MEDIA ADVISORY: RED FLAG-Alaska 23-1 begins at JBER Oct. 6

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RED FLAG-Alaska 23-1, a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise designed to provide realistic training in a simulated combat environment, is scheduled to begin Oct. 6 and run through Oct. 21.

The majority of aircraft will be based at, and fly from, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. As a result, people who live and work on or near these installations may notice increased air traffic. Primary flight operations will occur over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex.

Approximately 1,000 service members are expected to fly, maintain and support more than 40 aircraft from more than 15 units during this iteration of the exercise. In addition to U.S. armed forces, units from the Royal New Zealand Air Force and the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force are set to participate in RF-A 23-1, enabling the exchange of tactics, techniques and procedures while improving interoperability with our joint forces and allies.

Media interested in covering the exercise at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson should contact the 673d Air Base Wing Public Affairs office at (907) 552-8160 or email Media interested in covering the exercise at Eielson AFB should contact the 354th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at (907) 377-2116.

Follow the RED FLAG-Alaska Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS) page at for full coverage of the exercise.