Noise Advisory - Increased air traffic at JBER now through July

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Beginning today through July, residents near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson can expect increased aircraft noise and traffic as multiple exercises commence.

RED FLAG-Alaska 24-2, Pacific Skies 24, and Arctic Defender 24 will create more noise for surrounding communities and the Joint Pacific-Alaska Range Complex.

RED FLAG-Alaska is a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise scheduled today through June 14, designed to provide realistic training in a simulated combat environment enabling joint combined forces to exchange tactics, techniques and procedures while improving interoperability with fellow allied forces.

For more information about RED FLAG-Alaska 24-2 visit

Pacific Skies 24, a German-led deployment, is a combination of several exercises in which the German, French and Spanish air forces take part with U.S. forces.

To learn more about Pacific Skies 24 visit

German Tornado jets will practice low-level flying operations in Alaska and will be joined by additional allied aircraft for Arctic Defender, a field training exercise for U.S. and international forces flown in Alaska scheduled July 8 through 17.

Finally, the public is invited to join JBER for the Arctic Thunder Open House July 20 and 21. The event will also bring increased civilian and military aircraft noise during and in the days immediately before the event.

Visit for more information about Arctic Thunder 2024.

Members of the community with questions or comments about JBER activities or this noise advisory should visit

News media with questions should email or call 907-551-8995.