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33 FW departs for RED FLAG 17-3
An F-35A Lightning II departs for Exercise Red Flag 17-3 July 6, 2017, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The 33rd Fighter Wing sent 7 F-35As and more than 120 personnel to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., for Exercise Red Flag 17-3. The 33 FW's crossover from the F-15 Eagle to the F-35A Lightning II required a different mindset and mission set for the wing; transitioning from combat to training. Instead of wielding the spear in war, they would sharpen it and prepare pilots for the operational Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson/Released)

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Photo by: Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson |  VIRIN: 170706-F-HX320-0131.JPG