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  • Personnel recovery exercise brings rescue teams together for RF-A 16-2

    The phrase, “So Others May Live to Return with Honor” expresses the overarching goal of those serving in the rescue community and it connects a myriad of career fields dedicated to fulfilling that mission.RED FLAG-Alaska 16-2 provided an opportunity to connect survival, evasion, resistance and

  • Red Air: Aggressors’ experience provides life-saving training

    Uttered proudly in unison after a briefing before an air-to-air fight, “Have at you!” inspired by the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” signifies being the enemy squadron who will defend its battlefield, regardless of the cost.Pilots from the 18th Aggressor Squadron take the role of “Red

  • Never too late to teach an ‘old dog’ new tricks

    “This jet is a stud,” said U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Ian Bennett as he looked up at the number nine jet while the rest of the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314 F-18A Hornets lined down the ramp, each significantly less used. Bennett, a power line technician with the squadron based out of

  • Indian Air Force lands in prepration of RF-A 16-1

    Members and aircraft with the Indian Air Force landed at Eielson Air Force Base in preparation for RED FLAG-Alaska, a two-week exercise that provides U.S. and allied pilots, aircrews and operational support personnel the opportunity to train and improve their air combat skills in preparation for a

  • RED FLAG-Alaska kicks off

    Residents of Interior Alaska may see and hear increased flying activity as the first RED FLAG-Alaska of the calendar year, RF-A 16-1, begins and runs through May 13, 2016. RF-A provides U.S. and allied pilots, aircrews and operational support personnel the opportunity to train and improve their air