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RED FLAG-Alaska, a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. forces, provides joint offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support, and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment.

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The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It provides a relatively low-cost, high-performance weapon system for the U. S. and allied nations. Fact sheet


The 354th Fighter Wing welcomes U.S. and Foreign media representatives interested in documenting RED FLAG-Alaska.

Media representatives will be given escorted access on the installation to document RED FLAG-Alaska operations including aircraft launches, landings, and maintenance and planning. Public affairs will also facilitate interviews with participating unit representatives upon request (if available).

All media representatives are subject to security clearance checks conducted by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and security forces prior to accessing the installation. Representatives must submit the following information:

  • Full name

  • Publication name (website if available)

  • Phone number

  • Email address

  • Letter of intent from publisher

  • Date of birth

  • Driver’s license number (U.S. media only)

  • Social Security Number (U.S. media only)

  • Scanned image of passport (Foreign nationals only)

NOTE: Personal information will be used to conduct security clearance checks ONLY and will be safeguarded by public affairs staff.

Interested media must submit the required information to the 354th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office via email no later than three weeks prior to the start of the exercise.


Contact info:

Email: 354fw.pa.publicaffairs@us.af.mil

Phone number: 907-377-2110


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