A U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 53rd Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, flies behind a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135R Stratotanker after receiving fuel during Northern Edge, May 16, 2019, over the Gulf of Alaska. Alaska provides unparalleled aerial ranges, airspace and support infrastructure from two Air Force bases which is unavailable anywhere else in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eric M. Fisher)