Six U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon fighters, 18th Fighter Squadron, 354th Fighter Wing, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, on final check at the end of the runway as they prepare for take off for routine training on Sept. 20, 2004. Using the Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night (LANTIRN) system pods, the 18th FS Blue Foxes employ the F-16 Fighting Falcon, day and night, in offensive counter air, interdiction, and close air support roles. (U.S. Air Force photo by SENIOR AIRMAN Joshua Strang) (Released)