U.S., Canadian and Russian Troops Participate in Vigilant Eagle on Alaska Base

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A USAF E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System takes off to support Vigilant Eagle 13, an exercise based on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Aug. 27, 2013. This exercise provides an opportunity for Russian, Canadian and U.S. military personnel to enhance their international partnership, and to cooperatively detect, track, identify and follow a hijacked aircraft as it proceeds across international boundaries. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson
  • Canadian air force Col. Pat Carpentier and Russian air force Col. Alexander Vasilier talk with each other while flying on a simulated hijacked aircraft during Vigilant Eagle 13, an exercise based on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 27, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson
  • A Russian air force Su-27 Sukhois intercepts a simulated hijacked aircraft entering Russian airspace during Vigilant Eagle 13, an exercise based on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 27, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson
  • U.S. Air Force Capt. Joe Caruso, an exchange pilot with the Canadian air force, flies a CC-150T Polaris during Vigilant Eagle 13, an exercise based on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 28, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson
  • Pilots fly Canadian air force CF-18 Hornets during a mission to support Vigilant Eagle 13, an exercise based on Joint Base Elemdorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 28, 2013.  U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson
  • Canadian air force CF-18 Hornets receive fuel from a CC-150T Polaris during Vigilant Eagle 13, an exercise based on Joint Base Elemdorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 28, 2013.  U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson
  • A Canadian air force CF-18 Hornet receives fuel from a CC-150T Polaris during Vigilant Eagle 13, an exercise on Joint Base Elemdorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 28, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson
  • A Canadian air force CC-150T Polaris gets ready for take off to support Vigilant Eagle 13, an exercise on Joint Base Elemdorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 28, 2013.  U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson
  • A Canadian air force CF-18 Hornet flies next to a CC-150T Polaris during Vigilant Eagle 13, an exercise on Joint Base Elemdorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 28, 2013.  U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson