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Royal Canadian Air Force prepares for take-off during RED FLAG-Alaska 19-3

Approximately 1,500 service members and 100 aircraft from more than two dozen units participated in this iteration of the exercise.

A Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet is prepared for flight during RED FLAG-Alaska 19-3 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 13, 2019. Approximately 1,500 service members and 100 aircraft from more than two dozen units participated in this iteration of the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eric M. Fisher)

Approximately 1,500 service members and 100 aircraft from more than two dozen units participated in this iteration of the exercise.

A Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet is prepared for flight during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 19-3 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 13, 2019. RF-A is a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise designed to provide realistic training in a simulated combat environment and takes place over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eric M. Fisher)

Approximately 1,500 service members and 100 aircraft from more than two dozen units participated in this iteration of the exercise.

A Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet taxis during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 19-3 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 13, 2019. RF-A 19-3 included participants from the Royal Australian Air Force, the Royal Canadian Air Force and the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eric M. Fisher)

Approximately 1,500 service members and 100 aircraft from more than two dozen units participated in this iteration of the exercise.

Royal Canadian Air Force airmen climb into a CF-18 Hornet during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 19-3 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 13, 2019. RF-A 19-3 included participants from the Royal Australian Air Force, the Royal Canadian Air Force and the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eric M. Fisher)

Approximately 1,500 service members and 100 aircraft from more than two dozen units participated in this iteration of the exercise.

A Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet is prepared for flight during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 19-3 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 13, 2019. RF-A 19-3 included participants from the Royal Australian Air Force, the Royal Canadian Air Force and the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eric M. Fisher)

Approximately 1,500 service members and 100 aircraft from more than two dozen units participated in this iteration of the exercise.

A Royal Canadian Air Force pilot steps to his aircraft during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 19-3 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 13, 2019. RF-A is a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise designed to provide realistic training in a simulated combat environment and takes place over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eric M. Fisher)

Approximately 1,500 service members and 100 aircraft from more than two dozen units participated in this iteration of the exercise.

A Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet is prepared for flight during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 19-3 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 13, 2019. RF-A 19-3 included participants from the Royal Australian Air Force, the Royal Canadian Air Force and the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eric M. Fisher)

Approximately 1,500 service members and 100 aircraft from more than two dozen units participated in this iteration of the exercise.

The Royal Canadian Air Force insignia is displayed on a CF-18 Hornet during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 19-3 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 13, 2019. RF-A is a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise designed to provide realistic training in a simulated combat environment and takes place over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eric M. Fisher)

Approximately 1,500 service members and 100 aircraft from more than two dozen units participated in this iteration of the exercise.

Royal Canadian Air Force pilots climb into a CF-18 Hornet during RED FLAG-Alaska 19-3 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 13, 2019. Approximately 1,500 service members and 100 aircraft from more than two dozen units participated in this iteration of the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eric M. Fisher)

Approximately 1,500 service members and 100 aircraft from more than two dozen units participated in this iteration of the exercise.
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A Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet is prepared for flight during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 19-3 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 13, 2019. RF-A is a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise designed to provide realistic training in a simulated combat environment and takes place over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eric M. Fisher)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- A Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet is prepared for flight during RED FLAG-Alaska 19-3 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 13, 2019. Approximately 1,500 service members and 100 aircraft from more than two dozen units participated in this iteration of the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eric M. Fisher)