Kicking off CrossTell 2018
An F-16D Fighting Falcon from the 162nd Fighter Wing in Tucson, Ariz. approaches the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker to receive fuel during the Aerospace Control Alert CrossTell training exercise July 24, 2018 over western Oregon. 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)