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Gunfighter Flag launches despite wet, soggy weather

From left, Senior Airman Ben Failer, 366th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems technician, and Staff Sgt. Michael Gates, 366th AMXS crew chief, prepare for an aircraft to arrive March 10, 2014, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Members of the 389th Aircraft Maintenance Unit are currently participating in the Gunfighter Flag exercise. Operations out of MHAFB will be increased throughout the week of March 10-14. Gunfighter Flag is an excellent opportunity for ground crew members to train and respond to multiple daily launches. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ben Sutton/Released)

From left, Senior Airman Ben Failer, 366th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems technician, and Staff Sgt. Michael Gates, 366th AMXS crew chief, prepare for an aircraft to arrive March 10, 2014, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Members of the 389th Aircraft Maintenance Unit are currently participating in the Gunfighter Flag exercise. Operations out of MHAFB will be increased throughout the week of March 10-14. Gunfighter Flag is an excellent opportunity for ground crew members to train and respond to multiple daily launches. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ben Sutton/Released)

A F-15E Strike Eagle, assigned to the 389th Fighter Squadron, taxis in to park after a mission while another F-15E Strike Eagle, assigned to the 391st FS, takes off behind it March 10, 2014, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Operations out of MHAFB will be increased throughout the week of March 10-14 due to the combat exercise Gunighter Flag. Gunfighter Flag is an excellent opportunity for aircrew members from multiple squadron to train and respond to multiple daily launches. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ben Sutton/Released)

A F-15E Strike Eagle, assigned to the 389th Fighter Squadron, taxis in to park after a mission while another F-15E Strike Eagle, assigned to the 391st FS, takes off behind it March 10, 2014, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Operations out of MHAFB will be increased throughout the week of March 10-14 due to the combat exercise Gunighter Flag. Gunfighter Flag is an excellent opportunity for aircrew members from multiple squadron to train and respond to multiple daily launches. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ben Sutton/Released)

From left, Staff Sgt. Michael Gates, 366th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, Staff Sgt. Timothy Detchon, 366th AMXS avionics specialist, and Senior Airman Ben Failer, 366th AMXS aircraft armament systems technician, recover an F-15E Strike Eagle March 10, 2014, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Operations out of MHAFB will be increased throughout the week of March 10-14 due to the combat exercise Gunighter Flag. Gunfighter Flag is an excellent opportunity to prepare multiple joint and coalition terminal attack controller teams for upcoming deployments as well as provide proficiency training for air and ground crews.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ben Sutton/Released)

From left, Staff Sgt. Michael Gates, 366th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, Staff Sgt. Timothy Detchon, 366th AMXS avionics specialist, and Senior Airman Ben Failer, 366th AMXS aircraft armament systems technician, recover an F-15E Strike Eagle March 10, 2014, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Operations out of MHAFB will be increased throughout the week of March 10-14 due to the combat exercise Gunighter Flag. Gunfighter Flag is an excellent opportunity to prepare multiple joint and coalition terminal attack controller teams for upcoming deployments as well as provide proficiency training for air and ground crews. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ben Sutton/Released)

Senior Airman Ben Failer, 366th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems technician, checks the underside of an F-15E Strike Eagle during a recovery March 10, 2014, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Despite the wet and soggy conditions, Airmen ensured aircraft were able to fly and support the combat exercise Gunighter Flag. Gunfighter Flag will continue thru March 14 and is an excellent opportunity to prepare multiple joint and coalition terminal attack controller teams for upcoming deployments as well as provide proficiency training for air and ground crews. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ben Sutton/Released)

Senior Airman Ben Failer, 366th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems technician, checks the underside of an F-15E Strike Eagle during a recovery March 10, 2014, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Despite the wet and soggy conditions, Airmen ensured aircraft were able to fly and support the combat exercise Gunighter Flag. Gunfighter Flag will continue thru March 14 and is an excellent opportunity to prepare multiple joint and coalition terminal attack controller teams for upcoming deployments as well as provide proficiency training for air and ground crews. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ben Sutton/Released)

Staff Sgt. Michael Gates, 366th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, signals an F-15E Strike Eagle to a halt during a recovery March 10, 2014, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Despite the wet and soggy conditions, Airmen ensured aircraft were able to fly and support the combat exercise Gunighter Flag. Gunfighter Flag will continue thru March 14 and is an excellent opportunity for Gunfighters to receive mission-specific training without having to go on temporary duty orders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ben Sutton/Released)

Staff Sgt. Michael Gates, 366th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, signals an F-15E Strike Eagle to a halt during a recovery March 10, 2014, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Despite the wet and soggy conditions, Airmen ensured aircraft were able to fly and support the combat exercise Gunighter Flag. Gunfighter Flag will continue thru March 14 and is an excellent opportunity for Gunfighters to receive mission-specific training without having to go on temporary duty orders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ben Sutton/Released)

Lt. Col. Shelly Mendieta, 366th Fighter Wing chief of Wing safety, disembarks from an F-15E Strike Eagle March 10, 2014, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The combat exercise Gunfighter Flag is designed to prepare multiple joint and coalition terminal attack controller teams for upcoming deployments as well as provide proficiency training for aircrews. Despite the wet and soggy conditions, aircrews performed close-air support missions for the JTACs on the ground. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ben Sutton/Released)

Lt. Col. Shelly Mendieta, 366th Fighter Wing chief of Wing safety, disembarks from an F-15E Strike Eagle March 10, 2014, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The combat exercise Gunfighter Flag is designed to prepare multiple joint and coalition terminal attack controller teams for upcoming deployments as well as provide proficiency training for aircrews. Despite the wet and soggy conditions, aircrews performed close-air support missions for the JTACs on the ground. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ben Sutton/Released)

An F-15E Strike Eagle taxis toward the awaiting ground recovery crew March 10, 2014, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Military personnel from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps and British Royal Army are performing exercise operations out of MHAFB for the Gunfighter Flag military exercise March 10-14. The exercise is designed to prepare multiple joint and coalition terminal attack controller teams for upcoming deployments as well as provide proficiency training for aircrews. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ben Sutton/Released)

An F-15E Strike Eagle taxis toward the awaiting ground recovery crew March 10, 2014, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Military personnel from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps and British Royal Army are performing exercise operations out of MHAFB for the Gunfighter Flag military exercise March 10-14. The exercise is designed to prepare multiple joint and coalition terminal attack controller teams for upcoming deployments as well as provide proficiency training for aircrews. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ben Sutton/Released)

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