JDF JapanDefenseFocus No.68

SPECIAL FEATURE

Participation in Red Flag – Alaska

Participation in Red Flag – Alaska

The ASDF took part in the United States Air Force combat Exercise “Red Flag-Alaska” from July 27th to August 28th. Hosted by the United States Air Force, this exercise is held in Alaska to take advantage of its excellent environment for military training. The exercise, which is held in a competition format, involves all aspects of aerial combat, from planning at a commanding headquarters to the deployment and return of aircraft. Approx. 310 personnel from the ASDF participated in this exercise aiming at enhancing the tactics and combat skills of units and the bilateral operational capabilities of Japan and U.S. Forces.

Participation in Red Flag – Alaska

From July 27th to August 28th, the ASDF deployed six F-15s and two KC-767s to Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, the U.S., and one E-767 and three C-130Hs to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson for the duration of the training where the aircraft were involved in drilling of air-to-air combat, aerial refueling, and tactical air transportation.

This year marks the 19th participation from the ASDF since 1996.

Participation in Red Flag – Alaska
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