Two United States Air Force MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial system operators from the 103rd Attack Squadron, 111th Attack Wing, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, fly a simulated mission during exercise Reaper Smoke 2023 at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base in Syracuse, NY, Sep. 21. During the event more than 45 MQ-9 Reaper crews from across all three components of the U.S. Air Force put their skills to the test to see who among them was the “best of the best.” (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Alexander Rector) (This photo has been altered for security purposes by blurring display screens)

Photo by: Staff Sgt. Alexander Rector |  VIRIN: 230921-A-EL858-3304.JPG