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  • RED FLAG-Alaska 18-3 concludes

    Aug. 24, 2018, marks the ending of another iteration of RED FLAG-Alaska. During RF-A 18-3, U.S. and partner nation forces from around the globe, including the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Royal Air Force, and the Royal Australian Air Force, came together to conduct training in the air and on the ground to help improve interoperability between the U.S. and its allies; and to exchange tactics, techniques and procedures.
  • 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.
  • Behind the scenes of RF-A

    Eielson Air Force Base hosts several RED FLAG-Alaska exercises every year. For the 2018 calendar year, there are four RF-As in the works. It takes a lot of time, energy and dedication from various Airmen and civilians in the 353rd Combat Training Squadron and from around base to make these exercises a success. “The planning starts approximately 10-11 months out for each different exercise,” said Capt. Eric Fenske, a 353rd CTS range duty officer and the RF-A 18-2 team chief. “Typically the first planning meeting happens about eight months out from the event. They happen at four concurrent times with the four different exercises we have scheduled this year.”
  • Decade-old 254 FSS 'family' support each other, RF-A

    For most military members, the biggest sacrifice of military service is being away from loved ones. Countless birthdays, holidays and anniversaries are spent in other parts of the world. While there is no replacement for family and friends, Airmen from the 254th Force Support Squadron have managed to bring the feeling of family into the work place.
  • RCAF prepares for success

    Two Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet fighter aircraft assigned to the 425th Tactical Fighter Squadron from Canadian Forces Base, Bagotville, Canada, sit on the Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, runway while two Canadian airmen work in the cockpit Aug. 1, 2017, during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 17-3. RF-A exercises provide realistic combat training,
  • Final RED FLAG - Alaska of 2017 provides joint, multi-domain, multinational and fast combat training

    It’s that time again when aircraft from U.S. and partner nations soar through the Alaskan sky as RED FLAG-Alaska has officially kicked-off for the final time this season. RF-A 17-3 is scheduled to run from July 27 to August 11. As one of the Air Force’s premier flying exercises, Eielson Air Force Base has invited U.S. and international partners to participate in this uniquely designed training experience that could potentially save their lives.
  • RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2 Day 2 take-offs

    A U.S. Air Force F-16 Aggressor takes off from the flight line during RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2 June 13, 2017, at Eielson Air Base, Alaska. RED FLAG-Alaska provides an optimal training environment in the Indo-Asia Pacific Region and focuses on improving ground, space, and cyberspace combat readiness and interoperabillity for U.S. and international
  • RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2 kicks off

    One of the Air Forces’ premier flying exercises, Red Flag-Alaska, will be taking place until June 23 at Eielson Air Force Base. During RF-A 17-2, international partners will take part in an exercise designed to give them experience that may save their lives.
  • Goldrush Inn represents PACAF for Air Force Innkeeper Award

    For the first time in more than 30 years, the Eielson Air Force Base Goldrush Inn has been nominated for the Air Force Innkeeper Award. Four bases across the Air Force were nominated to compete at the Air Force level for the award, which recognizes lodging operations that provide outstanding hotel-type accommodations and customer service to all their guests.
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