -- Airmen of the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron participated in Sabre Strike 16 exercise in Estonia, by landing aircraft June 21, 2016, on a civilian highway.

Under the control of an Air Force Special Operations Command combat controller, an A-10C Thunderbolt II from the 107th Fighter Squadron used the highway as an improvised runwaynear Tallinn. Airmen of the 23rd STS also prepared the roadway with visual references the A-10 pilot used for the event.

U.S. forces are in Europe participating in Sabre Strike; a long-standing, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative-training exercise, which has been conducted annually since 2010. This year's exercise will focus on promoting interoperability with allies and regional partners

The United States has enduring interests in supporting peace and prosperity in Europe and bolstering the strength and vitality of NATO, which is critical to global security.