Flying for RED FLAG-Alaska

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeromy Guinther, an 18th Aggressor Squadron pilot, flies an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft May 4, 2016, over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex (JPARC), during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-1. Sorties for RF-A are flown in the JPARC, a more than 67,000 square mile area that provides a realistic training environment and allows commanders to train for full spectrum engagements, ranging from individual skills to complex, large-scale joint engagements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeromy Guinther, an 18th Aggressor Squadron pilot, flies an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft May 4, 2016, over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex (JPARC), during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-1. Sorties for RF-A are flown in the JPARC, a more than 67,000 square mile area that provides a realistic training environment and allows commanders to train for full spectrum engagements, ranging from individual skills to complex, large-scale joint engagements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeromy Guinther, an 18th Aggressor Squadron pilot, flies an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft May 4, 2016, over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex (JPARC), during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-1. Sorties for RF-A are flown in the JPARC, a more than 67,000 square mile area that provides a realistic training environment and allows commanders to train for full spectrum engagements, ranging from individual skills to complex, large-scale joint engagements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeromy Guinther, an 18th Aggressor Squadron pilot, flies an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft May 4, 2016, over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex (JPARC), during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-1. Sorties for RF-A are flown in the JPARC, a more than 67,000 square mile area that provides a realistic training environment and allows commanders to train for full spectrum engagements, ranging from individual skills to complex, large-scale joint engagements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)

U.S. Air Force Major’s Clinton Garrett (left) and Jeromy Guinther (right), 18th Aggressor Squadron pilots, fly an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft on May 4, 2016, over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-1. RF-A is a Pacific Air Forces command directed field training exercise for U.S. and allied forces, to provide joint offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)

U.S. Air Force Major’s Clinton Garrett (left) and Jeromy Guinther (right), 18th Aggressor Squadron pilots, fly an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft on May 4, 2016, over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-1. RF-A is a Pacific Air Forces command directed field training exercise for U.S. and allied forces, to provide joint offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft sits on the tarmac during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-1 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Maintainers will keep the 18th Aggressor Squadron jets ready for more than 500 flying hours during RF-A; a Pacific Air Forces command directed field training exercise for U.S. and allied forces, to provide joint offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft sits on the tarmac during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-1 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Maintainers will keep the 18th Aggressor Squadron jets ready for more than 500 flying hours during RF-A; a Pacific Air Forces command directed field training exercise for U.S. and allied forces, to provide joint offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jason Watson, a 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, cleans the landing gear and white wheels on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft prior to a sortie flown during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-1 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Crew chiefs crucial attention to even the smallest details keep pilots safe and aircraft in top working order while they are flown during RF-A; a Pacific Air Forces command directed field training exercise for U.S. and allied forces, to provide joint offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jason Watson, a 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, cleans the landing gear and white wheels on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft prior to a sortie flown during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-1 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Crew chiefs crucial attention to even the smallest details keep pilots safe and aircraft in top working order while they are flown during RF-A; a Pacific Air Forces command directed field training exercise for U.S. and allied forces, to provide joint offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeromy Guinther, an 18th Aggressor Squadron pilot, flies an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft May 4, 2016, over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex (JPARC), during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-1. Sorties for RF-A are flown in the JPARC, a more than 67,000 square mile area that provides a realistic training environment and allows commanders to train for full spectrum engagements, ranging from individual skills to complex, large-scale joint engagements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeromy Guinther, an 18th Aggressor Squadron pilot, flies an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft May 4, 2016, over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex (JPARC), during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-1. Sorties for RF-A are flown in the JPARC, a more than 67,000 square mile area that provides a realistic training environment and allows commanders to train for full spectrum engagements, ranging from individual skills to complex, large-scale joint engagements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska --

Sorties are flown during RED FLAG - Alaska May 4 over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, a more than 67,000 square mile area that provides a realistic training environment and allows commanders to train for full spectrum engagements, ranging from individual skills to complex, large-scale joint engagements.