Images: RED FLAG-Alaska 12-2 [Image 29 of 29]
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Catherine Norcom (left), boom operator and U.S. Air Force KC-135 pilots, Capt. Michael Riley (center), and Capt. Andrew Scherff (right) go over preflight paperwork at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska prior to conducting a refueling mission, June 20, 2012, during Red Flag-Alaska 12-2. Norcom, Riley and Scherff are from McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., and in Alaska supporting the flying operations during the two week multinational Red Flag exercise. Red Flag-Alaska is a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored, joint/coalition, tactical air combat employment exercise which corresponds to the operational capability of participating units. The entire exercise takes place in the Joint Pacific Range Complex over Alaska as well as a portion of Western Canada for a total airspace of more than 67,000 square miles.