Soldiers, Airmen Conduct Training

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Air Force Lt. Col. J.B. Waltermire, left, and Army Lt. Col. James Hayes discuss tactics as soldiers and airmen train together to hone joint interoperability and close air support capabilities in a simulated combat environment during the Red Flag-Alaska 14-3 exercise on Yukon Training Area, Alaska, Aug. 20, 2014. Red Flag-Alaska is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed exercises providing joint offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large-force employment training. Waltermire is commander of the 140th Air Support Operations Squadron, and Hayes is commander of the 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Alaska.  U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
  • Army 1st Lt. Austin Buettgenbach, foreground, briefs his soldiers and airmen on an upcoming mission during the Red Flag-Alaska 14-3 exercise on Yukon Training Area, Alaska, Aug. 20, 2014. Buettgenbach, a platoon leader, is assigned to the 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Alaska. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
  • Army Spc. Richard Pabey, left, and Army Sgt. Warren Henderson discuss an upcoming mission with their unit during the Red Flag-Alaska 14-3 exercise on Yukon Training Area, Alaska, Aug. 20, 2014. Pabey and Henderson are assigned to the 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Alaska. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
  • Army Pfc. Joseph Dean Quimpo applies face camouflage during the Red Flag-Alaska 14-3 exercise on Yukon Training Area, Alaska, Aug. 20, 2014. Quimpo is assigned to the 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Alaska. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
  • Army Spc. Michael Hall performs a radio check during the Red Flag-Alaska 14-3 exercise on Yukon Training Area, Alaska, Aug. 20, 2014. Hall is assigned to the 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Alaska. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
  • Air Force Lt. Col. J.B. Waltermire, center, walks in front of a M1127 Stryker reconnaissance vehicle during the Red Flag-Alaska 14-3 exercise on Yukon Training Area, Alaska, Aug. 20, 2014. Waltermire is commander of the 140th Air Support Operations Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
  • Army Spc. Danny Rodriguez draws 40mm MK-19 Mod III grenade machine gun ammunition during the Red Flag-Alaska 14-3 exercise on Yukon Training Area, Alaska, Aug. 20, 2014. Rodriguez is assigned to the 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Alaska. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
  • Air Force Lt. Col. J.B. Waltermire, left, monitors radio communications with close air support aircraft on a strafing run during the Red Flag-Alaska 14-3 exercise on Yukon Training Area, Alaska, Aug. 20, 2014. Waltermire is commander of the 140th Air Support Operations Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
  • Army Spc. Jeremy Parsons engages targets with a M2 heavy barrel .50-caliber machine gun during the Red Flag-Alaska 14-3 exercise on Yukon Training Area, Alaska, Aug. 20, 2014. Parsons is assigned to the 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Alaska. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
  • A soldier in his M1127 Stryker reconnaissance vehicle uses binoculars to monitor a live-fire exercise on Yukon Training Area, Alaska, Aug. 20, 2014. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
  • Army Pfc. Joseph Dean Quimpo provides security during the Red Flag-Alaska 14-3 exercise on Yukon Training Area, Alaska, Aug. 20, 2014. Quimpo is assigned to the 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Alaska. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher