VMFA-232 ramps up for RED FLAG-Alaska 17-1
A variety of units aircraft and personnel, including U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet aircraft and personnel from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232 out of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., gather in their ramp space as a pair of U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 36th Fighter Squadron out of Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, prepare to land at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 10, 2016, after the first RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 17-1 combat training mission. Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises like RF-A are vital to maintaining peace and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik)

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