U.S. Air Force maintenance Airmen prepare F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the Air National Guard’s 179th Fighter Squadron, out of Duluth, Minn. Air National Guard for the first launch of RED FLAG-Alaska 15-3 Aug. 10, 2015, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The Minnesota ANG is participating in this Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercise for U.S. and partner nation forces, providing combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support, and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Johnson/Released)

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