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AF, Army deliver explosive capabilities at RED FLAG-Alaska

During the mission, the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System loaded off from the aircraft, traveled to a firing point, and traveled back to the aircraft in under an hour

Two U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules prepare to take off from the Fort Greely, Alaska, flight line, Oct. 9, 2018, during RED FLAG-Alaska 19-1. During the mission, the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System loaded off from the aircraft, traveled to a firing point, and traveled back to the aircraft in under an hour. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Aaron Guerrisky)

A HIMARS is a ground asset used by the Army and Marine Corps and is comprised of a truck and a multiple launch rocket system.

U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the 18th Field Artillery Brigade drive an M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) to a firing point near Fort Greely, Alaska, Oct. 9, 2018, during RED FLAG-Alaska 19-1. A HIMARS is a ground asset used by the Army and Marine Corps and is comprised of a truck and a multiple launch rocket system. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Aaron Guerrisky)

A HIMARS has the ability and flexibility to launch its payload at ground targets and quickly move to a different location.

U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the 18th Field Artillery Brigade fire an M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) near Fort Greely, Alaska, Oct. 9, 2018, during RED FLAG-Alaska 19-1. A HIMARS has the ability and flexibility to launch its payload at ground targets and quickly move to a different location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Aaron Guerisky)

The exercise challenged the unit to complete a HIMARS rapid infiltration within a time limit.

U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the 18th Field Artillery Brigade drive an M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) back to Fort Greely, Alaska, Oct. 9, 2018, during RED FLAG-Alaska 19-1. The exercise challenged the unit to complete a HIMARS rapid infiltration within a time limit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Aaron Guerrisky)

When partnered together, the C-130 Hercules and the M142 HIMARS become a precision strategic strike package with nearly limitless range.

U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the 18th Field Artillery Brigade load an M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) into a 374th Airlift Wing C-130 Hercules on the flight line at Fort Greely, Alaska, Oct. 9, 2018, during RED FLAG-Alaska 19-1. When partnered together, the C-130 Hercules and the M142 HIMARS become a precision strategic strike package with nearly limitless range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Aaron Guerrisky)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Two U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules prepare to take off from the Fort Greely, Alaska, flight line, Oct. 9, 2018, during RED FLAG-Alaska 19-1. During the mission, the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System loaded off from the aircraft, traveled to a firing point, and traveled back to the aircraft in under an hour. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Aaron Guerrisky)