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May 25, 2023

Austere medicine redefined: testing the ATC-EST's capabilities at Northern Edge 23-1

Northern Edge 23-1, a U.S. Indo-Pacific Command sponsored, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) led, multilateral, joint field training exercise, kicked off at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on May 4, 2023. This exercise provided the opportunity to test the capabilities of the Air Transportable Clinic-Establish (ATC-EST), a health service support device designed by the Pacific Air Forces’ Office of the Command Surgeon and a medical modernization team to support agile combat employment operations at forward operating bases.

May 25, 2023

Northern Edge 23-1: Alaska’s Role in Joint Forces Readiness

Alaska plays an instrumental role in the United States military strategy; Gen. Billy Mitchell famously told Congress in 1935 he believed Alaska to be “the most important strategic place in the world.”

May 2, 2023

US, Multinational service members, ships, aircraft meet in Alaska for Northern Edge 23-1

Thousands of U.S. service members, five ships and more than 150 aircraft are scheduled to participate in Northern Edge 2023 (NE23-1), a joint field training exercise at various locations in and around Alaska, beginning May 4, 2023.

May 5, 2021

732d AMS supports joint force during NE21

More than 240 land-based aircraft will execute high-end scenarios above the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex and in the Gulf of Alaska during Exercise Northern Edge 2021 (NE21), and while the jets take to the skies, there is one team that is at the heart of their logistical support: the 732d Air Mobility Squadron (AMS).

April 29, 2021

53rd Wing gears up for Northern Edge 21

More than 25 aircraft, and hundreds of Airmen, from across the 53rd Wing are headed to Alaska in support of Northern Edge 21, INDOPACOM’s premier bi-annual exercise designed to increase joint combat effectiveness in all spectrums of warfare, May 3-14, 2021.

May 12, 2017

Nothern Edge 2017 Concludes

Approximately 6,000 sailors, soldiers, airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen

May 5, 2017

67th Maintenance Keeps the Eagles in the Air

Fighter planes, they're all glamour, thrust, being inverted and huge amounts of swag, right? Few people consider the small army of logisticians and maintainers who work quietly behind the scenes to keep these beasts topped up on fuel and ammunition, and in good working order.

May 5, 2017

Tankers essential to keeping NE17 aircraft flying

Exercise Northern Edge 2017 highlights the interoperability of the most advanced fighter aircrafts in the United States arsenal, the F-22 Raptor and F-35B Lightning II. These fifth generation aircraft are a sight to behold, with their sleek edges and smooth curves. One can easily get caught up in all of the glamour of these airframes. What good are these aircraft though if they have no fuel to fly?

May 2, 2017

Northern Edge 2017 takes to the skies

Dozens of 4th and 5th generation fighter jets from across the U.S. military hit the skies over Alaska, Monday, May 1, 2017, as Northern Edge 2017 (NE17) kicked off with a ‘morning go’.

May 2, 2017

Day two of exercise Northern Edge 17 underway

Northern Edge 2017 is Alaska's premiere joint-training exercise designed to practice operations, techniques, and procedures as well as enhance interoperability among the services. Thousands of participants from all the services; Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guard personnel from active duty, Reserve and National Guard units, are involved.

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