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 Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise is scheduled from May 30 through June 14 with primary flight operations over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex and aircraft based at Eielson Air Force Base and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Red Flag-Alaska is designed to provide realistic training in a simulated combat environment enabling 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 exercises 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.