Air Force Photos

FW Commander leads the fight
Col. David Mineau, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, prepares to take off in an F-16 Fighting Falcon after finishing end of runway checks Oct. 10, 2016, during Red Flag-Alaska 17-1 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The exercise simulated the first 10 combat sorties of an initial surge during a conflict, enabling pilots to better understand the stresses of the environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel)

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Photo by: Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel |  VIRIN: 161010-F-FT438-982.JPG