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Aggressor Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force Enhance Tactical Skills at Diamond Shield
190326-F-YK359-0150.JPG Photo By: U.S. Air Force photo By Senior Airman Isaac Johnson

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS) based out of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, takes off from Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown during Diamond Shield 2019, March 26, 2019. Diamond shield brings U.S. and Australian air force units together to support joint operations as part of the RAAF Air Warfare Instructor Course (AWIC). Similar to weapons school for U.S. Air Force pilots, the AWIC trains Airmen on valuable tactics, techniques and procedures necessary for aerial operations. Diamond Shield aims to test AWIC students as well as provide an opportunity to integrate with U.S. Air Force assets and Airmen. The AGRS provides the premiere adversary support necessary to test the students ability during Diamond Shield.


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