Red Flag-Alaska 24-2 begins, enhancing joint, combined interoperability

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Red Flag-Alaska 24-2 is scheduled to begin May 30 and run through June 14, 2024. The Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise will conduct primary flight operations over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex with aircraft based at Eielson Air Force Base and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. 

Approximately 3100 service members are expected to fly, maintain and support more than 100 aircraft from 3 nations scheduled to participate in Red Flag-Alaska 24-2. Red Flag-Alaska is designed to provide realistic training in a simulated combat environment enabling joint combined forces to exchange tactics, techniques and procedures while improving interoperability with fellow servicemembers.

Red Flag-Alaska training spans from individual skills to complex, large-scale joint engagements. The exercise provide can be adapted to integrate various forces into a realistic threat environment using more than 77,000 square miles of airspace in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, which is the largest combat training range in the world.