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

A U.S. Marine Corps pilot taxis his F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232 out of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., toward its ramps space after returning to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 10, 2016, after the first combat training mission of RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 17-1. RF-A is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation forces, which enables U.S. Marines in units like VMFA-232 to prepare for future combat and contingency operations 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-JH697-2124.JPG
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