RED FLAG-Alaska 15-3 takes off under cloudy skies

A Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) crew chief marshals in ROKAF F-16 Fighting Falcons alongside Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-15J Eagles at the end of the Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, flightline Aug. 10, 2015, as U.S. Air Force F-16s taxis out to the runway for the first simulated combat sortie launch of RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 15-3. Various units from in and outside the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) area of operations as well as sister service and partner nation units are deployed to Eielson for RF-A, a series of PACAF commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation forces, providing combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support, and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik/Released)

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Karen J. TomasikReleased
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