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An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing (FW) takes off during an Agile Combat Employment exercise on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 13, 2021. The 354th FW conducted a local exercise from a simulated austere location to test its ability to generate airpower quickly, efficiently and repeatedly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing (FW) takes off during an Agile Combat Employment exercise on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 13, 2021. The 354th FW conducted a local exercise from a simulated austere location to test its ability to generate airpower quickly, efficiently and repeatedly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

Twenty F-35A Lightning II aircraft assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing (FW) wait to be refueled  during an Agile Combat Employment (ACE) exercise on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 14, 2021. The 354th FW applied ACE concepts to become more agile in mission execution, strategic deterrence, and more capable in generating an increased number of sorties with a minimal footprint from a simulated austere environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

Twenty F-35A Lightning II aircraft assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing (FW) wait to be refueled during an Agile Combat Employment (ACE) exercise on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 14, 2021. The 354th FW applied ACE concepts to become more agile in mission execution, strategic deterrence, and more capable in generating an increased number of sorties with a minimal footprint from a simulated austere environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Dylan Wohlford, a 354th Security Forces Squadron response force leader, poses for a photo during an Agile Combat Employment (ACE) exercise on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 15, 2021. The 354th FW applied ACE concepts to become more agile in mission execution, strategic deterrence, and more capable in generating an increased number of sorties with a minimal footprint from a simulated austere environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Dylan Wohlford, a 354th Security Forces Squadron response force leader, poses for a photo during an Agile Combat Employment (ACE) exercise on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 15, 2021. The 354th FW applied ACE concepts to become more agile in mission execution, strategic deterrence, and more capable in generating an increased number of sorties with a minimal footprint from a simulated austere environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

Multiple F-35A Lightning II aircraft assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing taxis on the runway during an Agile Combat Employment (ACE) exercise on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 15, 2021. The 354th FW applied ACE concepts to become more agile in mission execution, strategic deterrence, and more capable in generating an increased number of sorties with a minimal footprint from a simulated austere environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

Multiple F-35A Lightning II aircraft assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing taxis on the runway during an Agile Combat Employment (ACE) exercise on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 15, 2021. The 354th FW applied ACE concepts to become more agile in mission execution, strategic deterrence, and more capable in generating an increased number of sorties with a minimal footprint from a simulated austere environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael McCaskill, a 354th Operations Support Squadron craftsman, prepares a TDY flying kit during an Agile Combat Employment (ACE) exercise on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 15, 2021. The 354th FW practiced ACE tactics during a week-long surge in F-35A Lightning II operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael McCaskill, a 354th Operations Support Squadron craftsman, prepares a TDY flying kit during an Agile Combat Employment (ACE) exercise on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 15, 2021. The 354th FW practiced ACE tactics during a week-long surge in F-35A Lightning II operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Luther Taylor, a 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution apprentice, refuels an F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing (FW) during an Agile Combat Employment (ACE) exercise on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 14, 2021. The 354th FW applied ACE concepts to become more agile in mission execution, strategic deterrence, and more capable in generating an increased number of sorties with a minimal footprint from a simulated austere environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Luther Taylor, a 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution apprentice, refuels an F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing (FW) during an Agile Combat Employment (ACE) exercise on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 14, 2021. The 354th FW applied ACE concepts to become more agile in mission execution, strategic deterrence, and more capable in generating an increased number of sorties with a minimal footprint from a simulated austere environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing (FW) flies over Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, during an Agile Combat Employment (ACE) exercise July 12, 2021. The 354th FW applied ACE concepts to become more agile in mission execution, strategic deterrence, and more capable in generating an increased number of sorties with a minimal footprint from a simulated austere environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing (FW) flies over Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, during an Agile Combat Employment (ACE) exercise July 12, 2021. The 354th FW applied ACE concepts to become more agile in mission execution, strategic deterrence, and more capable in generating an increased number of sorties with a minimal footprint from a simulated austere environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael McCaskill, a 354th Operations Support Squadron craftsman, poses for a photo during an Agile Combat Employment (ACE) exercise on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 15, 2021. The 354th FW conducted a local exercise from a simulated austere location to test its ability to generate airpower quickly, efficiently and repeatedly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael McCaskill, a 354th Operations Support Squadron craftsman, poses for a photo during an Agile Combat Employment (ACE) exercise on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 15, 2021. The 354th FW conducted a local exercise from a simulated austere location to test its ability to generate airpower quickly, efficiently and repeatedly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

Twenty F-35A Lightning II aircraft assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing (FW) wait to be refueled during an Agile Combat Employment exercise on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 14, 2021. The 354th FW conducted a local exercise from a simulated austere location to test its ability to generate airpower quickly, efficiently and repeatedly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

Twenty F-35A Lightning II aircraft assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing (FW) wait to be refueled during an Agile Combat Employment exercise on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 14, 2021. The 354th FW conducted a local exercise from a simulated austere location to test its ability to generate airpower quickly, efficiently and repeatedly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Airmen from the 354th Communications Squadron set up a near vertical incidence skywave during an Agile Combat Employment (ACE) exercise on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 12, 2021. The 354th Fighter Wing practiced ACE tactics during a week-long surge in F-35A Lightning II operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)
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U.S. Airmen from the 354th Communications Squadron set up a near vertical incidence skywave during an Agile Combat Employment (ACE) exercise on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 12, 2021. The 354th Fighter Wing practiced ACE tactics during a week-long surge in F-35A Lightning II operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

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An Agile Combat Employment (ACE) exercise took place on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 12-15, 2021. The 354th Fighter Wing practiced ACE tactics during a week-long surge in F-35A Lightning II operations. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)