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A U-2 Dragon Lady takes off during exercise Northern Edge 17, May 8, 2017. The U-2 is participating for the first time in Northern Edge, the joint training exercise is focused on interoperability and hosting approximately 6,000 service members, 200 fixed wing aircraft and provides the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard with critical training. U-2 makes first appearance during Northern Edge 17
Looking across the flightline at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson during previous Northern Edge exercises you would have seen a mass of gray and white aircraft, but this year the distinctly black U-2S Dragon Lady from Beale Air Force Base, California, made its presence known for the first time at Northern Edge, and showcased the unique capabilities it can bring to the joint fight.
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From the left, Republic of Singapore Air Force Weapons Systems Officers Capt. Alex Ong and Capt. Chia Chi Yu and F-15SG Pilot Maj. Wang Kee Yong stand on the flightline at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The three are the first to graduate the RSAF Fighter Weapons Instructor Course, modeled after the U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lauren-Taylor Levin) First Singapore weapons instructors graduate USAF course
The 366th Fighter Wing welcomed Singaporean Maj. Gen. Mervyn Tan, chief of Republic of Singapore Air Force, and Brig. Gen. Tommy Tan Ah Han, Republic of Singapore Air Force Air Combat Command commander, Aug. 17-20, to recognize the first graduates of the Singaporean Fighter Weapons Instructor Course at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.
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