red flag alaska

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 13th Fighter Squadron at Misawa Air Base, Japan, launches for a training sortie May 6, 2015, during Red Flag-Alaska 15-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The exercise enables units from around the globe to conduct live-fire training, using more than 67,000 square miles of airspace over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Reft/Released)

Couple o’ Harriers pouring the coals on a frigid scene.

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (Oct. 6, 2024) - U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier ground attack aircraft assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 311, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., take off for a sortie at Eielson Air Force Base during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 15-1. RF-A is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation forces, providing combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Reft) 141006-F-YW474-207

An F-15K Slam Eagle taxis down the Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, flight line Oct. 10, 2016, during Red Flag-Alaska 17-1. Red Flag-Alaska is a Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercise and is vital to maintaining peace and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The F-15K is assigned to the South Korea air force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron, refuels from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 168th Air Refueling Wing, during Red Flag-Alaska 17-2 June 14, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.

F-16 Falcons and A-10 Thunderbolt IIs fly over the Republic of Korea. Airmen from Osan Air Base joined Airmen from across the world to participate in Red Flag Alaska 09-03, schedules for July 23 - Aug. 7, 2009. The exercise is considered by many as the most intense training opportunity available to combat flying units. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lt. Col. Judd Fancher)

A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron out of Kadena Air Base, Japan, connects with a KC-135 Stratotanker out of McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., Oct. 10, 2016, during a RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 17-1 mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik)

A little birdy told me it was someone’s birthday today …

Happy 239th to the U.S. Marine Corps, y'all! Thanks for all you’ve done.

A U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II aircraft assigned to Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311 taxis on the flight line during Distant Frontier at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 25, 2014, in preparation for Red Flag-Alaska (RF-A) 15-1. RF-A is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation forces, providing combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support, and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Araos, U.S. Air Force/Released)

Strike Fear

An F-15E Strike Eagle, assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron out of Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, gains speed as it takes off from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 6, 2016, during Red Flag-Alaska 16-2. Red Flag-Alaska missions are conducted over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, more than 67,000 square miles of airspace that includes one conventional bombing range and two tactical bombing ranges containing 510 different types of targets and 45 threat simulators.

4

Bacon earns Blue Team the win.

[1] A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 354th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., breaks away from a dry-fire ground attack during RED FLAG-Alaska 14-1, Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, Alaska. The JPARC’s valleys and mountains provided A-10 pilots opportunities to enhance their skills in low-altitude maneuvering with target acquisition. 

[2] A U.S. Force A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 354th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., attacks simulated ground targets while a U.S. Army forward observation team assigned to 3rd Platoon, A Troop, 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, provides overwatch. The Soldiers provided a tactical operations center with information on targets and terrain.

[3] U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew Goldsmith, forward observer assigned to 3rd Platoon, A Troop, 1st Cavalry Regiment, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, provides covering fire while his team extracts from an observation point. Goldsmith utilized uneven terrain to conceal his team from possible retaliation while they waited for a vehicle extraction.

[4] A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to 3rd Platoon, A Troop, 1st Cavalry Regiment, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, fires a .50-caliber machine gun at simulated targets from a Stryker armored vehicle during a simulated team extraction. The Stryker team provided covering fire while a forward observation team boarded the vehicle.

(Photos by Senior Airman Peter Reft, 22 MAY 2014.)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot from the 113th Wing, District of Columbia Air National Guard, takes off from the flight line April 27, 2015 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The unit is preparing to participate in RED FLAG-Alaska 15-2 large-force employment training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)

2

U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier ground attack aircraft assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 311, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., take off for a sortie at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 6, 2014, during RED FLAG-Alaska 15-1. RF-A is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation forces, providing combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Reft/Released)

youtube

Kunsan Airmen Depart for Red Flag Alaska 14 [HD]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpQq9KuFkF8