Thunderbolts light up the sky during Checkered Flag 18-1
A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle from the 389th Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, sits parked on the flightline as a 43rd Fighter squadron F-22 Raptor takes off in the distance at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., 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 while providing a platform for maintenance teams to be evaluated. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah J. Soliz/Released)