U.S., International Pilots Participate in Red Flag 2013

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • An A-10 Thunderbolt pilot waves as he taxis down the runway during Red Flag-Alaska 13-3, a series of exercises over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, Aug. 13, 2013. The pilot is assigned to the 163rd Fighter Squadron, Indiana Air National Guard. Red Flag provides offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and employment training for large forces in a simulated combat environment. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Araos
  • A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon receives final inspections before take off during Red Flag-Alaska 13-3 over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, Aug. 13, 2013. The pilot is assigned to the 100th Fighter Squadron, Dannelly Field, Ala. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Araos
  • An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron takes off during Red Flag-Alaska 13-3 over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, Aug. 13, 2013. The pilot is assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron, which trains crews to oppose each other and simulate real world situations. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Araos
  • A South Korea air force F-15K Slam Eagle taxis down the runway during Red Flag-Alaska 13-3 over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, Aug. 13, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Araos
  • U.S. Air Force Capts. Tanner Betsinger and John Davis pilot a KC-135 Stratotanker during Red Flag-Alaska 13-3 over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, Aug. 14, 2013. Betsinger and Davis are assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron from Kadena Air Base, Japan. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Perras
  • U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor aircraft fly alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker, foreground, during Red Flag-Alaska 13-3, a series of exercises over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, Aug. 14, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Perras
  • U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Roger Braun prepares to lower the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during Red Flag-Alaska 13 over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, Aug. 14, 2013. Braun, a boom operator, is assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Perras
  • A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor aircraft, below, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft for its refueling during Red Flag-Alaska 13-3 over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, Aug. 14, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Perras
  • U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor aircraft fly behind a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, not shown, during Red Flag-Alaska 13-3 over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, Aug. 14, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Perras