Gearing up for Arctic Gold 18-1

Gearing up for Arctic Gold 18-1

A U.S. Air Force Airman from the 354th Fighter Wing checks a tag during exercise Arctic Gold (AG) 18-1 Oct. 24, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The training provided by exercises like AG 18-1, allows Airmen to prepare for the Pacific Air Forces goal of delivering rapid and precise, space and cyberspace capabilities to protect and defend the U.S., its territories, allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher)

Gearing up for Arctic Gold 18-1

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 354th Fighter Wing pass bags in a line during exercise Arctic Gold (AG) 18-1 Oct. 24, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Eielson simulated deployment during AG 18-1 to improve readiness for military contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher)

Gearing up for Arctic Gold 18-1

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 354th Fighter Wing load bags onto a truck during exercise Arctic Gold (AG) 18-1 Oct. 24, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Each bag contains gear required for a simulated deployment for AG 18-1. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher)

Gearing up for Arctic Gold 18-1

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 354th Fighter Wing close doors of a truck during exercise Arctic (AG) Gold 18-1 Oct. 24, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Ensuring Airmen are prepared for contingencies is essential to the defense of U.S. and allied territories and improved regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher)

Gearing up for Arctic Gold 18-1

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 354th Fighter Wing form a line during exercise Arctic Gold (AG) 18-1 on Oct. 24, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. AG 18-1 prepares Airmen to enhance security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region by enhancing rapid deployment capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher)

Gearing up for Arctic Gold 18-1

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 354th Fighter Wing load onto a bus during exercise Arctic Gold (AG) 18-1 Oct. 24, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Eielson simulated deployment during AG 18-1 to improve readiness for military contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- A U.S. Air Force Airman from the 354th Fighter Wing checks a tag during exercise Arctic Gold (AG) 18-1 Oct. 24, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The training provided by exercises like AG 18-1, allows Airmen to prepare for the Pacific Air Forces goal of delivering rapid and precise, space and cyberspace capabilities to protect and defend the U.S., its territories, allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher)