ALASKA - All the preparation and public notices have led to this moment. Northern Edge 2019 is here.

Planes soar in and out of an undisclosed location in the Gulf of Alaska, stopping and starting before you can catch your breath. These aircraft escalate and de-escalate in just one point five seconds, traveling from 160 knots to 0.

It’s all to learn how to better serve and defend Alaska, the Arctic, and the United States of America.

Northern Edge is a joint force operation, primarily focused on how multiple air units can work together. If you see or hear increased planes overhead, don’t be surprised. Although the air units are the priority, it’s the water units that have Alaskans worried.

With a little teamwork, the U.S. Military is able to continue protecting our nation, while protecting our food supply.

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