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Lt. Col. Eric Perlman, U.S. Air Force F-16 instructor pilot, prepares to ride in the back seat of a Dominican Republic air force A-29 Super Tucano as part of an exercise to combat illegal drug trafficking Dec. 3, 2013. The exercise is part of the Sovereign Skies Program, an initiative between the U.S., Colombian, and Dominican Republic air forces to share best-practices on procedures to detect, track and intercept illegal drugs moving north from South America. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Brockhoff/Released)

Lt. Col. Eric Perlman, U.S. Air Force F-16 instructor pilot, prepares to ride in the back seat of a Dominican Republic air force A-29 Super Tucano as part of an exercise to combat illegal drug trafficking Dec. 3, 2013. The exercise is part of the Sovereign Skies Program, an initiative between the U.S., Colombian, and Dominican Republic air forces to share best-practices on procedures to detect, track and intercept illegal drugs moving north from South America. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Brockhoff/Released)

Three Dominican Republic air force A-29 Super Tucanos prepare for a mission as part of an exercise to combat illegal drug trafficking Dec. 3, 2013, over the skies of the Caribbean. The exercise is part of the Sovereign Skies Program, an initiative between the U.S., Colombian, and Dominican Republic air forces to share best-practices on procedures to detect, track and intercept illegal drugs moving north from South America. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Brockhoff/Released)

Three Dominican Republic air force A-29 Super Tucanos prepare for a mission as part of an exercise to combat illegal drug trafficking Dec. 3, 2013, over the skies of the Caribbean. The exercise is part of the Sovereign Skies Program, an initiative between the U.S., Colombian, and Dominican Republic air forces to share best-practices on procedures to detect, track and intercept illegal drugs moving north from South America. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Brockhoff/Released)

A Dominican Republic air force A-29 Super Tucano prepares for a mission as part of an exercise to combat illegal drug trafficking Dec. 3, 2013, over the skies of the Caribbean. The exercise is part of the Sovereign Skies Program, an initiative between the U.S., Colombian, and Dominican Republic air forces to share best-practices on procedures to detect, track and intercept illegal drugs moving north from South America. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Brockhoff/Released)

A Dominican Republic air force A-29 Super Tucano prepares for a mission as part of an exercise to combat illegal drug trafficking Dec. 3, 2013, over the skies of the Caribbean. The exercise is part of the Sovereign Skies Program, an initiative between the U.S., Colombian, and Dominican Republic air forces to share best-practices on procedures to detect, track and intercept illegal drugs moving north from South America. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Brockhoff/Released)

A Dominican Republic air force A-29 Super Tucano prepares for a mission as part of an exercise to combat illegal drug trafficking Dec. 3, 2013, over the skies of the Caribbean. The exercise is part of the Sovereign Skies Program, an initiative between the U.S., Colombian, and Dominican Republic air forces to share best-practices on procedures to detect, track and intercept illegal drugs moving north from South America. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Brockhoff/Released)

A Dominican Republic air force A-29 Super Tucano prepares for a mission as part of an exercise to combat illegal drug trafficking Dec. 3, 2013, over the skies of the Caribbean. The exercise is part of the Sovereign Skies Program, an initiative between the U.S., Colombian, and Dominican Republic air forces to share best-practices on procedures to detect, track and intercept illegal drugs moving north from South America. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Brockhoff/Released)

Lt. Col. Jeff Doyle, a U.S. Air Force air battle manager, observes as two Dominican Republic air force weapons control officers direct Dominican Republic A-29 Super Tucanos to intercept a simulated drug-trafficking ship as part of an exercise to combat illegal drug trafficking Dec. 3, 2013, over the skies of the Caribbean. The exercise is part of the Sovereign Skies Program, an initiative between the U.S., Colombian, and Dominican Republic air forces to share best-practices on procedures to detect, track and intercept illegal drugs moving north from South America. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Brockhoff/Released)

Lt. Col. Jeff Doyle, a U.S. Air Force air battle manager, observes as two Dominican Republic air force weapons control officers direct Dominican Republic A-29 Super Tucanos to intercept a simulated drug-trafficking ship as part of an exercise to combat illegal drug trafficking Dec. 3, 2013, over the skies of the Caribbean. The exercise is part of the Sovereign Skies Program, an initiative between the U.S., Colombian, and Dominican Republic air forces to share best-practices on procedures to detect, track and intercept illegal drugs moving north from South America. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Brockhoff/Released)

Dominican Republic security forces airmen surround an aircraft simulating a drug-running plane during an exercise to combat illegal drug trafficking Dec. 3, 2013. The exercise is part of the Sovereign Skies Program, an initiative between the U.S., Colombian, and Dominican Republic air forces to share best-practices on procedures to detect, track and intercept illegal drugs moving north from South America. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Brockhoff/Released)

Dominican Republic security forces airmen surround an aircraft simulating a drug-running plane during an exercise to combat illegal drug trafficking Dec. 3, 2013. The exercise is part of the Sovereign Skies Program, an initiative between the U.S., Colombian, and Dominican Republic air forces to share best-practices on procedures to detect, track and intercept illegal drugs moving north from South America. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Brockhoff/Released)

A Dominican Republic air force A-29 Super Tucano pilot taxis after a mission as part of an exercise to combat illegal drug trafficking Dec. 3, 2013, over the skies of the Caribbean. The exercise is part of the Sovereign Skies Program, an initiative between the U.S., Colombian, and Dominican Republic air forces to share best-practices on procedures to detect, track and intercept illegal drugs moving north from South America. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Brockhoff/Released)

A Dominican Republic air force A-29 Super Tucano pilot taxis after a mission as part of an exercise to combat illegal drug trafficking Dec. 3, 2013, over the skies of the Caribbean. The exercise is part of the Sovereign Skies Program, an initiative between the U.S., Colombian, and Dominican Republic air forces to share best-practices on procedures to detect, track and intercept illegal drugs moving north from South America. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Brockhoff/Released)

A Dominican Republic air force A-29 Super Tucano pilot prepares for a mission as part of an exercise to combat illegal drug trafficking Dec. 3, 2013, over the skies of the Caribbean. The exercise is part of the Sovereign Skies Program, an initiative between the U.S., Colombian, and Dominican Republic air forces to share best-practices on procedures to detect, track and intercept illegal drugs moving north from South America. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Brockhoff/Released)

A Dominican Republic air force A-29 Super Tucano pilot prepares for a mission as part of an exercise to combat illegal drug trafficking Dec. 3, 2013, over the skies of the Caribbean. The exercise is part of the Sovereign Skies Program, an initiative between the U.S., Colombian, and Dominican Republic air forces to share best-practices on procedures to detect, track and intercept illegal drugs moving north from South America. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Brockhoff/Released)

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