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Estonian soldiers from the anti-tank infantry battalion, wait to attack enemy units during a Saber Strike exercise in the Adazi Training Area, Latvia, on June 11, 2014.

Estonian soldiers from the anti-tank infantry battalion, wait to attack enemy units during a Saber Strike exercise in the Adazi Training Area, Latvia, on June 11, 2014. (Jonathan Stefanko/U.S. Air Force)

Military exercises have kept the Air Force busy in Europe since over the last couple of months.

Two joint military exercises have run virtually simultaneously in the Baltic region: BALTOPS and Saber Strike.

BALTOPS, which started in 2011, is an exercise centered on the Baltic Sea where the Navy and Air Force have partnered for training with local allies. Saber Strike, which started in 2009, is occurring throughout Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia and has brought in Air Force and Army assets to train in the region.

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