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An F-35 Lightning II endures freezing temperatures in the 96th Test Wing's McKinley Climatic Laboratory Jan. 27, 2015, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The joint strike fighter has undergone four months of climate testing in the lab to certify the fleet to deploy to any corner of the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

An F-35 Lightning II endures freezing temperatures in the 96th Test Wing's McKinley Climatic Laboratory Jan. 27, 2015, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The joint strike fighter has undergone four months of climate testing in the lab to certify the fleet to deploy to any corner of the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Senior Airman Terrence Ruffin strains for an extra rep on a weight machine Jan. 23, 2015,  at the fitness center on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. In November 2014, 21-year-old Ruffin won his International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness "pro" card at a competition in Miami, becoming the youngest professional bodybuilder on the circuit in 28 years. Ruffin is an avionics Airman with the 16th Electronic Warfare Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Senior Airman Terrence Ruffin strains for an extra rep on a weight machine Jan. 23, 2015, at the fitness center on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. In November 2014, 21-year-old Ruffin won his International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness "pro" card at a competition in Miami, becoming the youngest professional bodybuilder on the circuit in 28 years. Ruffin is an avionics Airman with the 16th Electronic Warfare Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket successfully launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base Space Launch Complex-2, Jan. 31, 2015 at 6:22 a.m. PDT. This Delta II rocket carried NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive; the first Earth observing satellite. SMAP is designed to collect global observations of surface soil moisture and its freeze/thaw state. High resolution space-based measurements of soil moisture and whether the soil is frozen or thawed will give scientists a new capability to observe and predict natural hazards of extreme weather, climate change, floods and droughts, and will help reduce uncertainties in the understanding of Earth's water and carbon cycles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Peterson)

A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket successfully launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base Space Launch Complex-2, Jan. 31, 2015 at 6:22 a.m. PDT. This Delta II rocket carried NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive; the first Earth observing satellite. SMAP is designed to collect global observations of surface soil moisture and its freeze/thaw state. High resolution space-based measurements of soil moisture and whether the soil is frozen or thawed will give scientists a new capability to observe and predict natural hazards of extreme weather, climate change, floods and droughts, and will help reduce uncertainties in the understanding of Earth's water and carbon cycles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Peterson)

Four F-16 Fighting Falcons and four F-15K Slam Eagles prepare to take off to conduct their first aerial formation training scenario during exercise Buddy Wing 15-2, Feb. 3, 2015, at Daegu Air Base, South Korea. Buddy Wing exercises are part of a combined fighter exchange program designed to improve interoperability between U.S. Air Force and South Korean air force fighter units. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Divine Cox)

Four F-16 Fighting Falcons and four F-15K Slam Eagles prepare to take off to conduct their first aerial formation training scenario during exercise Buddy Wing 15-2, Feb. 3, 2015, at Daegu Air Base, South Korea. Buddy Wing exercises are part of a combined fighter exchange program designed to improve interoperability between U.S. Air Force and South Korean air force fighter units. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Divine Cox)

Airman 1st Class Zachary Jung signals an F-16 Fighting Falcon for departure Jan. 29, 2015, during a flying training deployment at Souda Bay, Greece. Jung, along with 300 personnel from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, are participating in the flying training deployment between the Hellenic and U.S. air forces at Souda Bay, from Jan. 16-Feb. 1. Jung is an assistant crew chief assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, and the F-16 is assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden)

Airman 1st Class Zachary Jung signals an F-16 Fighting Falcon for departure Jan. 29, 2015, during a flying training deployment at Souda Bay, Greece. Jung, along with 300 personnel from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, are participating in the flying training deployment between the Hellenic and U.S. air forces at Souda Bay, from Jan. 16-Feb. 1. Jung is an assistant crew chief assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, and the F-16 is assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden)

Thunderbirds pilots approach the University of Phoenix Stadium Feb. 1, 2015, to perform a flyover during Super Bowl XLIX, in Phoenix. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez)

Thunderbirds pilots approach the University of Phoenix Stadium Feb. 1, 2015, to perform a flyover during Super Bowl XLIX, in Phoenix. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez)

Airman 1st Class Alexander Hershberger takes inventory of storage bins Jan. 28, 2015, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany. During an average week, the 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s individual protective equipment team processes about 130 to 150 service member’s individual protective gear, ranging from bases all over U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa. Hershberger is an IPE assigned to the 86th LRS. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Michael Stuart)

Airman 1st Class Alexander Hershberger takes inventory of storage bins Jan. 28, 2015, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany. During an average week, the 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s individual protective equipment team processes about 130 to 150 service member’s individual protective gear, ranging from bases all over U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa. Hershberger is an IPE assigned to the 86th LRS. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Michael Stuart)

Two Bangladesh air force (BAF) F-7BG Defenders, a BAF C-130B Hercules, and two U.S. Air Force C-130H Hercules aircraft prepare to take off Jan. 28, 2015, from BAF Base Bangabandhu, Bangladesh, during exercise Cope South. Cope South is a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored, bilateral tactical airlift exercise conducted in Bangladesh, with a focus on cooperative flight operations, day and night low-level navigation, tactical airdrop, and air-land missions as well as subject matter expert exchanges in the fields of operations, maintenance and rigging disciplines. The C-130H is assigned to the 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota Air Base, Japan. (Courtesy photo/Bangladesh air force)

Two Bangladesh air force (BAF) F-7BG Defenders, a BAF C-130B Hercules, and two U.S. Air Force C-130H Hercules aircraft prepare to take off Jan. 28, 2015, from BAF Base Bangabandhu, Bangladesh, during exercise Cope South. Cope South is a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored, bilateral tactical airlift exercise conducted in Bangladesh, with a focus on cooperative flight operations, day and night low-level navigation, tactical airdrop, and air-land missions as well as subject matter expert exchanges in the fields of operations, maintenance and rigging disciplines. The C-130H is assigned to the 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota Air Base, Japan. (Courtesy photo/Bangladesh air force)

First Lt. Greg Johnston and Capt. RJ Bergman fly their UH-1N Iroquois over a mountain range Jan. 27, 2015, near Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. The flight took the crew over a variety of terrain and altitudes, from flatlands to valleys and mountains. Both Airmen are 40th Helicopter Squadron rescue pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dillon Johnston)

First Lt. Greg Johnston and Capt. RJ Bergman fly their UH-1N Iroquois over a mountain range Jan. 27, 2015, near Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. The flight took the crew over a variety of terrain and altitudes, from flatlands to valleys and mountains. Both Airmen are 40th Helicopter Squadron rescue pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dillon Johnston)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off during a flying training deployment Jan. 30, 2015, at Souda Bay, Greece. The aircraft conducted the training as part of the bilateral deployment between the Greek and U.S. air forces to develop interoperability and cohesion between the two NATO partners. The F-16 is assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden)
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off during a flying training deployment Jan. 30, 2015, at Souda Bay, Greece. The aircraft conducted the training as part of the bilateral deployment between the Greek and U.S. air forces to develop interoperability and cohesion between the two NATO partners. The F-16 is assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden)

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