Ho'okele Staff | Jun 22, 2012
RED FLAG-Alaska is one of the largest international air-combat employment exercises in the world and is designed to test the specific capabilities of the military units that take part in the exercise and increase their chance of survival during actual combat.
A C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from the 535th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, awaits takeoff from a gravel-surfaced semi-prepared airstrip after landing there for a delivery mission June 15.
U.S. Air Force photos by Capt. Ben Sakrisson
(Upper right) Capt. Adrian Martin, a pilot from the 535th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, turns a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft on a gravel-surfaced semi-prepared airstrip.