n F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Fighting Omars of Fighter Squadron Composite (VFC) 12 takes off from Runway 6 at Elmendorf Air

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (June 24, 2011) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Fighting Omars of Fighter Squadron Composite (VFC) 12 takes off from Runway 6 at Elmendorf Air Force Base during Northern Edge 2011, the premier joint military training exercise throughout Alaska. Northern Edge provides capabilities-centered joint exercises that ensures service members are ready for deployment worldwide and adept in the detection and tracking of units at sea, in the air and on land. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ron Kuzlik/Released)

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 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (June 24, 2011) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Fighting Omars of Fighter Squadron Composite (VFC) 12 takes off from Runway 6 at Elmendorf Air Force Base during Northern Edge 2011, the premier joint military training exercise throughout Alaska. Northern Edge provides capabilities-centered joint exercises that ensures service members are ready for deployment worldwide and adept in the detection and tracking of units at sea, in the air and on land. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ron Kuzlik/Released)