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18th AGRS: No ordinary adversary

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U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned the 18th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS) land at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 24, 2019. The 18th AGRS replicates adversary tactics, techniques and procedures to provide simulated combat experience to less-experienced pilots and aircrews. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Larue Guerrisky)

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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned the 18th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS) taxis on the flightline at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 24, 2019. RED FLAG-Alaska, a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise held three to four times a year, allows the 18th AGRS to prepare pilots and aircrews from visiting units for conflicts against near-peer adversaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Larue Guerrisky)

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U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned the 18th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS) taxi on the flightline at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 24, 2019. The Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex provides the 18th AGRS one of the largest aerial training ranges in the world with more than 67,000 square miles of airspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Larue Guerrisky)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned the 18th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS) land at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 24, 2019. The 18th AGRS replicates adversary tactics, techniques and procedures to provide simulated combat experience to less-experienced pilots and aircrews. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Larue Guerrisky)