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Release No: 251-06
March 28, 2006

Red Flag -Alaska Exercise Replaces Cope Thunder

            The Air Force chief of staff announced the Cope Thunder exercise, held in Alaska, will be renamed and enhanced so it provides complementary training on the same level as the current Red Flag exercise held at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.


            Red Flag – Alaska, coupled with Red Flag – Nellis, will provide the Air Force a common set of exercises in multiple locations that have standardized and equal training capabilities.


            “Red Flag Alaska is an Air Force level exercise that will build on and reinforce air force to air force habitual relationships,” said General T. Michael Moseley.  “Making this exercise a Red Flag expands joint training operations and opportunities to improve interoperability with our allies.”


            The first Red Flag – Alaska will occur this summer.


            For more information please contact Maj. Brenda Campbell, at (703) 695-2783.

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