Raptors at Red Flag-Alaska
F-22 Raptor pilots wait for maintainers to give the sign to start the mission during a rainy day July 27 at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska for Red Flag-Alaska. Red Flag is a Pacific Air Forces commander-based field training exercise for U.S. coalition forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Laura Turner)

Photo essay: Raptors at Red Flag-Alaska

by Senior Airman Laura Turner
3rd Wing Public Affairs

7/29/2009 - ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- An F-22 Raptor pilots braved a rainy day of flying July 27 during Red Flag-Alaska here. Red Flag is a field training exercise for U.S. coalition forces that provides joint offensive counter-air, interdiction close air support, and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. Participating bases include Elmendorf and Eielson Air Force bases, Alaska, and Osan Air Base, South Korea. 


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