Air Force To Save $3.5 Million By Cancelling Red Flag Exercise

The Air Force says a decision to cancel this month’s Red Flag Alaska military exercises will save about $3.5 million.

Air Force spokeswoman Capt. Kim Bender says that figure is the average cost for the two-week military exercises based out of Eielson Air Force Base and Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson in Anchorage.

It has not yet been determined if the next Red Flag Alaska exercise scheduled for August will be canceled because of government-wide budget cuts that began in March.

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