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RED FLAG-Alaska 14-3 kicks off

Posted 8/6/2014   Updated 8/6/2014 Email story   Print story


Release Number: 140805

8/6/2014 - EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska  -- Residents of Interior Alaska may see and hear increased flying activity as the third RED FLAG-Alaska of the calendar year, RF-A 14-3, runs from August 7-22.

Although military planners make every effort to reduce the effect of increased flying activities on Alaska residents, people who feel they are being adversely affected can call (907) 377-2116 or (800) JET-NOIS.

RF-A provides U.S. and allied pilots, aircrews and operational support personnel the opportunity to train and improve their air combat skills in preparation for a myriad of worldwide contingencies.

The exercises are conducted in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex (JPARC), the largest training range in America at more than 65,000 square miles, and in special use airspace across the state, with air operations flown out of Eielson AFB and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska.

The tentative schedule for the 2014 RF-A season is as follows:
RED FLAG-Alaska 14-3: August 7-22
RED FLAG-Alaska 15-1: Oct. 2-17

Fairbanks area media interested in covering RF-A must contact the Eielson AFB Public Affairs office at (907) 377-2116. Anchorage area media interested in covering RF-A must contact Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson's 673rd Wing Public Affairs office at (907) 552-8986.

For the latest news on RED FLAG-Alaska, visit http://www.eielson.af.mil/.



8/13/2014 7:51:39 PM ET
Hi Just wanted to comment and complain about the Red Flag being run during the normal caribou migration and subsistence hunting season of the 40-mile caribou herd. With the noise and disruption of the herd the normal migration is not occurring and the villages that rely on the subsistence season that runs from Aug 10-Sept 30 are not seeing the caribou that they are used to seeing. Please consider closing operations during this time span and seriously consider not running exercises over the Eielson Air Force base in the future from August 1-September 30 in any given year.
Jason, Eagle AK
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