C-17 lands on gravel-surfaced semi-prepared airstrip for RED FLAG-Alaska

A C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from the 535th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, awaits takeoff from a gravel-surfaced semi-prepared airstrip after landing there for a delivery mission June 15 as part of the RED FLAG-Alaska military exercise. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Ben Sakrisson)

PHOTO BY: Capt. Ben Sakrisson
VIRIN: 120615-F-MC921-003.JPG
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