Kicking off CrossTell 2018
Two F-16D Fighting Flacons from the 162nd Fighter Wing in Tucson, Ariz. can be seen practicing air-intercept procedures from the window of a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 141st Air Refueling Wing over western Oregon during the Aerospace Control Alert CrossTell training exercise July 24, 2018. CrossTell is a three-day exercise involving multiple Air National Guard units, the Civil Air Patrol, and U.S. Coast Guard rotary-wing air intercept units to conduct training scenarios to replicate airborne intercepts designed to safely escort violators out of restricted airspace. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rose M. Lust)