Checkered Flag 18-1, Combat Archer

Checkered Flag 18-1

A 43rd Fighter Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., F-22 Raptor goes down the Tyndall flightline Nov. 9, 2017. Tyndall Raptors participated in Checkered Flag 18-1, a large-scale aerial exercise designed to integrate fourth and fifth-generation airframes to enhance the capabilities of Airmen while providing training to rapidly respond to current, real-world conflicts and preparing for the future of air superiority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sergio A. Gamboa/Released)

Checkered Flag 18-1

A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle from the 389th Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, flies over the Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., flightline Nov. 9, 2017. The 389th FS are responsible for sustaining combat readiness to conduct a variety of short-notice contingency operations worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook/Released)

Checkered Flag 18-1

U.S. Air Force pilots from the 79th Fighter Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., walk down the Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., flightline Nov. 9, 2017. The 79th FS came to Tyndall to participate in Checkered Flag 18-1, a large-scale aerial exercise designed to integrate fourth and fifth-generation airframes and Combat Archer, a Weapons System Evaluation Program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sergio A. Gamboa/Released)

Checkered Flag 18-1

U.S. Air Force pilot from the 389th Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, hops into the canopy of an F-15E Strike Eagle at the Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., flightline Nov. 9, 2017. Mountain Home was at Tyndall to participate Checkered Flag 18-1, a large-scale aerial exercise designed to integrate fourth and fifth-generation airframes and Combat Archer, a Weapon System Evaluation Program. The 389th FS sent approximately 240 operations and maintenance Airmen and 14 F-15E Strike Eagles to the two-week long exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sergio A. Gamboa/Released)

Checkered Flag 18-1

U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho and F-16 Falcons from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., sit on the flightline at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., prior to flying sorties Nov. 7, 2017. Airmen and aircraft from Mountain Home and Shaw came to Tyndall to take part in Checkered Flag 18-1, a two week long large-scale exercise that integrates the war-fighting power of both fourth- and fifth- generation aircraft with a focus on training for current and future conflicts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook/Released)

Checkered Flag 18-1

A U.S. Air Force pilot from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, performs a pre-flight check on an F-15E Strike Eagle parked on the flightline at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 9, 2017. Mountain Home Airmen and assets were at Tyndall participating in Checkered Flag 18-1, a large-scale aerial exercise designed to integrate fourth and fifth-generation airframes while providing a platform for maintenance teams to be evaluated. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah J. Soliz/Released)

Checkered Flag 18-1

U.S. Air Force Airmen inspect the underbelly of an F-15E Strike Eagle from the 389th Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, at the Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., flightline Nov. 9, 2017. Mountain Home was at Tyndall to participate Checkered Flag 18-1, a large-scale aerial exercise designed to integrate fourth and fifth-generation airframes and Combat Archer, a Weapon System Evaluation Program. The 389th FS sent approximately 240 operations and maintenance Airmen and 14 F-15E Strike Eagles to the two-week long exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sergio A. Gamboa/Released)

Checkered Flag 18-1

A 43rd Fighter Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., F-22 Raptor goes down the Tyndall flightline Nov. 9, 2017. Tyndall Raptors participated in Checkered Flag 18-1, a large-scale aerial exercise designed to integrate fourth and fifth-generation airframes to enhance the capabilities of Airmen while providing training to rapidly respond to current, real-world conflicts and preparing for the future of air superiority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sergio A. Gamboa/Released)

Checkered Flag 18-1

A U.S. Air Force QF-16 Aerial Target flies over the Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., flightline Nov. 9, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook/Released)

Checkered Flag 18-1
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A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle from the 389th Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, flies over the Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., flightline Nov. 9, 2017. Mountain Home was at Tyndall to Tyndall to participate in Checkered Flag 18-1, a large-scale aerial exercise designed to integrate fourth and fifth-generation airframes and Combat Archer, a Weapons System Evaluation Program. The 389th FS are responsible for sustaining combat readiness to conduct a variety of short-notice contingency operations worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sergio A. Gamboa/Released)

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A U.S. Air Force Airman from the 79th Fighter Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., looks down the Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., flightline Nov. 9, 2017. The 79th FS came to Tyndall to participate in Checkered Flag 18-1, a large-scale aerial exercise designed to integrate fourth and fifth-generation airframes and Combat Archer, a Weapons System Evaluation Program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sergio A. Gamboa/Released)

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A U.S. Air Force Airman walks down the flightline pushing a cart of tools at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 7, 2017. Airmen from more than eight Air Force installations across the United States converged to Tyndall to take part in Checkered Flag 18-1, a two week long large-scale exercise that integrates the war-fighting power of both fourth- and fifth- generation aircraft and the concurrently running Weapon Systems Evaluation Program, Combat Archer, allowing for a maximum amount of training for a lessened cost to the U.S. taxpayers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor from the 525th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, taxis down the flightline at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 3, 2017. The 525th FS F-22 Raptors came to Tyndall to participate in exercise Checkered Flag 18-1 and Combat Archer from Nov. 6-17. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah J. Soliz/Released)
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A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor from the 525th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, taxis down the flightline at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 3, 2017. The 525th FS F-22 Raptors came to Tyndall to participate in exercise Checkered Flag 18-1 and Combat Archer from Nov. 6-17. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah J. Soliz/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor from the 525th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, sits parked on the flightline at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 7, 2017. The 525th FS sent several Raptors to Tyndall to participate in Checkered Flag 18-1, a large-scale aerial exercise designed to integrate fourth and fifth-generation airframes and the concurrently running Weapon Systems Evaluation Program, Combat Archer Nov. 6-17. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah J. Soliz/Released)
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A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor from the 525th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, sits parked on the flightline at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 7, 2017. The 525th FS sent several Raptors to Tyndall to participate in Checkered Flag 18-1, a large-scale aerial exercise designed to integrate fourth and fifth-generation airframes and the concurrently running Weapon Systems Evaluation Program, Combat Archer Nov. 6-17. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah J. Soliz/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrew Alcozer, 3rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, cleans the canopy of a 525th Fighter Squadron F-22 Raptor at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 7, 2017. Tyndall AFB is the host location for Checkered Flag 18-1, a large-scale aerial exercise designed to integrate fourth and fifth-generation airframes while providing a platform for maintenance teams to be evaluated. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah J. Soliz/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrew Alcozer, 3rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, cleans the canopy of a 525th Fighter Squadron F-22 Raptor at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 7, 2017. Tyndall AFB is the host location for Checkered Flag 18-1, a large-scale aerial exercise designed to integrate fourth and fifth-generation airframes while providing a platform for maintenance teams to be evaluated. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah J. Soliz/Released)

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Checkered Flag 18-1, a large-scale aerial exercise designed to integrate fourth and fifth-generation airframes to enhance the capabilities of Airmen while providing training to rapidly respond to current, real-world conflicts and preparing for the future of air superiority and Combat Archer, a 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group Weapon System Evaluation Program.