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U.S., Multinational Air Forces Participate in Exercise Red Flag 12-2

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft takes off from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, for a combat training mission, June 11, 2012, during Red Flag-Alaska 12-2. The aircraft pilot is assigned to the 77th Fighter Squadron. Red Flag-Alaska is a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise providing joint offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth
  • German air force Master Sgt. Diana Glamich conducts preflight checks on a GAF Eurofighter Typhoon before a combat training mission during Red Flag-Alaska 12-2 on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 11, 2012. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth
  • A German air force pilot conducts preflight checks from the cockpit of a GAF Eurofighter Typhoon before a combat training mission during Red Flag-Alaska 12-2 on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 11, 2012. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth
  • German air force Tech. Sgt. Alex Muller marshals a GAF Eurofighter Typhoon out for a combat training mission during Red Flag-Alaska 12-2 on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 11, 2012. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth
  • A German air force pilot conducts preflight checks from the cockpit of a GAF Eurofighter Typhoon before a combat training mission during Red Flag-Alaska 12-2 on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 11, 2012. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth
  • A Polish air force pilot conducts a preflight check from the cockpit of an F-16C Fighting Falcon before departing for a combat training mission during Red Flag-Alaska 12-2 on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 11, 2012. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth
  • A Polish air force F-16C Fighting Falcon taxis toward the runway before departing for a combat training mission during Red Flag-Alaska 12-2 on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 11, 2012. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth
  • Polish air force avionics technicians conduct an avionics diagnostic test on an F-16C Fighting Falcon during Red Flag-Alaska 12-2 on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 11, 2012. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth
  • Polish air force Sgt. Maciej Szturomski, an avionics technician, uses a speed wrench to close a panel after conducting an avionics diagnostic test on an F-16C Fighting Falcon during Red Flag-Alaska 12-2 on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 11, 2012. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth
  • A Polish air force warrant officer 04 completes maintenance forms after conducting an avionics diagnostic test on an F-16C Fighting Falcon during Red Flag-Alaska 12-2 on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 11, 2012. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth
  • German air force Tech. Sgt. Alex Muller awaits clearance to launch a Eurofighter Typhoon while a KC-135 Stratotanker takes off  in support of combat training missions during Red Flag-Alaska 12-2 on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 11, 2012.
The KC-135 crew is assigned to the 168th Air Refueling Wing, Air National Guard. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth
  • A German air force crew chief marshals a GAF Eurofighter Typhoon out for a combat training mission during Red Flag-Alaska 12-2 on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 11, 2012. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth
  • U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Marc Rosenberg conducts preflight checks before launchng a 25th Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II for a combat training mission during Red Flag-Alaska 12-2 on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 12, 2012. Rosenberg, a crew chief, is assigned to the 51st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth
  • A U.S. Air Force pilot signals to the ground crew from the cockpit of an F-16C Fighting Falcon as it taxis toward the runway before taking off on a combat training mission during Red Flag-Alaska 12-2 on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 12, 2012. The pilot is assigned to the 77th Fighter Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth
  • Four Japanese air self-defense force F-15J Eagles taxi toward the runway before taking off on a combat training mission during Red Flag-Alaska 12-2 on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 12, 2012. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth
  • U.S. Air Force Maj. Vince O'Conner climbs into the cockpit of an F-16C Fighting Falcon before a combat training mission during Red Flag-Alaska 12-2 on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 12, 2012. O'Conner, a pilot, is assigned to the 36th Fighter Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth
  • U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Sarah Sagers removes the chalks from under an  A-10 Thunderbolt II before a combat training mission during Red Flag-Alaska 12-2 on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 12, 2012. Sagers, a crew chief, is assigned to the 51st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth
  • U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Sarah Sagers helps U.S. Air Force Capt. James Flagg get strapped into an A-10 Thunderbolt II before departing for a combat training mission during Red Flag-Alaska 12-2 on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 12, 2012. Sagers, a crew chief, is assigned to the 51st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and Flagg, a pilot, is assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth
  • U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Sarah Sagers speaks with a pilot before a combat training mission during Red Flag-Alaska 12-2 on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 12, 2012. Sagers, a crew chief, is assigned to the 51st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth
  • A U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft takes off for a combat training mission during Red Flag-Alaska 12-2 on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 12, 2012. The pilot is assigned to the 77th Fighter Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth
  • Two U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft return to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, after completing a combat training mission, June 11, 2012, during Red Flag-Alaska 12-2. The aircraft pilots are assigned to the 77th Fighter Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth