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EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--Three F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 18th Fighter Squadron refuel behind a KC-10 Extender over the Pacific Alaska Range Complex during Red Flag-Alaska 07-1. Red Flag-Alaska is a Pacific Air Forces-directed field training exercise for U.S. forces flown under simulated air combat conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Robert Wieland)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--Three F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 18th Fighter Squadron refuel behind a KC-10 Extender over the Pacific Alaska Range Complex during Red Flag-Alaska 07-1. Red Flag-Alaska is a Pacific Air Forces-directed field training exercise for U.S. forces flown under simulated air combat conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Robert Wieland)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--Two F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 18th Fighter Squadron refuel behind a KC-10 Extender over the Pacific Alaska Range Complex during Red Flag-Alaska 07-1. Red Flag-Alaska is a Pacific Air Forces-directed field training exercise for U.S. forces flown under simulated air combat conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Robert Wieland)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--Two F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 18th Fighter Squadron refuel behind a KC-10 Extender over the Pacific Alaska Range Complex during Red Flag-Alaska 07-1. Red Flag-Alaska is a Pacific Air Forces-directed field training exercise for U.S. forces flown under simulated air combat conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Robert Wieland)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--Capt Jeremy Wimer,  F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot from the 18th Fighter Squadron, enters final approach over Eielson Air Force Base after returning from a Red Flag-Alaska 07-1 mission. Red Flag-Alaska is a Pacific Air Forces-directed field training exercise for U.S. forces flown under simulated air combat conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Robert Wieland)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--Capt Jeremy Wimer, F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot from the 18th Fighter Squadron, enters final approach over Eielson Air Force Base after returning from a Red Flag-Alaska 07-1 mission. Red Flag-Alaska is a Pacific Air Forces-directed field training exercise for U.S. forces flown under simulated air combat conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Robert Wieland)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--Capt Matthew Yeatter, F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot from the 18th Fighter Squadron keeps alert for "Red Air" threats over the Pacific Alaska Range Complex during Red Flag-Alaska 07-1. Red Flag-Alaska is a Pacific Air Forces-directed field training exercise for U.S. forces flown under simulated air combat conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Robert Wieland)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--Capt Matthew Yeatter, F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot from the 18th Fighter Squadron keeps alert for "Red Air" threats over the Pacific Alaska Range Complex during Red Flag-Alaska 07-1. Red Flag-Alaska is a Pacific Air Forces-directed field training exercise for U.S. forces flown under simulated air combat conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Robert Wieland)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--Three F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 18th Fighter Squadron refuel behind a KC-10 Extender over the Pacific Alaska Range Complex during Red Flag-Alaska 07-1. Red Flag-Alaska is a Pacific Air Forces-directed field training exercise for U.S. forces flown under simulated air combat conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Robert Wieland)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--Three F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 18th Fighter Squadron refuel behind a KC-10 Extender over the Pacific Alaska Range Complex during Red Flag-Alaska 07-1. Red Flag-Alaska is a Pacific Air Forces-directed field training exercise for U.S. forces flown under simulated air combat conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Robert Wieland)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--Capt Jeremy Wimer,  F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot from the 18th Fighter Squadron, refuels behind a KC-10 Extender over the Pacific Alaska Range Complex during Red Flag-Alaska 07-1. Red Flag-Alaska is a Pacific Air Forces-directed field training exercise for U.S. forces flown under simulated air combat conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Robert Wieland)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--Capt Jeremy Wimer, F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot from the 18th Fighter Squadron, refuels behind a KC-10 Extender over the Pacific Alaska Range Complex during Red Flag-Alaska 07-1. Red Flag-Alaska is a Pacific Air Forces-directed field training exercise for U.S. forces flown under simulated air combat conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Robert Wieland)