Northern Edge

Northern EdgeNORTHERN EDGE 2019 is a joint training exercise scheduled for May 2019.  It is Alaska's premier joint training exercise designed to practice operations. techniques and procedures, and enhance interoperability among the services.

NORTHERN EDGE is one in a series of U.S. Pacific Command exercise that prepares joint forces to respond to crises in the Asia Pacific region.  Thousands of participants from all the services.  Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from active duty, Reserve and National Guard units are involved.

PNORTHERN EDGE is one in a series of U.S. Pacific Command exercises, which prepares joint forces to respond to crises in the Indo-Pacific region. Thousands of participants from all U.S. military services, to include Reserve and National Guard units, are involved. 

Participants will sharpen their skills by practicing tactics, techniques and procedures. This improves command, control and communication relationships, and develops interoperable plans and programs. NE19 provides the opportunity to hone current and test future applications of combat operations and weapon capabilities. This joint training event provides effective, flexible and capabilities-centered joint forces ready for deployment worldwide and enables real-world proficiency in detection and tracking of units at sea, in the air and on land, and response to multiple crises.  For questions please call the Northern Edge Public Affairs office at (907) 552-7477.

Alaskan Command is grateful to the citizens of the state of Alaska for their support as we use our expansive training ranges to conduct these critical joint training operations.

 

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Airmen assigned to the 732d Air Mobility Squadron load cargo onto a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, on the flightline at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 1, 2021, in support of Northern Edge 2021. Approximately 15,000 U.S. service members are participating in a joint training exercise hosted by U.S. Pacific Air Forces May 3-14, 2021, on and above the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, the Gulf of Alaska, and temporary maritime activities area. NE21 is one in a series of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command exercises designed to sharpen the joint forces’ skills; to practice tactics, techniques, and procedures; to improve command, control and communication relationships; and to develop cooperative plans and programs.
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53rd Wing gears up for Northern Edge 21
An F-15EX Eagle II from the 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron, 53rd Wing, takes flight for the first time out of Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., April 26, 2021, prior to departure for Northern Edge 2021. The F-15EX brings next-generation combat technology to a highly successful fighter airframe that is capable of projecting power across multiple domains for the Joint Force. (U.S Air Force photo by 1st Lt Savanah Bray)
April 29, 2021 - More than 25 aircraft, and hundreds of Airmen, from across the 53rd Wing are headed to Alaska in support of Northern Edge 21, INDOPACOM’s premier bi-annual exercise designed to increase joint combat effectiveness in all...

Nothern Edge 2017 Concludes
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor is refueled by a KC-10 Extender from the 9th Air Refueling Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., during exercise Northern Edge 2017, May 4, 2017. NE17 is Alaska’s premier joint training exercise designed to practice operations, techniques and procedures, as well as enhance interoperability among the services.
May 12, 2017 - Approximately 6,000 sailors, soldiers, airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen...

67th Maintenance Keeps the Eagles in the Air
Senior Airman Mitchell Donovan, a crew chief with the 67th Fighter Squadron out of Kadena Airbase talks to pilot Air Force Capt. Jason Shank during a preflight inspection of his F-15C Eagle during the morning
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Tankers essential to keeping NE17 aircraft flying
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Fernando Chavez, KC-10 Extender flight engineer with the 9th Air Refueling Squadron based out of Travis Air Force Base, Calif., conducts a pre-flight inspection prior to taking off from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, May 4, 2017, to support exercise Northern Edge 2017. NE17 is Alaska’s premier joint training exercise designed to practice operations, techniques and procedures as well as enhance interoperability among the services.
May 5, 2017 - Exercise Northern Edge 2017 highlights the interoperability of the most advanced fighter aircrafts in the United States arsenal, the F-22 Raptor and F-35B Lightning II. These fifth generation aircraft are a sight to behold,...

Northern Edge 2017 takes to the skies
An Air Force 3rd Wing F-22 Raptor based here takes off while an EA 18 G Growler from Carrier Strike Group 1, based out of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, taxis out to takeoff position on the first day of Exercise Northern Edge 17. Northern Edge is a biennial joint training exercise involving approximately 6,000 personnel, that dates to 1975.
May 2, 2017 - Dozens of 4th and 5th generation fighter jets from across the U.S. military hit the skies over Alaska, Monday, May 1, 2017, as Northern Edge 2017 (NE17) kicked off with a ‘morning go’...

Day two of exercise Northern Edge 17 underway
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor takes off during exercise Northern Edge 17, May 2, 2017. Northern Edge 2017 is Alaska’s premier joint training exercise designed to practice operations, techniques and procedures as well as enhance interoperability among the services. Thousands of participants from all the services, Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from active duty, Reserve and National Guard units are involved.
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Northern Edge 17 Kicks Off
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor takes off during exercise Northern Edge 17, May 1, 2017. Northern Edge 2017 is Alaska’s premier joint training exercise designed to practice operations, techniques and procedures as well as enhance interoperability among the services. Thousands of participants from all the services, Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from active duty, Reserve and National Guard units are involved.
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Northern Edge 2017
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Dominic Schulte, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232 flight equipment technician from Miramar, Calif., closes the cockpit of an FA-18C Hornet from his squadron at the flight line at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, for Exercise Northern Edge, April 24, 2017. Various military aircraft from all services will practice operations, techniques and procedures while enhancing interoperability during Northern Edge 2017 – Alaska’s premier joint-training exercise.
April 25, 2017 - U.S. Marine Corps FA-18C Hornets with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232 from Miramar, Calif., arrive at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, for Exercise Northern Edge, April 24, 2017. Various military aircraft from all...
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