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    • Arctic Challenge

      Arctic Challenge is a multinational training exercise to strengthen our partnerships with other militaries in the region. The purpose of the exercise is to practice mobilizing; evaluate aircraft, personnel and weapons capabilities; and train in multinational operations. This exercise is an
      opportunity to train with our NATO allies and European partners in a realistic environment. The...

    • Arctic Challenge 2015

      Arctic Challenge is a multinational flying exercise involving Europe-based U.S. Air Force aircraft and personnel alongside eight partner nations to ensure interoperability. Through these strengthened relationships and engagements with our Allies and partners, the U.S. demonstrates its shared commitment to a safe and secure Europe.


      ARCTIC CHALLENGE EXERCISE 19 is a Nordic aviation training exercise hosted this year by the Swedish air force. ACE 19 provides vital scenario-based training in a realistic environment to prepare forces for enemy defensive systems. Developing a European-based flag exercise will serve to amplify defense training and interoperability between countries across northern Europe. The U.S. force's...

    • Arctic Challenge Exercise 2023

      Arctic Challenge Exercise 2023 (ACE23) is a Nordic large-force, live-fly field training exercise focused on joint and combined air operations with NATO Allies and other Partners throughout the Arctic region.

    • Arctic Challenge Exercise 21

      The Arctic Challenge Exercise 21 is a Royal Norwegian air force-led, Nordic large-force, live-fly Field Training Exercise hosted by Norway, Sweden and Finland, and focused on joint and combined air operations with NATO allies and partner nations from June 1-18, 2021. Exercises like ACE 21 builds interoperability with allies and partners to demonstrate capability and convey a strong deterrent...

    • Arctic Chinook

      Arctic Chinook is a joint U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Northern Command sponsored exercise on the U.S. State Department approved list of Arctic Council Chairmanship events. Concept is to conduct a live field training exercise (FTX) of the Arctic SAR Agreement that will exercise a response construct applicable across the Arctic region. Intent is to build upon Arctic Zephyr TTX series by...

    • Arctic Defender

      Arctic Defender is part of a months-long deployment hosted by the German Air Force – Pacific Skies 24. Germany, France and Spain are partners in the trinational Future Combat Air System FCAS, and as the first stop in their deployment, Arctic Defender is a field training exercise (FTX) for U.S. and international forces flown under simulated air combat conditions.


      ARCTIC EAGLE is a homeland security and emergency response exercise operating throughout the state of Alaska, hosted by the Alaska National Guard. ARCTIC EAGLE provides training opportunities for national, state and local agencies to participate in sustained operations in the extreme cold-weather conditions found in Arctic environments. Images and videos will be posted here throughout the...