Two contingents of F-15s and airmen of the 19th Fighter Squadron at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, returned home after participating in the Cope Thaw and Cope Tiger exercises in Hawaii and Thailand, respectively, March 29, 2010. These were the last deployments for the unit, which the Air Force is decommissioning in 2010 as part of a broader drawdown of more than 250 legacy fighters. Here, two-year-old Milla Typolt waves the American flag while waiting for her father, Capt. Ryan Typolt, a 19th FS pilot, to bring his F-15 to a standstill upon returning to Elmendorf, March 29, 2010.
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