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U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles are parked during Exercise Pitch Black 2022 at Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin, Australia, Sept. 1, 2022. Pitch Black began in 1981 and was initially limited to Australian participation until 1983, the U.S. being the first international participant. With the goal of enhancing combat readiness and interoperability between the partner nations, many participants have joined Pitch Black since then, this year being the first year the Republic of Korea Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, and German Air Force fully participated. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

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Photo by: Staff Sgt. Savannah Waters |  VIRIN: 220901-F-DB163-2018.JPG