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Bacon earns Blue Team the win.

[1] A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 354th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., breaks away from a dry-fire ground attack during RED FLAG-Alaska 14-1, Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, Alaska. The JPARC’s valleys and mountains provided A-10 pilots opportunities to enhance their skills in low-altitude maneuvering with target acquisition. 

[2] A U.S. Force A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 354th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., attacks simulated ground targets while a U.S. Army forward observation team assigned to 3rd Platoon, A Troop, 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, provides overwatch. The Soldiers provided a tactical operations center with information on targets and terrain.

[3] U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew Goldsmith, forward observer assigned to 3rd Platoon, A Troop, 1st Cavalry Regiment, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, provides covering fire while his team extracts from an observation point. Goldsmith utilized uneven terrain to conceal his team from possible retaliation while they waited for a vehicle extraction.

[4] A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to 3rd Platoon, A Troop, 1st Cavalry Regiment, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, fires a .50-caliber machine gun at simulated targets from a Stryker armored vehicle during a simulated team extraction. The Stryker team provided covering fire while a forward observation team boarded the vehicle.

(Photos by Senior Airman Peter Reft, 22 MAY 2014.)