RED FLAG-Alaska 23-3 Begins at JBER August 10

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JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- RED FLAG-Alaska, a series of Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. forces, begins Aug. 14 and will run until Aug. 25, 2023.

The exercise provides joint offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support, and large-force employment training in a simulated combat environment.
Most of the 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. This iteration, RED FLAG-Alaska 23-3, will provide unique opportunities to integrate U.S. forces with units from the Royal Australian Air Force, enabling the exchange of tactics, techniques and procedures while improving interoperability with our joint forces and allies. RED FLAG-Alaska exercises provide unique opportunities to integrate various forces in a realistic threat environment and date back to 1975, when it was first held at Clark Air Base, Philippines, under the name Exercise Cope Thunder.
JBER will host a media day for RED FLAG-Alaska 23-3 on Aug. 18, 2023. This event will allow for interviews of several participants in the exercise, including a member of the RAAF.

Media desiring to cover RED FLAG at JBER, including attending media day, should contact the JBER/673ABW Public Affairs office by sending an email to or call (907) 551-8995 for coordination no later than 48 hours prior to the desired engagement. Please provide the names of the media outlet and reporter, as well as a phone number.