U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles assigned to the 53rd Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and the 57th Wing from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., fly next to a KC-135R Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron from Kadena Air Base, Japan, after refueling during exercise Northern Edge, May 16, 2019, over 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 Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony)