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

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker deployed from MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., prepares to take of from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, as four A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, await their turn to launch Aug. 10, 2015, during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 15-3. Tanker, transport, fighter and electronic warfare aircraft from multiple countries, service branches, and units are deployed to Eielson for RF-A, a series of Pacific Air Forces 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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