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U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 14th Fighter Squadron out of Misawa Air Base, Japan, sit on the flightline at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 16, 2020. Distant Frontier provides pilots an opportunity to fly orientation flights in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, become familiar with local flying restrictions, receive local safety and survival briefings, and develop orientation plans during the week prior to RED FLAG-Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Larue Guerrisky)

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A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232 sits on the flightline at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 16, 2020. Distant Frontier provides additional training for units that arrive early for exercise RED FLAG-Alaska. (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 to the 14th Fighter Squadron out of Misawa Air Base, Japan, sit on the flightline at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 16, 2020. Distant Frontier is a preparation period during which RED FLAG-Alaska participants familiarize themselves with the 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 to the 35th Fighter Squadron out of Misawa Air Base, Japan, sit on the flightline at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 16, 2020. Distant Frontier provides pilots an opportunity to fly orientation flights in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, become familiar with local flying restrictions, receive local safety and survival briefings, and develop orientation plans during the week prior to RED FLAG-Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Larue Guerrisky)