Thunderbolt IIs launch into Alaskan skies during RF-A 16-2

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II twin-engine, ground-attack aircraft assigned to the 354th Fighter Squadron (FS) out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., lifts off from the Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, runway June 7, 2016, during a RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-2 afternoon sortie. RF-A, a series a Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field exercises, enables U.S. and international forces like the 354 FS "Bulldogs" to sharpen their combat skills by flying simulated combat sorties in a realistic threat environment inside the more than 67,000 square miles airspace known as the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik/Released)

PHOTO BY: MSgt Karen J. Tomasik
VIRIN: 160607-F-JH679-232.JPG
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