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Oct. 14, 2022

The faces of RED FLAG-Alaska

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Alanis Ortiz, a force management technician assigned to the 35th Force Support Squadron, Misawa Air Base, Japan, poses for a photo during RED FLAG-Alaska 23-1 at the 354th Operations Group, Detachment 1 building, on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 14, 2022. Ortiz is the acting Personnel Support of Contingency Operations (PERSCO) Airman during RF-A 23-1 and is responsible for overseeing the attendance and accountability of over 400 exercise participants. “I’ve checked in people from Dyess, Kadena, Tinker, Germany and the U.K.,” said Ortiz. “It’s an amazing opportunity to work with service members and Allies from across the world.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class J. Michael Peña)

Oct. 13, 2022

RF-A 23-1 and JBER aircraft fly high

RED FLAG-ALASKA 23-1 provides tactical training for the full spectrum of conflict, emphasizing air superiority, precision engagement, close air support, command and control, intelligence coordination, and personnel recovery.

Oct. 11, 2022

The faces of RED FLAG-Alaska

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Blake Erhard, an Integrated Instrument and Flight Control Systems airman assigned to the 317th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, poses for a photo in a C-130J during RED FLAG-Alaska 23-1 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 11, 2022. “I learned a lot here so far and being able to work with everyone has been great,” said Erhard. “Red Flag is more of a real-life scenario compared to what we do back home at Dyess.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class J. Michael Peña)

Oct. 11, 2022

22nd AMXS de-ices RED FLAG-Alaska 23-1

KC-135 Stratotanker crew chiefs assigned to the 22nd Air Maintenance Squadron, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, conduct maintenance on a KC-135 Stratotanker during RED FLAG Alaska 23-1 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 11, 2022.

Oct. 11, 2022

909th Air Refueling Squadron fuels RF-A 23-1 Fighters

U.S. Air Force Maj. Rob Gruenenfelder and Capt. Elizabeth Luke, both KC-135 Stratotanker pilots assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, prepare to land during RED FLAG 23-1 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 11, 2022.

Oct. 7, 2022

RNZAF takes to the sky during RF-A 23-1

Royal New Zealand Air Force personnel assigned to No. 40 Squadron, RNZAF Base Auckland, participate in a familiarization flight on a C-130H(NZ) Hercules during RED FLAG-Alaska 23-1 over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, Oct. 7, 2022.

Oct. 6, 2022

RED FLAG-Alaska 23-1 kicks off

Exercise participants attend a Red Flag-Alaska 23-1 welcome briefing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 6, 2022.

Oct. 6, 2022

RED FLAG-Alaska 23-1 conducts familiarization flight

RED FLAG-Alaska 23-1 is in full swing, kicking off with a familiarization flight, Oct. 6, 2022.

Oct. 26, 2016

JBER's Airborne Contribution

The command to “sound off for equipment check” resonates through the immense interior of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. The call of “One, OK!” finalizes the equipment check, then 170-pound Soldiers carrying 150 pounds of gear each shuffle like zombies toward the open door of the massive cargo aircraft cruising at 1,000 feet. The light changes to green and they stumble towards the door with a hand covering their reserve chute. Recalling their training, they take a giant leap into the unknown. That sensation is something familiar to many at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

Oct. 14, 2016

RED FLAG-Alaska 17-1 lifts off at JBER

RED FLAG-Alaska 17-1 lifted off at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Oct. 6. RF-A is a Pacific Air Forces-directed field training exercise for U.S. and international forces flown under simulated air combat conditions. It is conducted on the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex with air operations flown primarily out of Eielson Air Force Base and JBER.

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