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Two F-15C Eagles from the 44th Fighter Squadron fly during a training exercise July 10, 2019, out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Eagle can be armed with several combinations of different air-to-air weapons: AIM-120 AMRAAM advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles on its lower fuselage corners, AIM-9M/X Sidewinder or AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles on two pylons under the wings, and an internal 20 millimeter (0.79 in) M61 Vulcan Gatling gun in the right wing root. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Seefeldt)

Two F-15C Eagles from the 44th Fighter Squadron fly during a training exercise July 10, 2019, out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Eagle can be armed with several combinations of different air-to-air weapons: AIM-120 AMRAAM advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles on its lower fuselage corners, AIM-9M/X Sidewinder or AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles on two pylons under the wings, and an internal 20 millimeter (0.79 in) M61 Vulcan Gatling gun in the right wing root. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Seefeldt)

Two F-15C Eagles from the 44th Fighter Squadron fly during a training exercise July 10, 2019, out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Eagle can be armed with several combinations of different air-to-air weapons: AIM-120 AMRAAM advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles on its lower fuselage corners, AIM-9M/X Sidewinder or AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles on two pylons under the wings, and an internal 20 millimeter (0.79 in) M61 Vulcan Gatling gun in the right wing root. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Seefeldt)

Two F-15C Eagles from the 44th Fighter Squadron fly during a training exercise July 10, 2019, out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Eagle can be armed with several combinations of different air-to-air weapons: AIM-120 AMRAAM advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles on its lower fuselage corners, AIM-9M/X Sidewinder or AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles on two pylons under the wings, and an internal 20 millimeter (0.79 in) M61 Vulcan Gatling gun in the right wing root. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Seefeldt)

An F-15C Eagle from the 44th Fighter Squadron flies during a training exercise July 10, 2019, out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. The F-15C Eagle is an all-weather, maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air superiority over the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Seefeldt)

An F-15C Eagle from the 44th Fighter Squadron flies during a training exercise July 10, 2019, out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. The F-15C Eagle is an all-weather, maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air superiority over the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Seefeldt)

An F-15C Eagle from the 44th Fighter Squadron flies during a training exercise July 10, 2019, out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Eagle can be armed with several combinations of different air-to-air weapons: AIM-120 AMRAAM advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles on its lower fuselage corners, AIM-9M/X Sidewinder or AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles on two pylons under the wings, and an internal 20 millimeter (0.79 in) M61 Vulcan Gatling gun in the right wing root. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Seefeldt)

An F-15C Eagle from the 44th Fighter Squadron flies during a training exercise July 10, 2019, out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Eagle can be armed with several combinations of different air-to-air weapons: AIM-120 AMRAAM advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles on its lower fuselage corners, AIM-9M/X Sidewinder or AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles on two pylons under the wings, and an internal 20 millimeter (0.79 in) M61 Vulcan Gatling gun in the right wing root. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Seefeldt)

An F-15C Eagle from the 44th Fighter Squadron flies during a training exercise July 10, 2019, out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Eagle can be armed with several combinations of different air-to-air weapons: AIM-120 AMRAAM advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles on its lower fuselage corners, AIM-9M/X Sidewinder or AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles on two pylons under the wings, and an internal 20 millimeter (0.79 in) M61 Vulcan Gatling gun in the right wing root. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Seefeldt)

An F-15C Eagle from the 44th Fighter Squadron flies during a training exercise July 10, 2019, out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Eagle can be armed with several combinations of different air-to-air weapons: AIM-120 AMRAAM advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles on its lower fuselage corners, AIM-9M/X Sidewinder or AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles on two pylons under the wings, and an internal 20 millimeter (0.79 in) M61 Vulcan Gatling gun in the right wing root. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Seefeldt)

An F-15C Eagle from the 44th Fighter Squadron flies during a training exercise July 10, 2019, out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. The F-15C Eagle is an all-weather, maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air superiority over the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Seefeldt)

An F-15C Eagle from the 44th Fighter Squadron flies during a training exercise July 10, 2019, out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. The F-15C Eagle is an all-weather, maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air superiority over the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Seefeldt)

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Two F-15C Eagles from the 44th Fighter Squadron fly during a training exercise July 10, 2019, out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Eagle can be armed with combinations of four different air-to-air weapons: AIM-7F/M Sparrow missiles or AIM-120 AMRAAM advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles on its lower fuselage corners, AIM-9L/M Sidewinder or AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles on two pylons under the wings, and an internal 20 millimeter (0.79 in) M61 Vulcan Gatling gun in the right wing root. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Seefeldt)