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

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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 today.

United Kingdom and Australian service members will join the U.S. contingent in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command exercise by providing an opportunity for joint, multinational and multi-domain operations designed to provide high-end, realistic war fighter training, develop and improve joint interoperability, and enhance the combat readiness of participating forces.

NE23-1 is an example of our strong relationship with the state of Alaska and demonstrates the U.S. commitment to the region by building interoperability, advancing common interests and a commitment to our Allies and partners in ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific region

Operating locations include Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Eielson Air Force Base, Fairbanks International Airport, and Ted Stevens International Airport, among others. The training will take place in and over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, Gulf of Alaska, and temporary maritime activities area.

The public can expect increased military activity in these areas, particularly with aircraft and maritime activity.

Members of the media are encouraged to visit our public DVIDS Feature Page for the most current NE23-1 imagery, including photos and b-roll for reporting -

Any public inquiries or media queries can be sent to the NE23-1 Public Affairs team; POCs are Major Clay Lancaster at and Senior Master Sgt. Miguel Lara at