Capt. Brendan Moran an F-35A Lightning II fighter jet pilot assigned to the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, begins preflight preparations for a Red Flag 21-1 mission at Nellis AFB, Nevada, Feb. 8, 2021. Red Flag is the U.S. Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise, which provides aircrews the experiences of multiple, intensive air combat sorties in the safety of a training environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dwane R. Young)