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Maintainers launch airpower during RED FLAG-Alaska 21-2

Airman 1st Class Matthew Wood, 8th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, left, and Senior Airman Kodi Vigil, 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, pose for a photo during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 18, 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)

Airman 1st Class Matthew Wood, 8th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, left, and Senior Airman Kodi Vigil, 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, pose for a photo during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 18, 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)

Senior Airman Kodi Vigil, 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, fills out paperwork after launching an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 18, 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)

Senior Airman Kodi Vigil, 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, fills out paperwork after launching an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 18, 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)

Airman 1st Class Wilmer Perez Perez, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, Kadena Air Base, Japan, monitors the control panel while refueling an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 18, 2021. Laboratory petroleum, oil and lubricants Airmen ensure the fuels distributed to aircraft are safe and within guidelines to ensure RF-A 21-2’s mission success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Airman 1st Class Wilmer Perez Perez, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, Kadena Air Base, Japan, monitors the control panel while refueling an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 18, 2021. Laboratory petroleum, oil and lubricants Airmen ensure the fuels distributed to aircraft are safe and within guidelines to ensure RF-A 21-2’s mission success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Maj. Chris “Tuco” Harrison, 80th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations and chief of standards and evaluations, left, and Senior Airman Kodi Vigil, 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, work together to prepare an F-16 Fighting Falcon for launch during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 18, 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)

Maj. Chris “Tuco” Harrison, 80th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations and chief of standards and evaluations, left, and Senior Airman Kodi Vigil, 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, work together to prepare an F-16 Fighting Falcon for launch during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 18, 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)

Maj. Chris “Tuco” Harrison, 80th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations and chief of standards and evaluations, walks toward an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 18, 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)

Maj. Chris “Tuco” Harrison, 80th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations and chief of standards and evaluations, walks toward an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 18, 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)

A fuel hose lays on the ground underneath an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 18, 2021. Laboratory petroleum, oil and lubricants Airmen ensure the fuels distributed to aircraft are safe and within guidelines to ensure the F-16’s mission success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

A fuel hose lays on the ground underneath an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 18, 2021. Laboratory petroleum, oil and lubricants Airmen ensure the fuels distributed to aircraft are safe and within guidelines to ensure the F-16’s mission success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Senior Airman Kodi Vigil, 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, watches Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) F-15J Eagles prepare for launch during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 18, 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)

Senior Airman Kodi Vigil, 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, watches Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) F-15J Eagles prepare for launch during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 18, 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)

Senior Airman Kodi Vigil, 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, prepares the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, during RED FLAG-Alaska 21-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 18, 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)

Senior Airman Kodi Vigil, 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, prepares the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, during RED FLAG-Alaska 21-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 18, 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)

Maj. Chris “Tuco” Harrison, 80th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations and chief of standards and evaluations, prepares to taxi during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 18, 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)

Maj. Chris “Tuco” Harrison, 80th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations and chief of standards and evaluations, prepares to taxi during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 18, 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)

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Airman 1st Class Matthew Wood, 8th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, left, and Senior Airman Kodi Vigil, 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, pose for a photo during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 18, 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)