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)

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Photo by: Senior Airman Sergio A. Gamboa |  VIRIN: 171109-F-IH072-1074.JPG