Successful first day of RF-A 17-1

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron takes off from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 10, 2016, for the first combat training mission of RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 17-1. 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 U.S. Pacific Air Forces commander-directed RF-A exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik)

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik
VIRIN: 161010-F-JH697-1125.JPG
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