Red Flag-Alaska 24-2 begins enhancing joint, combined interoperability

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Red Flag-Alaska 24-2, a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise, is scheduled to begin May 30, with primary flight operations over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex and is scheduled to run through June 14. Red Flag-Alaska is designed to provide realistic training in a simulated combat environment.

Approximately 3100 service members are expected to fly, maintain and support more than 100 aircraft from 4 nations scheduled to participate in Red Flag-Alaska 24-2. The exercise will have aircraft based at Eielson Air Force Base and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska and will enable joint combined forces to exchange tactics, techniques and procedures while improving interoperability with fellow servicemembers.

Red Flag-Alaska training spans from individual skills to complex, large-scale joint engagements. The exercise can be adapted to integrate various forces into a realistic threat environment using the more than 77,000 square miles of airspace in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, which is the largest combat training range in the world.