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F-16s soar during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2

An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 16, 2021. RF-A is a Pacific Air Forces-directed field training exercise designed to provide U.S. and allied forces realistic air combat training for which enhances joint and bilateral interoperability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 16, 2021. RF-A is a Pacific Air Forces-directed field training exercise designed to provide U.S. and allied forces realistic air combat training for which enhances joint and bilateral interoperability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon taxis before takeoff during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 16, 2021. RF-A exercises are focused on improving the combat readiness of U.S. and international forces and providing training for units preparing for air and space expeditionary force tasking. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon taxis before takeoff during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 16, 2021. RF-A exercises are focused on improving the combat readiness of U.S. and international forces and providing training for units preparing for air and space expeditionary force tasking. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon flies over Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 at Eielson AFB, Alaska, June 17, 2021. RF-A reinforces the United States' continued commitment to the region as a Paciic nation, leader and power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon flies over Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 at Eielson AFB, Alaska, June 17, 2021. RF-A reinforces the United States' continued commitment to the region as a Paciic nation, leader and power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, taxi before takeoff during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 16, 2021. RF-A is a Pacific Air Forces-directed field training exercise designed to provide realistic air combat training for U.S. and allied forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, taxi before takeoff during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 16, 2021. RF-A is a Pacific Air Forces-directed field training exercise designed to provide realistic air combat training for U.S. and allied forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 16, 2021. RF-A is a Pacific Air Forces-directed field training exercise designed to provide U.S. and allied forces realistic air combat training for which enhances joint and bilateral interoperability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 16, 2021. RF-A is a Pacific Air Forces-directed field training exercise designed to provide U.S. and allied forces realistic air combat training for which enhances joint and bilateral interoperability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, and A-10 Thunderbolt II's assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, wait for takeoff during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 16, 2021. This exercise provides unique opportunities to integrate various forces into joint and multilateral training from simulated forward operating bases. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, and A-10 Thunderbolt II's assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, wait for takeoff during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 16, 2021. This exercise provides unique opportunities to integrate various forces into joint and multilateral training from simulated forward operating bases. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 16, 2021. RF-A is a Pacific Air Forces-directed field training exercise designed to provide U.S. and allied forces realistic air combat training for which enhances joint and bilateral interoperability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)