'AIM' high: Loading the Aggressors

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nathan Mendoza, a 354th Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems craftsman, inspects a Captive AIM-9 missile after loading it onto an  F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft while working swing shift June 14, 2016, during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Jets are flown almost double the normal hours during RF-A, increasing the need for maintenance, which provides training for support personnel in sustainment of large-force deployed air operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nathan Mendoza, a 354th Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems craftsman, inspects a Captive AIM-9 missile after loading it onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft while working swing shift June 14, 2016, during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Jets are flown almost double the normal hours during RF-A, increasing the need for maintenance, which provides training for support personnel in sustainment of large-force deployed air operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nathan Mendoza, a 354th Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems craftsman, inspects a Captive AIM-9 missile after loading it onto an  F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft while working swing shift June 14, 2016, during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Jets are flown almost double the normal hours during RF-A, increasing the need for maintenance, which provides training for support personnel in sustainment of large-force deployed air operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nathan Mendoza, a 354th Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems craftsman, inspects a Captive AIM-9 missile after loading it onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft while working swing shift June 14, 2016, during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Jets are flown almost double the normal hours during RF-A, increasing the need for maintenance, which provides training for support personnel in sustainment of large-force deployed air operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)

U.S. Air Force aircraft armament systems technicians from the 354th Maintenance Squadron load an ** while working the swing shift on an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft to be flown by pilots from the 18th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS), June 14, 2016, during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The 18th AGRS supports RF-A by sharing its knowledge of flying to participating units and ensuring the U.S. and its allies receive the best air combat training possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)

U.S. Air Force aircraft armament systems technicians from the 354th Maintenance Squadron load an ** while working the swing shift on an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft to be flown by pilots from the 18th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS), June 14, 2016, during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The 18th AGRS supports RF-A by sharing its knowledge of flying to participating units and ensuring the U.S. and its allies receive the best air combat training possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nathan Mendoza escorts Airman 1st Class Tyler Lounds, both aircraft armament systems technicians from the 354th Maintenance Squadron, as Tyler drives the MJU-1 Jammer munition vehicle on the way to an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft while working swing shift June 14, 2016, during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Jets are flown almost double the normal hours during RF-A, increasing the need for maintenance, which provides training for support personnel in sustainment of large-force deployed air operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nathan Mendoza escorts Airman 1st Class Tyler Lounds, both aircraft armament systems technicians from the 354th Maintenance Squadron, as Tyler drives the MJU-1 Jammer munition vehicle on the way to an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft while working swing shift June 14, 2016, during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Jets are flown almost double the normal hours during RF-A, increasing the need for maintenance, which provides training for support personnel in sustainment of large-force deployed air operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska --

Airmen with the 354th Maintenance Squadron at Eielson Air Force Base loaded Captive AIM-9 missiles to F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft June 14, 2016, during RED FLAG - Alaska 16-2. During the exercise, the 18th AGRS shares its knowledge with participating units and allies to ensure the best combat training possible.