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An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 121st Fighter Squadron, District of Columbia Air National Guard, takes off from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 5, 2015, during RED FLAG-Alaska 15-2.

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 121st Fighter Squadron, District of Columbia Air National Guard, takes off from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 5, 2015, during RED FLAG-Alaska 15-2. (Joshua Turner/U.S. Air Force)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 121st Fighter Squadron, District of Columbia Air National Guard, takes off from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 5, 2015, during RED FLAG-Alaska 15-2.

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 121st Fighter Squadron, District of Columbia Air National Guard, takes off from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 5, 2015, during RED FLAG-Alaska 15-2. (Joshua Turner/U.S. Air Force)

Staff Sgt. Michael Misiewicz, a C-5M Super Galaxy crew chief, visually inspects wheel-speed transducer wiring inside a main landing gear axle of a C-5M during a tire change and brake replacement on April 29, 2015, at Dover Air Force Base, Del.

Staff Sgt. Michael Misiewicz, a C-5M Super Galaxy crew chief, visually inspects wheel-speed transducer wiring inside a main landing gear axle of a C-5M during a tire change and brake replacement on April 29, 2015, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. (Greg L. Davis/U.S. Air Force)

F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 18th Aggressor Squadron at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, refuel behind a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the Pennsylvania Air National Guard's 171st Air Refueling Wing, while flying over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex on May 11, 2015, during Red Flag-Alaska 15-2.

F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 18th Aggressor Squadron at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, refuel behind a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the Pennsylvania Air National Guard's 171st Air Refueling Wing, while flying over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex on May 11, 2015, during Red Flag-Alaska 15-2. (Shawn Nickel/U.S. Air Force)

Senior Airman Tiffany Hamilton, 455th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, and Lt. Col. Paul Cory, 817th Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron commander, practice Krav Maga techniques during a bi-weekly class at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 7, 2015.

Senior Airman Tiffany Hamilton, 455th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, and Lt. Col. Paul Cory, 817th Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron commander, practice Krav Maga techniques during a bi-weekly class at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 7, 2015. (Joseph Swafford//U.S. Air Force)

A Portuguese air force EH-101 Merlin helicopter hovers near a simulated accident site during a joint exercise on Terceira, Azores, Portugal, on  May 6, 2015.

A Portuguese air force EH-101 Merlin helicopter hovers near a simulated accident site during a joint exercise on Terceira, Azores, Portugal, on May 6, 2015. (Zachary Wolf/U.S. Air Force)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 13th Fighter Squadron at Misawa Air Base, Japan, launches for a training sortie on May 6, 2015, during Red Flag-Alaska 15-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 13th Fighter Squadron at Misawa Air Base, Japan, launches for a training sortie on May 6, 2015, during Red Flag-Alaska 15-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. (Peter Reft/U.S. Air Force)

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