A U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon pilot assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron prepares to refuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 168th Air Refueling Squadron in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex Oct. 8, 2018, during RED FLAG-Alaska 19-1. RF-A is the Pacific Air Force’s premier simulated combat airpower employment exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Aaron Guerrisky)