Four F-35A Lightning IIs, assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base in Utah, fly in formation over Denali National Park, Alaska, Aug. 17, 2020. The 388th FW participated in RED FLAG-Alaska 20-3 during which fourth and fifth generation fighter aircraft trained side-by-side in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, the Department of Defense's largest instrumented training range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)
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388th FW soars over Alaska in RED FLAG-Alaska 20-3

Four F-35A Lightning IIs, assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base in Utah, fly in formation over Denali National Park, Alaska, Aug. 17, 2020. The 388th FW participated in RED FLAG-Alaska 20-3 during which fourth and fifth generation fighter aircraft trained side-by-side in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, the Department of Defense’s largest instrumented training [Read More …]

Paratroopers assigned to Blackfoot Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, clear a simulated enemy position during squad training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 26, 2020. The training honed Blackfoot Company’s infantry skills to include: squad movement, communication, and destroying simulated enemy positions by coordinated assault and maneuver. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)
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Blackfoot Co., ‘1 Geronimo’ hones infantry skills at JBER

Paratroopers assigned to Blackfoot Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, clear a simulated enemy position during squad training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 26, 2020. The training honed Blackfoot Company’s infantry skills to include: squad movement, communication, and destroying simulated enemy positions by coordinated assault and [Read More …]

U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors assigned to the 3rd Wing are checked prior to flight at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 12, 2020, in support of RED FLAG-Alaska 20-3. RED FLAG-Alaska is a Pacific Air Forces-directed field training exercise in which aircrews fly under simulated air combat conditions. This allows those involved to improve interoperability through the exchange of tactics, techniques and procedures. RF-A 20-3 was adapted to execute the training needed to maintain mission readiness and lethality while mitigating the potential spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily Farnsworth)
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Raptors launch for RED FLAG-Alaska 20-3

U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors assigned to the 3rd Wing are checked prior to flight at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 12, 2020, in support of RED FLAG-Alaska 20-3. RED FLAG-Alaska is a Pacific Air Forces-directed field training exercise in which aircrews fly under simulated air combat conditions. This allows those involved to improve interoperability through the exchange of tactics, [Read More …]

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, flies overhead during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 20-3 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 7, 2020. Each year, RF-A shapes scenarios to meet each unit’s specific desired learning objectives in order to prepare the next generation of Airmen for 21st Century combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Larue Guerrisky)
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Soaring through RED FLAG-Alaska 20-3

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, flies overhead during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 20-3 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 7, 2020. Each year, RF-A shapes scenarios to meet each unit’s specific desired learning objectives in order to prepare the next generation of Airmen for 21st Century combat. [Read More …]

U.S. Airmen from the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) flight ruck outside of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 31, 2020. The Eielson EOD flight annually rucks from Eielson AFB to the Arctic Circle in honor of 32 EOD Airmen who paid the ultimate sacrifice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)
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EOD Airmen ruck to Arctic Circle

U.S. Airmen from the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) flight ruck outside of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 31, 2020. The Eielson EOD flight annually rucks from Eielson AFB to the Arctic Circle in honor of 32 EOD Airmen who paid the ultimate sacrifice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

Airmen assigned to the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare a B-52H Stratofortress for takeoff during a Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 16, 2020. The BTF mission brought B-52H Stratofortress bombers and 2nd Bomb Wing Airmen to the Indo-Pacific theater to test their ability to integrate and operate from a forward location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)
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2nd Bomb Wing projects power from the Last Frontier, BTF Alaska

Airmen assigned to the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare a B-52H Stratofortress for takeoff during a Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 16, 2020. The BTF mission brought B-52H Stratofortress bombers and 2nd Bomb Wing Airmen to the Indo-Pacific theater to test their ability to integrate and operate from a forward location. (U.S. Air [Read More …]

Airman 1st Class Lukas Turley, a 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, salutes Maj. Brian Mueller, 356th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, both assigned to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, before taking off for a training sortie at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 14, 2020. This is the first temporary duty assignment for the 356th FS since the unit received its first fighter aircraft in April 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Johnathon Wines)
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Eielson F-35’s at JBER

Airman 1st Class Lukas Turley, a 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, salutes Maj. Brian Mueller, 356th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, both assigned to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, before taking off for a training sortie at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 14, 2020. This is the first temporary duty assignment for the 356th FS since the unit [Read More …]

U.S. Air Force Maj. Josh ‘Cabo’ Gunderson, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team commander, flies across the Alaskan mountain range during a performance at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 10, 2020. The F-22 Demo Team travels to air shows all across the world to showcase the performance and capabilities of the world's premier 5th-generation fighter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Sam Eckholm)
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F-22 Rages Across Alaskan Mountains

U.S. Air Force Maj. Josh ‘Cabo’ Gunderson, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team commander, flies across the Alaskan mountain range during a performance at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 10, 2020. The F-22 Demo Team travels to air shows all across the world to showcase the performance and capabilities of the world’s premier 5th-generation fighter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Sam [Read More …]

Senior Airman Tommy Chase, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, poses for a photo at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 17, 2020. Bomber Task Force missions enable crews to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency and validate the always-ready global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lillian Miller)
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Barksdale crew chiefs

Senior Airman Tommy Chase, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, poses for a photo at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 17, 2020. Bomber Task Force missions enable crews to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency and validate the always-ready global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lillian Miller)

A Defense Contract Management Agency pilot taxis a U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II after landing at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 25, 2020. This was the fourth of 54 F-35As scheduled to arrive to Eielson by the end of 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)
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F-35A fleet doubles at Eielson

A Defense Contract Management Agency pilot taxis a U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II after landing at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 25, 2020. This was the fourth of 54 F-35As scheduled to arrive to Eielson by the end of 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)