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Fly, fight, teach during Sentry Aloha 18-1

The 18th AGRS prepares combat air forces through challenging, realistic threat replication, training, tests support, academics and feedback.

A pilot assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron listens to a mission brief Jan. 10, 2018, during exercise Sentry Aloha 18-1 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Sentry Aloha is an exercise held several times a year by the Hawaii Air National Guard during which various Air National Guard, U.S. Air Force and other Department of Defense agencies train in realistic combat scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher)

The 18th AGRS prepares combat air forces through challenging, realistic threat replication, training, tests support, academics and feedback.

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft, assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS) out of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, flies during exercise Sentry Aloha (SA) 18-1 on Jan. 12, 2018, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. After SA 18-1 ends, the 18th AGRS will depart for Andersen Air Force Base, Guam to participate in Cope North 18-1. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Weaver)

The 18th AGRS prepares combat air forces through challenging, realistic threat replication, training, tests support, academics and feedback.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Travis Ruhl, an 18th Aggressor Squadron pilot, taxis to the runway Jan. 11, 2018, during exercise Sentry Aloha 18-1 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Sentry Aloha exercise are held to provide Air National Guard, U.S. Air Force, and other Department of Defense agencies an opportunity to execute current, realistic, integrated training specifically designed to develop combat operations and skill sets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher)

The 18th AGRS prepares combat air forces through challenging, realistic threat replication, training, tests support, academics and feedback.

U.S. Air Force pilots, assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS), make their way to their aircraft Jan. 11, 2018, during exercise Sentry Aloha 18-1 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The 18th AGRS is a professional adversary unit which acts as an enemy force during training exercises for other units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher)

The 18th AGRS prepares combat air forces through challenging, realistic threat replication, training, tests support, academics and feedback.

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft, assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS) out of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, taxis toward the runway during exercise Sentry Aloha 18-1 on Jan. 10, 2018, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The 18th AGRS prepares combat air forces through challenging, realistic threat replication, training, tests support, academics and feedback. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher)

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