Red Air: Aggressors’ experience provides life-saving training

U.S. Air Force Maj. Brian Bragg, the 18th Aggressor Squadron assistant director of operations, waits with his hand in a safe position while crew chiefs from the 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare the F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft to take off as a “bad guy” for a sortie June 14, 2016, during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The average Aggressor pilot has at least 1,000 fighter hours and hundreds of hours of studying to become experts in enemy tactics used to train U.S. Air Force, joint and coalition partners during the U.S. Pacific Air Forces commander-directed RF-A exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel
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