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May 11, 2022

BASH program keeps birds in the air for RF-A 22-1

As aircraft noise fills the air while RED FLAG-Alaska 22-1 is in full swing, a team of people looks to the skies for a different kind of wing.

May 9, 2022

Royal Air Force partners with RED FLAG-Alaska

The U.S. and the United Kingdom have long had a “special relationship,” fighting side-by-side in numerous conflicts since the mid-19th century. Service members continue that relationship here at RED FLAG-Alaska 22-1.

May 6, 2022

909th Air Refueling Squadron fuels the RF-A 22-1 fleet

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, supports RED FLAG-Alaska 22-1 by conducting refueling over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, May 5, 2022. The JPARC provides more than 77,000 square miles of airspace, making it the world’s largest instrumented air, ground and electronic combat training range. RF-A is a Pacific Air Forces-directed field training exercise allowing forces to practice interoperability by providing unique opportunities to integrate into joint and multilateral training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Emily Farnsworth)

Aug. 30, 2021

39th Airlift Squadron takes to the skies during RED FLAG-Alaska

The 39th Airlift Squadron, from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, conducts a training sortie during RED FLAG-Alaska 21-3. RF-A 21-3 is a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise designed to provide realistic training in a simulated combat environment. A series of commander-directed field training exercises provide joint offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support, and large force employment training.

Aug. 27, 2021

U.S., Australian forces strengthen coalition air dominance in RED FLAG-Alaska 21-3

RED FLAG-Alaska 21-3 concluded at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 27, strengthening interoperability and showcasing air dominance in the Indo-Pacific region.

Aug. 11, 2021

Air Dominance for RED FLAG-Alaska 21-3

Multiple aircraft from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and participating units will be flying as RED FLAG-Alaska begins Aug. 12 and runs through Aug. 27.

June 25, 2021

RED FLAG-Alaska 21-2 comes to a close

RED FLAG-Alaska 21-2 came to a close at Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 25, 2021 after playing a role in integrating the Pacifc Air Forces with its international partners.

June 21, 2021

Remembering his Roots

“Anata no sentai shireikan no namae wa nanidesuka [Who is your squadron commander]? These are the words Air Force 1st Lt. Sean Crittenden, a C-130J Super Hercules pilot assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron at Yokota Air Base, Japan, said as he walked into a room belonging to the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force. Out of habit, one of the JASDF members responded in English, unbeknownst to them, Crittenden is fluent in their local language. Since they were used to not having a conversation with a U.S. service member in Japanese it isn’t until Crittenden leaves the room that it hits them--he can speak their language.

June 16, 2021

Guardian provides critical support for RED FLAG-Alaska

A first sergeant provides a dedicated focal point for all readiness, health, morale, welfare, and quality-of-life issues within an organization. For the first time, a Space Force Guardian is doing the job for RED FLAG-Alaska 21-2.

June 10, 2021

RED FLAG-Alaska 21-2 starts

RED FLAG-Alaska 21-2 is in full swing starting June 10 to 25 after last year's mini-scale and two cancellations due to the Department of Defense travel restriction and COVID-19 pandemic.

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