Red Air: Aggressors’ experience provides life-saving training

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Julio Rodriguez, the 18th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS) director of operations, explains the significance of Red Air during large scale exercises and training Blue Air pilots June 15, 2016, during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The 18th AGRS use a red star, overlaid by a target on the sleeves of their green flight suits and red flags with the hammer and sickle of the former Soviet Union, to mark the mission of being experts in enemy tactics in exercises such as RF-A, a U.S. Pacific Air Forces commander-directed exercise, which has helped train more than 150,000 aircrew members for combat in the past 40 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel
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