RF-A 16-3 Fam day takeoff

A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle dual-role fighter aircraft assigned to the 336th Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., prepares to take off Aug. 5, 2016, from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, during familiarization day of RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-3. Originally operated under the name COPE THUNDER, the exercise moved to Eielson in 1992 from Clark Air Base, Philippines, after the eruption of Mount Pinatubo on June 15, 1991. COPE THUNDER was re-designated RF-A in 2006. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel
VIRIN: 160805-F-FT438-1038.JPG
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