RED FLAG-Alaska 21 kicks off
Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs
/ Published October 02, 2020
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii --
Red Flag-Alaska 21, a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise, is scheduled to begin Oct. 8 with primary flight operations over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex and is scheduled to run through Oct. 23. Red Flag-Alaska is designed to provide realistic training in a simulated combat environment.
Approximately 800 service members are expected to fly, maintain and support more than 40 aircraft from 10 units during this iteration of the exercise. 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.