Red Flag 16-3 Night Operations
Senior Airman Frankie Harper, a loadmaster assigned to the 79th Rescue Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., performs pre-flight checks on an HC-130J Combat King II prior to a Red Flag 16-3 night training mission July 13, 2016 at Nellis AFB, Nev. HC-130J crews normally fly night at low to medium altitude levels in contested or sensitive environments, both over land or overwater. Crews use night vision goggles for tactical flight profiles to avoid detection to accomplish covert infiltration/exfiltration and transload operations. . (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz/Released)

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Photo by: Senior Airman Jake Carter |  VIRIN: 150714-F-MF020-122.JPG