Senior Airman Cody Merrick

by Senior Airman Colby L. Hardin, 8th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Stripes Korea

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Cody Merrick, 8th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels technician, prepares to refuel an F-16 Fighting Falcon during exercise VIGILANT ACE 18 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 4, 2017. The regularly scheduled flying exercise, was held on the Korean Peninsula Dec. 4-8 with U.S. units from Japan, Guam, and Alaska participating in the realistic air combat exercise with Republic of Korea Air Force units at eight U.S. and Korean military installations across the southern portion of the peninsula ultimately enhancing the combat effectiveness of all involved in the air battle.

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria H. Taylor)

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