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Eglin units complete successful Northern Edge deployment

Northern Edge

U.S. Air Force test pilots assigned to the 53rd Wing from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., step onto the flight line at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 6, 2021, in support of flight operations above the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex and Gulf of Alaska during Exercise Northern Edge 2021 (NE21). Navy, Air Force and Marine aircraft executed flight missions during NE21 demonstrating seamless, joint combat capabilities during NE21. Approximately 15,000 U.S. service members are participating in the joint training exercise hosted by U.S. Pacific Air Forces May 3-14, 2021.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adriana Barrientos)

Northern Edge

A U.S. Air Force F-15EX Eagle assigned to the 53rd Wing out of Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., takes off in support of Northern Edge 21 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 5, 2021. Approximately 15,000 U.S. service members participate in a joint training exercise hosted by U.S. Pacific Air Forces May 3-14, 2021, on and above the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, the Gulf of Alaska, and temporary maritime activities area. NE21 is one in a series of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command exercises designed to sharpen the joint forces' skills, practice tactics, techniques, and procedures, improve command, control, and communication relationships develop cooperative plans and programs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)

Northern Edge

A U.S. Air Force F-35, assigned to the 53rd Wing from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., prepares to taxi on the flight line at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 6, 2021, in support of exercise Northern Edge 2021. Approximately 15,000 U.S. service members are participating in a joint training exercise hosted by U.S. Pacific Air Forces May 3-14, 2021, on and above the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, the Gulf of Alaska, and temporary maritime activities area. NE21 is one in a series of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command exercises designed to sharpen the joint forces’ skills; to practice tactics, techniques, and procedures; to improve command, control and communication relationships; and to develop cooperative plans and programs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adriana Barrientos)

Northern Edge

A U.S. Air Force F-15EX Eagle assigned to the 53rd Wing out of Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., takes off at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 5, 2021, during Northern Edge 21. Approximately 15,000 U.S. service members participate in a joint training exercise hosted by U.S. Pacific Air Forces May 3-14, 2021, on and above the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, the Gulf of Alaska, and temporary maritime activities area. NE21 is one in a series of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command exercises designed to sharpen the joint forces' skills, practice tactics, techniques, and procedures, improve command, control, and communication relationships develop cooperative plans and programs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)

F-15s on the rams

F-15s from the 53rd Wing and 96th Test Wing sit on the ramp at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson during Northern Edge 21. Approximately 15,000 U.S. service members are participating in a joint training exercise hosted by U.S. Pacific Air Forces May 3-14, 2021, on and above the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, the Gulf of Alaska, and temporary maritime activities area. NE21 is one in a series of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command exercises designed to sharpen the joint forces’ skills; to practice tactics, techniques, and procedures; to improve command, control and communication relationships; and to develop cooperative plans and programs. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt Savanah Bray)

Northern Edge

A U.S. Air Force F-15EX Eagle assigned to the 53rd Wing out of Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., takes off in support of Northern Edge 21 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 5, 2021. Approximately 15,000 U.S. service members participate in a joint training exercise hosted by U.S. Pacific Air Forces May 3-14, 2021, on and above the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, the Gulf of Alaska, and temporary maritime activities area. NE21 is one in a series of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command exercises designed to sharpen the joint forces' skills, practice tactics, techniques, and procedures, improve command, control, and communication relationships develop cooperative plans and programs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)

F-15s on the rams

Maj. Aaron Osborne, F-15C pilot, 28th Test and Evaluation Squadron prepares to fly an operational test sortie at Northern Edge 21 carrying an Infrared Search and Track pod, known as the Legion Pod. Approximately 15,000 U.S. service members are participating in a joint training exercise hosted by U.S. Pacific Air Forces May 3-14, 2021, on and above the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, the Gulf of Alaska, and temporary maritime activities area. NE21 is one in a series of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command exercises designed to sharpen the joint forces’ skills; to practice tactics, techniques, and procedures; to improve command, control and communication relationships; and to develop cooperative plans and programs. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt Savanah Bray)