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Two Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornets take off in support of Exercise Vigilant Eagle (VE) 13 from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska on August 27th, 2013. The exercise is the 5th in the series of cooperative exercises that provide an opportunity for Russia, Canada, and the United States military personnel to enhance their international partnership and to cooperatively detect, track, identify, and follow a hijacked aircraft as it proceeds across international boundaries. Available in high definition.


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This work, CF-18 Take Off - Vigilant Eagle 13, by SrA Brandi Hansen, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.27.2013

Date Posted:08.27.2013 6:16PM

Category:B-Roll

Video ID:299822

VIRIN:130827-F-JB022-002

Filename:DOD_100896552

Length:00:02:05

Location:JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, AK, USGlobe

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