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552 ACW participates in Checkered Flag 2015

A T-38 Talon, F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-22 Raptor are parked at the Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. flightline Dec. 17 during the Checkered Flag 16-1 exercise. The aircraft came from Shaw AFB, S.C.; Eglin AFB, Fla.; Barksdale AFB, La.; Tinker AFB, Okla.; and Eielson AFB, Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sergio A. Gamboa/Released)

A T-38 Talon, F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-22 Raptor are parked at the Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. flightline Dec. 17 during the Checkered Flag 16-1 exercise. The aircraft came from Shaw AFB, S.C.; Eglin AFB, Fla.; Barksdale AFB, La.; Tinker AFB, Okla.; and Eielson AFB, Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sergio A. Gamboa/Released)

A T-38 Talon, F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-22 Raptor are parked at the Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. flightline Dec. 17 during the Checkered Flag 16-1 exercise. The aircraft came from Shaw AFB, S.C.; Eglin AFB, Fla.; Barksdale AFB, La.; Tinker AFB, Okla.; and Eielson AFB, Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sergio A. Gamboa/Released)

A T-38 Talon, F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-22 Raptor are parked at the Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. flightline Dec. 17 during the Checkered Flag 16-1 exercise. The aircraft came from Shaw AFB, S.C.; Eglin AFB, Fla.; Barksdale AFB, La.; Tinker AFB, Okla.; and Eielson AFB, Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sergio A. Gamboa/Released)

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Tyndall hosted the Checkered Flag 16-1 exercise that started Dec. 10 and concluded Dec. 18.

Checkered Flag is a large-force exercise that gives a large number of legacy and fifth-generation aircraft the chance to practice combat training together in a simulated employment from a deployed environment.

Those involved in supporting the exercise were Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana; Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, and Tyndall AFB. A diverse group of aircraft are engaged in these combat training missions including; F-22 Raptors, F-35 Lightning IIs, an F-15E Strike Eagle, F-15C Eagles, F-16 Fighting Falcons, QF-16 aerial targets, T-38 Talons, B-52 Stratofortress's and an E-3 "Sentry" Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS).