010319 | March 26, 2019
People in the vicinity of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson may notice an increase in air traffic, which may be louder than usual, during the Polar Force exercise through April 5.
The two-week exercise is designed to test the base’s mission readiness and to strengthen and develop the skills of JBER’s Airmen.
“What the exercise does for us is it gives us the opportunity to demonstrate our ability to pack up our squadrons, our Airmen and our aircraft and deploy to another location to deliver that combat air power where it’s needed,” said Lt. Col. John Krellner, the 3rd Operations Group deputy commander. “So it takes an immense amount of logistical resources, support resources to pull together an organization such as an F-22 squadron or an E-3 squadron to get them out the door.”
To find out more about the aviation training taking place during Polar Force, the video interview with Krellner can be found at the following link: