An Italian vessel recovered the body of Capt. Lucas Gruenther, an F-16 pilot from Aviano AB, Italy, in the Adriatic Sea on Jan. 31, 2013, announced base officials. Gruenther, chief of flight safety for Aviano's 31st Fighter Wing, had been missing since Jan. 28, 2013, when contact was lost with his F-16 during a nighttime training mission over the water. Here, Gruenther is shown during a mountain climbing excursion in Italy.
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An F-35A Lightning II assigned to Hill AFB, Utah,
conducts a training flight with F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to Kunsan
AB, Republic of Korea, over the city of Gunsan, on Dec. 1, 2017,
in preparation for Vigilant Ace 18.
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