Lightning in the night
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Erik Axt, 33rd Fighter Wing director of staff, right, and Major James Russell, 466th Fighter Squadron chief of training, left, walk toward an F-35A Lightning II May 30, 2018, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The 33 FW conducted F-35A night flying operations May 29-31, 2018, satisfying a training requirement for student pilots who will routinely fly day and night operations upon entering the combat Air Force. During this iteration of the pilot training syllabus, the night flying portion was stretched later into evening hours than in the past, allowing for more qualifications to be checked off across fewer days. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily Smallwood)

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Photo by: Airman 1st Class Emily Smallwood |  VIRIN: 180530-F-PJ011-0019.JPG