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RED FLAG-Alaska 22-1 to Focus on Joint, Multilateral Readiness

Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii --
Red Flag-Alaska 22-1, a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored joint and multilateral exercise, is scheduled to begin April 28 with primary flight operations over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex and is scheduled to run through May 13. Red Flag-Alaska is designed to provide realistic combat training in a simulated combat environment.

Approximately 2,220 service members from three nations are expected to fly, maintain and support more than 90 aircraft from over 25 units during this iteration of the exercise. In addition to the U.S., service members from Great Britain and Canada are scheduled to participate, enabling them to exchange tactics, techniques and procedures while improving interoperability with fellow Airmen. The majority of aircraft will be based at, and fly from, Eielson Air Force Base and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

Red Flag-Alaska exercises provide unique opportunities to integrate various forces in a realistic threat environment and dates back to 1975, when it was held at Clark Air Base, Philippines, and was called Exercise Cope Thunder.
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