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63rd FS implements Beast Mode configuration, creates training opportunity for student pilots and weapons Airmen
First Lt. Joshua Shook, 63rd Fighter Squadron F-35A Lightning II pilot, inspects an inert GBU-12 laser-guided bomb during a pre-flight inspection July 22, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Flying with a maximum strike weapons configuration creates a heightened sense of awareness for the pilot and allows for a more realistic training experience in the event of flying a combat mission. The implementation of the “Beast Mode” configuration is one of many ways the 56th Fighter Wing is training the world’s greatest fighter pilots and combat ready Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander Cook)

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Photo by: Staff Sgt. Alexander Cook |  VIRIN: 200722-F-BQ566-1012.JPG