Raptors At Red Flag-Alaska

Posted 22 June 2012
Photo by Luke Waack

The F-22 Raptor air dominance fighter was flown in a Red Flag-Alaska exercise for the first time in June. Airmen from both the active duty 525th Fighter Squadron and the Reserve Associate 302nd FS at JB Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, took part in Red Flag-Alaska 12-2, which ran from 6 to 22 June 2012 over the Joint Pacific-Alaska Range Complex near Eielson AFB, Alaska. The Raptor pilots flew eighty sorties during the exercise, performing counterair missions and flying top cover for Australian, German, Japanese, Polish, and North Atlantic Treaty Organization aircraft in realistic combat scenarios. Red Flag-Alaska exercises takes place three or four times per year.

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