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An F-15E Strike Eagle, assigned to the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, takes off for Agile Strike Sept. 18, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 336th EFS sent two aircraft and personnel to operate missions out of Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility through adaptive basing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

An F-15E Strike Eagle, assigned to the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, takes off for Agile Strike Sept. 18, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 336th EFS sent two aircraft and personnel to operate missions out of Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility through adaptive basing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

An F-15E Strike Eagle, assigned to the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, takes off for Agile Strike Sept. 18, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 336th EFS sent two aircraft and personnel to operate missions out of Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility through adaptive basing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

An F-15E Strike Eagle, assigned to the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, takes off for Agile Strike Sept. 18, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 336th EFS sent two aircraft and personnel to operate missions out of Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility through adaptive basing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

An F-15E Strike Eagle, assigned to the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, takes off for Agile Strike Sept. 18, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 336th EFS sent two aircraft and personnel to operate missions out of Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility through adaptive basing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

An F-15E Strike Eagle, assigned to the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, takes off for Agile Strike Sept. 18, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 336th EFS sent two aircraft and personnel to operate missions out of Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility through adaptive basing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Two F-15E Strike Eagles, assigned to the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, taxi before flight for Agile Strike Sept. 18, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 336th EFS sent two aircraft and personnel to operate missions out of Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility through adaptive basing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Two F-15E Strike Eagles, assigned to the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, taxi before flight for Agile Strike Sept. 18, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 336th EFS sent two aircraft and personnel to operate missions out of Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility through adaptive basing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Weapons load crew members walk away from an F-15E Strike Eagle after arming munitions before flight for Agile Strike Sept. 18, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 336th EFS sent two aircraft and personnel to operate missions out of Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility through adaptive basing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Weapons load crew members walk away from an F-15E Strike Eagle after arming munitions before flight for Agile Strike Sept. 18, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 336th EFS sent two aircraft and personnel to operate missions out of Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility through adaptive basing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Weapons load crew members arm the munitions on an F-15E Strike Eagle before flight for Agile Strike Sept. 18, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 336th EFS sent two aircraft and personnel to operate missions out of Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility through adaptive basing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Weapons load crew members arm the munitions on an F-15E Strike Eagle before flight for Agile Strike Sept. 18, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 336th EFS sent two aircraft and personnel to operate missions out of Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility through adaptive basing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

A 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron aircrew prepares for flight for Agile Strike Sept. 18, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 336th EFS sent two aircraft and personnel to operate missions out of Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility through adaptive basing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

A 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron aircrew prepares for flight for Agile Strike Sept. 18, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 336th EFS sent two aircraft and personnel to operate missions out of Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility through adaptive basing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Airman 1st Class Brandon Maximovich, 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle crew chief, performs a pre-flight inspection before takeoff for Agile Strike Sept. 18, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 336th EFS sent two aircraft and personnel to operate missions out of Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility through adaptive basing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Airman 1st Class Brandon Maximovich, 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle crew chief, performs a pre-flight inspection before takeoff for Agile Strike Sept. 18, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 336th EFS sent two aircraft and personnel to operate missions out of Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility through adaptive basing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

A 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron aircrew prepares for flight for Agile Strike Sept. 18, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 336th EFS sent two aircraft and personnel to operate missions out of Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility through adaptive basing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

A 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron aircrew prepares for flight for Agile Strike Sept. 18, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 336th EFS sent two aircraft and personnel to operate missions out of Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility through adaptive basing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

A 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron aircrew prepares for flight for Agile Strike Sept. 18, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 336th EFS sent two aircraft and personnel to operate missions out of Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility through adaptive basing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)
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A 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron aircrew prepares for flight for Agile Strike Sept. 18, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 336th EFS sent two aircraft and personnel to operate missions out of Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility through adaptive basing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Capt. “Spear” Del Ponte, 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron pilot, prepares for flight for Agile Strike Sept. 18, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 336th EFS sent two aircraft and personnel to operate missions out of Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility through adaptive basing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)
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Capt. “Spear” Del Ponte, 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron pilot, prepares for flight for Agile Strike Sept. 18, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 336th EFS sent two aircraft and personnel to operate missions out of Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility through adaptive basing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Capt. “Nuke” Messmore, 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron combat weapons system officer, prepares for flight for Agile Strike Sept. 18, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 336th EFS sent two aircraft and personnel to operate missions out of Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility through adaptive basing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)
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Capt. “Nuke” Messmore, 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron combat weapons system officer, prepares for flight for Agile Strike Sept. 18, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 336th EFS sent two aircraft and personnel to operate missions out of Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility through adaptive basing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Capt. “Nuke” Messmore, 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron combat weapons system officer, inspects munitions before flying for Agile Strike Sept. 18, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 336th EFS sent two aircraft and personnel to operate missions and challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility through adaptive basing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)
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Capt. “Nuke” Messmore, 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron combat weapons system officer, inspects munitions before flying for Agile Strike Sept. 18, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 336th EFS sent two aircraft and personnel to operate missions and challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility through adaptive basing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Members of the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron walk up to a C-130 Hercules to forward deploy Sept. 17, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The unit traveled to Price Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to operate missions and challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)
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Members of the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron walk up to a C-130 Hercules to forward deploy Sept. 17, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The unit traveled to Price Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to operate missions and challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Members of the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron walk up to a C-130 Hercules to forward deploy Sept. 17, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The unit traveled to Price Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to operate missions and challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)
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Members of the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron walk up to a C-130 Hercules to forward deploy Sept. 17, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The unit traveled to Price Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to operate missions and challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Members of the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron walk up to a C-130 Hercules to forward deploy Sept. 17, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The unit traveled to Price Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to operate missions and challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)
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Members of the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron walk up to a C-130 Hercules to forward deploy Sept. 17, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The unit traveled to Price Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to operate missions and challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Senior Airman Andrew Williams, 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron air transportation specialist, drives a K-Loader with cargo up to a C-130 Hercules Sept. 17, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The Air Transportation Operations Center enables Airmen to travel and fulfill duty requirements and taskings throughout the area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)
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Senior Airman Andrew Williams, 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron air transportation specialist, drives a K-Loader with cargo up to a C-130 Hercules Sept. 17, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The Air Transportation Operations Center enables Airmen to travel and fulfill duty requirements and taskings throughout the area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Senior Airman Christa Brantley, 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron air transportation specialist, loosens latches on a K-Loader Sept. 17, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The Air Transportation Operations Center enables Airmen to travel and fulfill duty requirements and taskings throughout the area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)
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Senior Airman Christa Brantley, 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron air transportation specialist, loosens latches on a K-Loader Sept. 17, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The Air Transportation Operations Center enables Airmen to travel and fulfill duty requirements and taskings throughout the area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Members of the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron walk up to a C-130 Hercules to forward deploy Sept. 17, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The unit traveled to Price Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, to operate missions and challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)
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Members of the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron walk up to a C-130 Hercules to forward deploy Sept. 17, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The unit traveled to Price Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, to operate missions and challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron air transportation specialists prepare to load a C-130 Hercules Sept. 17, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The Air Transportation Operations Center enables Airmen to travel and fulfill duty requirements and taskings throughout the area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)
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380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron air transportation specialists prepare to load a C-130 Hercules Sept. 17, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The Air Transportation Operations Center enables Airmen to travel and fulfill duty requirements and taskings throughout the area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

AL DHAFRA AIR BASE, United Arab Emirates -- An F-15E Strike Eagle, assigned to the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, takes off for Agile Strike Sept. 18, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 336th EFS sent two aircraft and personnel to operate missions out of Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility through adaptive basing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)