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  • Prepping the Battlespace for RED FLAG-Alaska

    To most people Interior Alaska is known for its extreme temperatures, thick evergreen forests, and hunting and fishing seasons. But within the Department of Defense, Interior Alaska is also known as the home of the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, the largest U.S. military training range in the world and one of the main reasons both U.S. and international units complete an annual expedition to Alaska.
  • RF-A 19-3 kicks off Aug. 1

    Red Flag-Alaska 19-3, a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise designed to provide realistic training in a simulated combat environment, is scheduled to begin Aug. 1 with primary flight operations over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex (JPARC) and is scheduled to run through Aug. 16.
  • RED FLAG-Alaska 19-2 comes in for landing

    After two weeks, approximately 2,000 sorties, and more than 1,700 total flying hours, RED FLAG-Alaska 19-2 has officially come to a close.
  • Royal Canadian Air Force trains with U.S. Forces

    The Royal Canadian Air Force joins U.S. Forces here at Eielson Air Force Base to train in RED FLAG-Alaska 18-3. The exercise, which kicked off Aug. 9, is sponsored by Pacific Air Forces and serves as a platform for participants to train in realistic combat scenarios in a simulated environment. In this iteration of RF-A, international partners from Canada, Great Britain and Australia came together to train with and learn from U.S. Forces.
  • NATO provides "eye in the sky" for RED FLAG

    The air war is underway at Red Flag-Alaska 18-1. But fifty miles southwest and ten thousand feet above the dog fighting, a NATO E-3A Component jet circles in its flight pattern, soaking up signals and squawks about the fluid battle space below and providing friendly forces a watchful "eye in the sky" that extends in every direction for hundreds of miles.
  • First RED FLAG-Alaska 2018 commences

    April 26 marked the official start of the 2018 season of RED FLAG-Alaska. The exercise serves as an ideal platform for international engagement and has a long history of including allies and partners, ultimately enabling all involved to exchange tactics, techniques and procedures while improving interoperability.
  • Pump Ops Simulator allows firefighters to train in sub-zero temps

    While most firefighters across the world prepare for the day they come face-to-face with the extreme heat, firefighters at Eielson AFB are also challenged by the extreme cold. Located less than 200 miles from the Arctic Circle, the base experiences harsh temperatures often as low as minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit in the dead of winter. During such conditions, training opportunities are limited.
  • Alaskan Aggressors support PACAF 5th Gen readiness

    Training never stops, at least not for the 354th Fighter Wing’s 18th Aggressor Squadron. The unit works tirelessly year-round to support continuous combat readiness and enhance U.S. and partner nations’ skills and capabilities.
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