18th AGRS support Valiant Shield 20
An F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron gives a hand signal before takeoff to support exercise Valiant Shield on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 8, 2020. Valiant Shield is a biennial, U.S.-only field training exercise with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces in relation to current operational plans. Valiant Shield 20 provides an effective, flexible and capabilities centered force, enabling real-world proficiency in response to a variety of crises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sean Martin)

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Photo by: Staff Sgt. Sean Martin |  VIRIN: 200908-F-SR682-0206.JPG