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An F-15K Slam Eagle taxis down the Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, flight line Oct. 10, 2016, during Red Flag-Alaska 17-1. Red Flag-Alaska is a Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercise and is vital to maintaining peace and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The F-15K is assigned to the South Korea air force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik)

Couple o’ Harriers pouring the coals on a frigid scene.

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (Oct. 6, 2024) - U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier ground attack aircraft assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 311, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., take off for a sortie at Eielson Air Force Base during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 15-1. RF-A is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises 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 Senior Airman Peter Reft) 141006-F-YW474-207

“Start.”

Weekend, engage! Hope everyone had a good week back from the holidays.

“Master Sgt. Gerard Garrotte, C-5B Galaxy flight engineer with the 312th Airlift Squadron, controls the start switch on the ATM panel during preflight operations on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug 16, 2014. He was flying a mobility channel mission, moving high-priority cargo and passengers among air bases in the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lt. Col. Robert Couse-Baker)”

A B-52 Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., prepares to touchdown at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, June 2, 2016. The aircraft is deployed in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexa Ann Henderson)

An U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II with the 25th Fighter Squadron from Osan AB, Republic of Korea, takes off from Eielson AFB, Alaska, August 10, 2015, to participate in the first simulated combat sortie of RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 15-3. The Osan A-10s, as well as several F-16 Fighting Falcons from Osan’s 36th Fighter Squadron, are deployed to Eielson for RF-A, a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises 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 Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasi) Note: Pictured is A-10C 78-0696 from the 25th Fighter Squadron “Assam Draggins”, 51st Fighter Wing (PACAF), Osan AB, Republic of Korea.