VMFA-232 ramps up for RED FLAG-Alaska 17-1

A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron out of Kadena Air Base, Japan, breaks away from a formation with another F-15 and two U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet aircraft assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232 out of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., as they return to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 10, 2016, after the first RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 17-1 combat training mission. RF-A exercises enable joint and international units to sharpen their skills and build interoperability by flying simulated combat sorties in a realistic threat environment inside the largest instrumented air, ground and electronic combat training range in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik)

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik
VIRIN: 161010-F-JH697-2066.JPG
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