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Sentry Aloha is an exercise to provide Airmen and Department of Defense counterparts with unparalleled, symbiotic, joint training at a world class venue, resulting in strengthened combat readiness, synergistic interoperability and global vigilance.

A U.S. Air Force 18th Aggressor Squadron civilian aircraft mechanic, prepares the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during exercise Sentry Aloha (SA) 18-1 on Jan. 11 2018, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Assigned to the 18th AGRS out of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, the F-16s help provide realistic combat training for other units during SA. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher)

Sentry Aloha is an exercise to provide Airmen and Department of Defense counterparts with unparalleled, symbiotic, joint training at a world class venue, resulting in strengthened combat readiness, synergistic interoperability and global vigilance.

A headset hangs from an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron out of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska during exercise Sentry Aloha 18-1 on Jan. 11, 2018, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Maintainers use the headsets to communicate with pilots during pre-flight checks. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher)

Sentry Aloha is an exercise to provide Airmen and Department of Defense counterparts with unparalleled, symbiotic, joint training at a world class venue, resulting in strengthened combat readiness, synergistic interoperability and global vigilance.

Ryan Platt, a U.S. Air Force civilian aircraft mechanic, assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron out of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, stands by as pre-flight checks are conducted Jan. 11, 2018, during Sentry Aloha 18-1 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Pre-flight checks are an essential part of every flying mission and are conducted to test each part of the aircraft to ensure they are properly functioning. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher)

Sentry Aloha is an exercise to provide Airmen and Department of Defense counterparts with unparalleled, symbiotic, joint training at a world class venue, resulting in strengthened combat readiness, synergistic interoperability and global vigilance.

U.S. Air Force Airmen and civilian employees conduct a foreign object debris (FOD) walk Jan. 11, 2018 during exercise Sentry Aloha 18-1 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. FOD walks are conducted on the flight line to remove any debris that could potentially damage the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher)

Sentry Aloha is an exercise to provide Airmen and Department of Defense counterparts with unparalleled, symbiotic, joint training at a world class venue, resulting in strengthened combat readiness, synergistic interoperability and global vigilance.

A U.S. Air Force civilian aircraft mechanic, assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS) out of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, inspects the weapons on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft on Jan. 11, 2018, during exercise Sentry Aloha 18-1 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The 18th AGRS switched to contracted civilian maintenance to allow active duty Airmen to train on the F-35A Lightning II aircraft scheduled to arrive at Eielson in 2020. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher)

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