Pausing for a view
U.S. Air Force Capt. Vincent Alipio, assigned to the 349th Medical Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif., observes through his eclipse glasses as the moon passes in front of the sun during a total solar eclipse at Young Air Assault Strip, Fort McCoy, Wis., Aug. 21, 2017, while participating in exercise Patriot Warrior. More than 600 Reserve Citizen Airmen and over 10,000 soldiers, sailors, Marines and international partners converged on the state of Wisconsin to support a range of interlinked exercises including Patriot Warrior, Global Medic, CSTX, Diamond Saber, and Mortuary Affairs Exercise (MAX). Patriot Warrior is Air Force Reserve Command's premier exercise, providing an opportunity for Reserve Citizen Airmen to train with joint and international partners in airlift, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. This exercise is intended to test the ability of the Air Force Reserve to provide combat-ready forces to operate in dynamic, contested environments and to sharpen Citizen Airmen's skills in supporting combatant commander requirements. ( U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez )