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36th FS trains during RED FLAG-Alaska

An F-16 Fighting Falcon flies soars through the air during RED FLAG-Alaska at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 12, 2019. RF-A provides realistic combat training, which is essential to the success of air and space operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ramon A. Adelan)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon flies soars through the air during RED FLAG-Alaska at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 12, 2019. The Indo-Pacific is a top priority for the United States and the Department of Defense, which are committed to ensuring that U.S. forces are as capable and ready as possible to face the evolving challenges in the region through exercises like RED FLAG-Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ramon A. Adelan)

Tech. Sgt. Mike Sage, a KC-135 Stratotanker boom operator assigned to the 328th Air Refueling Squadron from Niagara Falls, New York, communicates to a pilot as they approach for refueling during RED FLAG-Alaska Aug. 13, 2019. RF-A integrates the United States’ continued commitment to the region as a Pacific nation, leader and power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ramon A. Adelan)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot assigned to the 36th Fighter Squadron from Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker aerial refueling boom assigned to the 328th Air Refueling Squadron from Niagara Falls, New York, during RED FLAG-Alaska Aug. 13, 2019. RF-A provides unique opportunities to integrate various forces into joint, coalition and multilateral training from simulated forward operating bases. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ramon A. Adelan)

Tech. Sgt. Mike Sage, a KC-135 Stratotanker boom operator assigned to the 328th Air Refueling Squadron from Niagara Falls, New York, checks the status of his boom during RED FLAG-Alaska Aug. 13, 2019. RF-A serves as an ideal platform for international engagement, which has a long history of including allies and partners, ultimately enabling all involved to exchange tactics, techniques and procedures while improving interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ramon A. Adelan)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot assigned to the 36th Fighter Squadron from Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, receives aerial refueling from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 328th Air Refueling Squadron Niagara Falls, New York, during RED FLAG-Alaska Aug. 13, 2019. The Indo-Pacific is a top priority for the United States and the Department of Defense, which are committed to ensuring that U.S. forces are as capable and ready as possible to face the evolving challenges in the region through exercises like RED FLAG-Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ramon A. Adelan)