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An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off for a sortie training mission during Red Flag 14-1, Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Combat units come together from the U.S. and its allied countries to engage in realistic combat training scenarios within Nellis AFB’s 2.9 million acre Test and Training Range Complex. The F-16 is assigned to the 120th Fighter Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Wolfram M. Stumpf)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off for a sortie training mission during Red Flag 14-1, Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Combat units come together from the U.S. and its allied countries to engage in realistic combat training scenarios within Nellis AFB’s 2.9 million acre Test and Training Range Complex. The F-16 is assigned to the 120th Fighter Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Wolfram M. Stumpf)

Tech. Sgt. Michael Lloyd performs a deadlift Jan. 25, 2014, at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Ga. Lloyd broke four U.S.A. Powerlifting Georgia state records at the 2014 Winter Classic and Single Ply Invitational. He set a record for squat, bench press, three event total (squat, bench press, deadlift), and bench press only for the Masters Division in his weight class at his first powerlifting competition. Lloyd is assigned to the 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Charles Delano)

Tech. Sgt. Michael Lloyd performs a deadlift Jan. 25, 2014, at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Ga. Lloyd broke four U.S.A. Powerlifting Georgia state records at the 2014 Winter Classic and Single Ply Invitational. He set a record for squat, bench press, three event total (squat, bench press, deadlift), and bench press only for the Masters Division in his weight class at his first powerlifting competition. Lloyd is assigned to the 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Charles Delano)

A B-2 Spirit takes off during Red Flag 14-1, Jan. 28, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The B-2 is a multirole bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. Red Flag gives Airmen an opportunity to experience realistic, stressful combat situations in a controlled environment to increase their combat readiness and effectiveness. The B-2 is assigned to the 13th Bomb Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler)

A B-2 Spirit takes off during Red Flag 14-1, Jan. 28, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The B-2 is a multirole bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. Red Flag gives Airmen an opportunity to experience realistic, stressful combat situations in a controlled environment to increase their combat readiness and effectiveness. The B-2 is assigned to the 13th Bomb Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler)

Master Sgt. Dom Perlich participates in Beretta M9 pistol training at the range, Feb. 2, 2014, at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C. Perlich is assigned to the 169th Security Forces Squadron, South Carolina Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Caycee Watson)

Master Sgt. Dom Perlich participates in Beretta M9 pistol training at the range, Feb. 2, 2014, at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C. Perlich is assigned to the 169th Security Forces Squadron, South Carolina Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Caycee Watson)

Airman 1st Class Quincy Jackson signals an E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control aircraft to halt Jan. 28, 2014, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The AWACS aircraft provides Kadena AB visibility of virtually everything in the air and allows service members to project superior force for any operation. Jackson is a 961st Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief. The aircraft is assigned to the 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Maeson L. Elleman)

Airman 1st Class Quincy Jackson signals an E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control aircraft to halt Jan. 28, 2014, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The AWACS aircraft provides Kadena AB visibility of virtually everything in the air and allows service members to project superior force for any operation. Jackson is a 961st Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief. The aircraft is assigned to the 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Maeson L. Elleman)

An Airman defrosts a C-130J Super Hercules Feb. 6, 2014, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. A de-icer truck uses a half-and-half mixture of a red fluid and water, sprayed at high pressure, to remove ice from the surface of aircraft during the winter seasons. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kayla Newman)

An Airman defrosts a C-130J Super Hercules Feb. 6, 2014, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. A de-icer truck uses a half-and-half mixture of a red fluid and water, sprayed at high pressure, to remove ice from the surface of aircraft during the winter seasons. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kayla Newman)

Staff Sgt. Tyrin Rush looks at a technical order during Red Flag 14-1, Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag provides realistic combat training in a contested, degraded and operationally limited environment. This provides aircrews with real-time war scenarios and helps their ground crews also test their readiness capabilities. Rush is a crew chief with the 366th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brett Clashman)

Staff Sgt. Tyrin Rush looks at a technical order during Red Flag 14-1, Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag provides realistic combat training in a contested, degraded and operationally limited environment. This provides aircrews with real-time war scenarios and helps their ground crews also test their readiness capabilities. Rush is a crew chief with the 366th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brett Clashman)

Senior Airman Aljon Alfonso performs pre-flight checks before his assigned F-15E Strike Eagle heads out for a night training mission during Red Flag 14-1, Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Night missions have been integrated into Red Flag to prepare pilots and aircrews for missions in low-light environments. Alfonso is a crew chief from the 366th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz)

Senior Airman Aljon Alfonso performs pre-flight checks before his assigned F-15E Strike Eagle heads out for a night training mission during Red Flag 14-1, Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Night missions have been integrated into Red Flag to prepare pilots and aircrews for missions in low-light environments. Alfonso is a crew chief from the 366th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz)

Airmen with the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron work on the engine of a C-130J Super Hercules during snowfall Feb. 6, 2014, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. Snowfall began at approximately 2:30 a.m., with an expected maximum accumulation of 4 inches. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kayla Newman)

Airmen with the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron work on the engine of a C-130J Super Hercules during snowfall Feb. 6, 2014, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. Snowfall began at approximately 2:30 a.m., with an expected maximum accumulation of 4 inches. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kayla Newman)

Capt. Daniel Moore, left, and Capt. Kyle Heiderich, right, check a launch control center panel during missile launch procedures training Feb. 3, 2014, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The 576th Flight Test Squadron is America's only ICBM training and testing squadron that conducts an average of three to four test launches a year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)
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Capt. Daniel Moore, left, and Capt. Kyle Heiderich, right, check a launch control center panel during missile launch procedures training Feb. 3, 2014, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The 576th Flight Test Squadron is America's only ICBM training and testing squadron that conducts an average of three to four test launches a year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

The first newly-upgraded operational B1-B Lancer arrives Jan. 21, 2014, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The B-1B Lancer was recently upgraded with a new Integrated Battle Station. The IBS is a combination of three different upgrades, which include a Fully Integrated Data Link, a Vertical Situation Display upgrade, and a Central Integrated System upgrade. These three modifications fall under the IBS initiative, which is slated to be installed concurrently through 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Richard Ebensberger)
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The first newly-upgraded operational B1-B Lancer arrives Jan. 21, 2014, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The B-1B Lancer was recently upgraded with a new Integrated Battle Station. The IBS is a combination of three different upgrades, which include a Fully Integrated Data Link, a Vertical Situation Display upgrade, and a Central Integrated System upgrade. These three modifications fall under the IBS initiative, which is slated to be installed concurrently through 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Richard Ebensberger)

Capt. Philip Gunn participates in a flyover during the interment ceremony of Brig. Gen. Robinson Risner, Jan. 23, 2014, at Arlington National Cemetery. Risner was the Air Force's 20th ace and survived more than seven years of captivity as a prisoner during the Vietnam War. Gunn is a 336th Fighter Squadron weapons system officer assigned to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. (Courtesy photo)
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Capt. Philip Gunn participates in a flyover during the interment ceremony of Brig. Gen. Robinson Risner, Jan. 23, 2014, at Arlington National Cemetery. Risner was the Air Force's 20th ace and survived more than seven years of captivity as a prisoner during the Vietnam War. Gunn is a 336th Fighter Squadron weapons system officer assigned to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. (Courtesy photo)

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