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

A pair of 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., depart from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 7, 2016, to fly toward the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex during RED FLAG-Alaska 16-2. U.S. and partner nation forces like the 354 FS "Bulldogs" use this Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercise to sharpen their combat skills by flying simulated combat sorties in a realistic threat environment inside the more than 67,000 square mile Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, the largest instrumented air, ground and electronic combat training range in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik/Released)

PHOTO BY: MSgt Karen J. Tomasik
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