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8/19/2011 - ZHUKOVSKY AIR FIELD, Russia – Lt. Col. Douglas Sirk, 81st Fighter Squadron pilot from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, runs the engines on his A-10 Thunderbolt II to move the hydraulic fluid and oil here Aug. 19. The 81st FS has two A-10 static aircraft at the Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon, or MAKS 2011. MAKS is one of the premier events of its type in the world and Department of Defense participation demonstrates the United States commitment to international security, promotes international cooperation, and contributes to U.S. foreign policy objectives. The U.S. Air Force also has a KC-10 Extender, two F-16C Fighting Falcons, one F-15E Strike Eagle, one B-52 Stratotanker, C-130J Super Hercules and C-5M Galaxy statics for the show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kelley J. Stewart)
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