Kicking off CrossTell 2018
Capt. Jon Cael, a pilot from the 141st Air Refueling Wing, chats with the co-pilot as the tanker passes by Mt. Rainier during Aerospace Control Alert CrossTell training exercise July 24, 2018. The tanker flew to western Oregon to support F-16 Fighting Falcons and F-15 Eagles participating in the exercise. 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)