F-35 at Northern Edge

05/09/2017: U.S. Marines from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 perform preflight operational checks on a U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II aircraft at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 4, 2017. Northern Edge, Alaska’s largest and premier joint training exercise, is designed to enhance interoperability among the services and ensure service members…

Red Flag Alaska 16-2

06/13/2016: According to a USMC story published on June 8, 2016, the Marines are participating in Red Flag Alaska 16-2. Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314, and Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242, from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, traveled to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, to participate in…

F-22 and Neptune Falcon

05/05/2016: 525th Fighter Squadron from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, sent F-22 Raptors to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, in support of Neptune Falcon, a joint air interoperability exercise that demonstrates sustainability and surge operations in a restrictive environment. Credit: Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Public Affairs:4/17/16    

C-17 Lands for First Time at Bryant Army Airfield in Alaska

03/24/2016: With the Arctic opening, there is a growing need to be able to support military operations in the area as needed. This was a short field landing of less than 4,000 feet.  The event marked the first time a C-17 has taken off from the airfield since its construction in…

RED FLAG-Alaska 15-3

08/25/2015: 8/11/2015 - EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- RED FLAG-Alaska 15-3, a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored, Joint National Training Capability accredited exercise officially started here Aug. 6. Originally called COPE THUNDER, the exercise moved to Eielson in 1992 from Clark Air Base, Philippines, after the eruption of Mount Pinatubo on June 15, 1991. COPE THUNDER was…

Paratroopers Conduct Arctic Live Fire Training Exercise

12/30/2014: Paratroopers with the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, conducting a live fire training exercise under Arctic winter conditions at Donnelly Training Area near Fort Greely, Alaska, October 7, 2014. Credit:4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs:10/7/14

Planes Operated by the EAG Air Forces

11/26/2014: As a multinational organization thinking through the evolution of airpower, a key challenge and opportunity is to shape interoperability and convergent concepts of operations among a fleet of different types of aircraft. In this slideshow, some of these aircraft are highlighted. [maxgallery id="72528"] In the first photo, Royal Netherlands…

Platform Baker Fire Response in Alaska Overflight Footage

10/14/2014: Overflight footage of the natural gas drill platform Baker in Cook Inlet near Kenai, Alaska, filmed by a Coast Guard C-130 Hercules airplane crew from Air Station Kodiak, Oct. 3, 2014. Multiple Coast Guard assets, along with personnel from Hilcorp, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Nikiski Fire Department, CISPRI…