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Airmen; greatest weapon at RED FLAG - Alaska

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - Airman First Class Aaron  Hasenauer, Crew Chief with the 63rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Luke Air Force Base, tightens the flaperon screws on a 63rd Fighter Squadron's  F-16 Fighting Falcon at Red Flag Alaska.  The unit is playing the role of "hostile" or "red air" forces alongside the first-ever dedicated aggressor unit to play in the Air Force-level exercise. (US Air Force Photo by TSgt Julie Avey)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - Airman First Class Aaron Hasenauer, Crew Chief with the 63rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Luke Air Force Base, tightens the flaperon screws on a 63rd Fighter Squadron's F-16 Fighting Falcon at Red Flag Alaska. The unit is playing the role of "hostile" or "red air" forces alongside the first-ever dedicated aggressor unit to play in the Air Force-level exercise. (US Air Force Photo by TSgt Julie Avey)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 75th Fighter Squadron, Pope AFB, North Carolina,  have their game faces on, ready to take to the skies over the Pacific Alaskan Range Complex here during Red Flag - Alaska 06-2.  The "Warthogs" join B-52 Stratofortresses, F-16 Fighting Falcons, KC-10 Extenders, KC-135 Stratotankers and HH-60G Pave Hawks on the ramp here. (U.S. Air Force Photo by TSgt Julie Avey)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 75th Fighter Squadron, Pope AFB, North Carolina, have their game faces on, ready to take to the skies over the Pacific Alaskan Range Complex here during Red Flag - Alaska 06-2. The "Warthogs" join B-52 Stratofortresses, F-16 Fighting Falcons, KC-10 Extenders, KC-135 Stratotankers and HH-60G Pave Hawks on the ramp here. (U.S. Air Force Photo by TSgt Julie Avey)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - Master Sergeant Dorian Gatchell and Senior Airman Ashley Buus from the Air National Guard's 175th Fighter Squadron at Sioux Falls, S.D. prepare to load bombs onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon.  The bombs will be dropped over the Pacific Alaska Range Complex during Red Flag - Alaska 06-2. More than 1,500 active duty, Reserve and Air National Guard Airmen, 84 Aircraft and an Army and Navy unit are participating from both Eielson and Elmendorf Air Force Base. (US Air Force Photo by TSgt Julie Avey)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - Master Sergeant Dorian Gatchell and Senior Airman Ashley Buus from the Air National Guard's 175th Fighter Squadron at Sioux Falls, S.D. prepare to load bombs onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon. The bombs will be dropped over the Pacific Alaska Range Complex during Red Flag - Alaska 06-2. More than 1,500 active duty, Reserve and Air National Guard Airmen, 84 Aircraft and an Army and Navy unit are participating from both Eielson and Elmendorf Air Force Base. (US Air Force Photo by TSgt Julie Avey)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - Airmen sweep up after the "Aggressors" on the flight line here for RED FLAG - Alaska.  The 64th Aggressor Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev. is the first-ever dedicated aggressor unit to play in the Alaska wargame and will be joined by the 63rd Fighter Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz., as the "hostile force" for the exercise.  More than 80 aircraft and 1500 personnel are participating in the excercise formerly known as Cope Thunder.  Red Flag - Alaska runs through May 5.  (US Air Force Photo by TSgt Julie Avey)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - Airmen sweep up after the "Aggressors" on the flight line here for RED FLAG - Alaska. The 64th Aggressor Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev. is the first-ever dedicated aggressor unit to play in the Alaska wargame and will be joined by the 63rd Fighter Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz., as the "hostile force" for the exercise. More than 80 aircraft and 1500 personnel are participating in the excercise formerly known as Cope Thunder. Red Flag - Alaska runs through May 5. (US Air Force Photo by TSgt Julie Avey)