’Red Flag — Alaska’ traces its roots to the ‘Cope Thunder’ events in the Pacific region. Moving to Eielson AFB, Alaska, in 1992, the exercise was rebranded during 2006 and has grown in stature ever since, attracting participants from around the globe.



The resident 18th Aggressor Squadron provided the specialist enemy threat presentations.

EIELSON AFB IS where the wilderness of Alaska meets the advanced technology of the military world. Located near the city of Fairbanks, this large and picturesque base is the permanent home of both the 18th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS) and the 168th Air Refueling Wing.

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