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., taxis into place next to Republic of Singapore Air Force and U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons in preparation for an afternoon sortie from the Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, flight line alongside taxiing F-15E Strike Eagles deployed from Royal Air Force Lakeneath, England, June 7, 2016, during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-2. Pilots, aircrew, maintainers and support personnel coverge at Eielson for RF-A, is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises that enable joint and international forces to sharpen their combat skills by flying simulated combat sorties together in a realistic threat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik/Released)

PHOTO BY: MSgt Karen J. Tomasik
VIRIN: 160607-F-JH679-262.JPG
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