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Red Flag - Alaska welcomes French air force

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--Pilots from the French Air Force complete post-flight checks on a Mirage 2000 aircraft April 3 on the flightline. More than 250 French air force personnel are participating in Red Flag - Alaska 07-1. Red Flag - Alaska allows aircrews to practice large-scale combat missions. The exercises are conducted on the Pacific Alaskan Range Complex with air operations flown out of Eielson and Elmendorf Air Force bases. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justin Weaver).

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--Pilots from the French Air Force complete post-flight checks on a Mirage 2000 aircraft April 3 on the flightline. More than 250 French air force personnel are participating in Red Flag - Alaska 07-1. Red Flag - Alaska allows aircrews to practice large-scale combat missions. The exercises are conducted on the Pacific Alaskan Range Complex with air operations flown out of Eielson and Elmendorf Air Force bases. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justin Weaver).

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, ALASKA --A French air force crew chief marshals a French Mirage 2000 jet on the flightline April 3. More than 1,300 air force personnel from the U.S., France and Australia are arriving in Alaska this week to take part in Red Flag-Alaska, a series of training exercises that include war games with allies and mock enemies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justin Weaver).

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, ALASKA --A French air force crew chief marshals a French Mirage 2000 jet on the flightline April 3. More than 1,300 air force personnel from the U.S., France and Australia are arriving in Alaska this week to take part in Red Flag-Alaska, a series of training exercises that include war games with allies and mock enemies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justin Weaver).

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, ALASKA -- Staff Sgt. Cedric Hughes, 354th Security Forces Squadron, helps 2nd Lt. Olivier Zemauli, a French Air Force pilot, with customs paperwork April 3 on the flightline. Security forces Airmen are certified to clear military aircraft and personel through customs when arriving at Eielson from another country. More than 1,300 air force personnel from the U.S., France and Australia are arriving in Alaska this week to take part in Red Flag-Alaska, a series of training exercises that include war games with allies and mock enemies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justin Weaver).

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, ALASKA -- Staff Sgt. Cedric Hughes, 354th Security Forces Squadron, helps 2nd Lt. Olivier Zemauli, a French Air Force pilot, with customs paperwork April 3 on the flightline. Security forces Airmen are certified to clear military aircraft and personel through customs when arriving at Eielson from another country. More than 1,300 air force personnel from the U.S., France and Australia are arriving in Alaska this week to take part in Red Flag-Alaska, a series of training exercises that include war games with allies and mock enemies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justin Weaver).

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, ALASKA --French air force pilots complete customs paperwork after landing on the flight line here April 3. The first Red Flag - Alaska exercise of the year begins here April 5 and across Interior air space. April?s exercise will last through the 21st and is the first of four exercises scheduled for the year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justin Weaver).

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, ALASKA --French air force pilots complete customs paperwork after landing on the flight line here April 3. The first Red Flag - Alaska exercise of the year begins here April 5 and across Interior air space. April?s exercise will last through the 21st and is the first of four exercises scheduled for the year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justin Weaver).