Gallery – Checkered Flag 16-1 exercise

An F-35 Lightning II pilot from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., speeds down the runway Dec. 11 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., during the Checkered Flag exercise. The Checkered Flag exercise gave Tyndall and Eglin personnel the opportunity to see how F-35 and F-22 Raptor aircraft augment airpower combat abilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook)

An F-22 Raptor pilot from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., speeds down the runway Dec. 10 during the Checkered Flag 16-1 exercise. The Checkered Flag exercise gave Tyndall and Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., personnel the opportunity to see how the F-35 Lightning II and F-22 aircraft augment airpower abilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook) An F-22 Raptor pilot from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., speeds down the runway Dec. 10 during the Checkered Flag 16-1 exercise. The Checkered Flag exercise gave Tyndall and Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., personnel the opportunity to see how the F-35 Lightning II and F-22 aircraft augment airpower abilit

An F-35 Lightning II pilot from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., taxis down the runway in preparation for launch Dec. 10 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., during the Checkered Flag 16-1 exercise. The Checkered Flag exercise gave Tyndall and Eglin personnel the opportunity to see how F-35 and F-22 Raptor aircraft augment air power combat abilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook) An F-35 Lightning II pilot from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., taxis down the runway in preparation for launch Dec. 10 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., during the Checkered Flag 16-1 exercise. The Checkered Flag exercise gave Tyndall and Eglin personnel the opportunity to see how F-35 and F-22 Raptor aircraft augment air power combat abilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook)

An F-35 Lightning II pilot from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., prepares to disembarks from his aircraft Dec. 10 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., during the Checkered Flag 16-1 exercise. The Checkered Flag exercise gave Tyndall and Eglin personnel the opportunity to see how F-35 and F-22 aircraft augment airpower combat abilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook) An F-35 Lightning II pilot from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., prepares to disembarks from his aircraft Dec. 10 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., during the Checkered Flag 16-1 exercise. The Checkered Flag exercise gave Tyndall and Eglin personnel the opportunity to see how F-35 and F-22 aircraft augment airpower combat abilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook)

An F-35 Lightning II pilot from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., speeds down the runway Dec. 11 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., during the Checkered Flag exercise. The Checkered Flag exercise gave Tyndall and Eglin personnel the opportunity to see how F-35 and F-22 Raptor aircraft augment airpower combat abilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook) An F-35 Lightning II pilot from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., speeds down the runway Dec. 11 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., during the Checkered Flag exercise. The Checkered Flag exercise gave Tyndall and Eglin personnel the opportunity to see how F-35 and F-22 Raptor aircraft augment airpower combat abilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook)

An F-35 Lightning II pilot from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., takes off Dec. 11 from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., during the Checkered Flag exercise. The Checkered Flag exercise gave Tyndall and Eglin personnel the opportunity to see how F-35 and F-22 Raptor aircraft augment the ability combat airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook) An F-35 Lightning II pilot from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., takes off Dec. 11 from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., during the Checkered Flag exercise. The Checkered Flag exercise gave Tyndall and Eglin personnel the opportunity to see how F-35 and F-22 Raptor aircraft augment the ability combat airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook)[/caption]ies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook)