Growling in RF-A 16-1

U.S. Navy Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Gabrial Rodriguez, from VAQ-137, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, conducts pre-flight checks on an EA-18G Growler aircraft preparing for a sorties May 9, 2016 during RED-FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-1 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Sorties for RF-A are flown in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, a more than 67,000 square mile area that provides a realistic training environment and allows commanders to train for full spectrum engagements, ranging from individual skills to complex, large-scale joint engagements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel
VIRIN: 160509-F-FT438-010.JPG
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