Growling in RF-A 16-1

U.S. Navy pilots from VAQ-137, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, transition to their EA-18G Growler aircraft for a sortie May 9, 2016 during RED-FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-1 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The primary mission of the flying unit is the suppression of enemy air defenses in support of strike aircraft and ground troops by interrupting enemy electronic activity and obtaining tactical electronic intelligence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel
VIRIN: 160509-F-FT438-008.JPG
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