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U.S. and ROKAF put air power on full display in Max Thunder 17

Republic of Korea Air Force F-15K Slam Eagles from the 11th Fighter Squadron, Daegu Air Base, ROK, taxis down the flightline during Exercise MAX THUNDER 17 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 18, 2017. Max Thunder is part of a continuous exercise program to enhance interoperability between U.S. and ROK forces. These exercises highlight the long-standing military partnership, commitment and enduring friendship between two nations, which help to ensure security on the Korean Peninsula, and reaffirm the U.S. commitment to stability in the Northeast Asia region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released)

Republic of Korea Air Force F-15K Slam Eagles from the 11th Fighter Squadron, Daegu Air Base, ROK, taxis down the flightline during Exercise MAX THUNDER 17 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 18, 2017. Max Thunder is part of a continuous exercise program to enhance interoperability between U.S. and ROK forces. These exercises highlight the long-standing military partnership, commitment and enduring friendship between two nations, which help to ensure security on the Korean Peninsula, and reaffirm the U.S. commitment to stability in the Northeast Asia region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 35th Fighter Squadron taxis down the flightline during Exercise MAX THUNDER 17 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 18, 2017. Max Thunder is a regularly scheduled training exercise designed to enhance the readiness of U.S. and ROK forces to defend the Republic of Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeff Andrejcik/Released)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 35th Fighter Squadron taxis down the flightline during Exercise MAX THUNDER 17 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 18, 2017. Max Thunder is a regularly scheduled training exercise designed to enhance the readiness of U.S. and ROK forces to defend the Republic of Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeff Andrejcik/Released)

An F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 35th Fighter Squadron takes off during Exercise MAX THUNDER 17 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 18, 2017. This large-scale employment exercise increases the U.S. and ROK’s ability to work together shoulder-to-shoulder and ultimately enhances the U.S. and ROK capability to maintain peace in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeff Andrejcik/Released)

An F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 35th Fighter Squadron takes off during Exercise MAX THUNDER 17 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 18, 2017. This large-scale employment exercise increases the U.S. and ROK’s ability to work together shoulder-to-shoulder and ultimately enhances the U.S. and ROK capability to maintain peace in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeff Andrejcik/Released)

Two U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 80th Fighter Squadron taxi down the flightline during Exercise MAX THUNDER 17 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 18, 2017. Max Thunder is part of a continuous exercise program to enhance interoperability between U.S. and ROK forces. These exercises highlight the longstanding military partnership, commitment and enduring friendship between two nations, which help to ensure security on the Korean Peninsula, and reaffirm the U.S. commitment to stability in the Northeast Asia region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeff Andrejcik/Released)

Two U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 80th Fighter Squadron taxi down the flightline during Exercise MAX THUNDER 17 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 18, 2017. Max Thunder is part of a continuous exercise program to enhance interoperability between U.S. and ROK forces. These exercises highlight the longstanding military partnership, commitment and enduring friendship between two nations, which help to ensure security on the Korean Peninsula, and reaffirm the U.S. commitment to stability in the Northeast Asia region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeff Andrejcik/Released)

A Republic of Korea Air Force F-15K Slam Eagles from the 11th Fighter Squadron, Daegu Air Base, ROK, taxis down the flightline while an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 35th Fighter Squadron takes off during Exercise MAX THUNDER 17 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 18, 2017. In Max Thunder, U.S. and ROK air forces consistently train together to be ready around-the-clock to defend the Republic of Korea. The interoperability and trust developed between the allies in training is critical to ensure we are prepared for any challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released)

A Republic of Korea Air Force F-15K Slam Eagles from the 11th Fighter Squadron, Daegu Air Base, ROK, taxis down the flightline while an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 35th Fighter Squadron takes off during Exercise MAX THUNDER 17 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 18, 2017. In Max Thunder, U.S. and ROK air forces consistently train together to be ready around-the-clock to defend the Republic of Korea. The interoperability and trust developed between the allies in training is critical to ensure we are prepared for any challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released)

A McDonnell F-4E Phantom II from the 17th Fighter Squadron, Chung Ju Air Base, Republic of Korea takes off during Exercise MAX THUNDER 17 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 18, 2017. This large-scale employment exercise increases the U.S. and ROK’s ability to work together shoulder-to-shoulder and ultimately enhances the U.S. and ROK capability to maintain peace in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released)

A McDonnell F-4E Phantom II from the 17th Fighter Squadron, Chung Ju Air Base, Republic of Korea takes off during Exercise MAX THUNDER 17 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 18, 2017. This large-scale employment exercise increases the U.S. and ROK’s ability to work together shoulder-to-shoulder and ultimately enhances the U.S. and ROK capability to maintain peace in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 80th Fighter Squadron taxis down the flightline while a McDonnell F-4E Phantom II jet from the 17th Fighter Squadron, Chung Ju Air Base, Republic of Korea, takes off during Exercise MAX THUNDER 17 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 18, 2017. In Max Thunder, U.S. and ROK air forces consistently train together to be ready around-the-clock to defend the Republic of Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 80th Fighter Squadron taxis down the flightline while a McDonnell F-4E Phantom II jet from the 17th Fighter Squadron, Chung Ju Air Base, Republic of Korea, takes off during Exercise MAX THUNDER 17 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 18, 2017. In Max Thunder, U.S. and ROK air forces consistently train together to be ready around-the-clock to defend the Republic of Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released)

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- U.S. and ROK Air Forces conduct flight training during Exercise MAX THUNDER 17, which began April 17, 2017, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Max Thunder is part of a continuous exercise program to enhance interoperability between U.S. and ROK forces. These exercises highlight the longstanding military partnership, commitment and enduring friendship between two nations, which help to ensure security on the Korean Peninsula, and reaffirm the U.S. commitment to stability in the Northeast Asia region.