Gulf of Alaska Mountainous Coast Flyover
May 10, 2021
May 3, 2021 – A U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit flies over the mountainous Gulf of Alaska coastal area in support of Northern Edge 2021 (NE21). U.S. service members are participating in a joint training exercise hosted by U.S. Pacific Air Forces on and above the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, the Gulf of Alaska, and temporary maritime activities area.
NE21 is one in a series of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command exercises designed to sharpen the joint forces’ skills; to practice tactics, techniques, and procedures; to improve command, control and communication relationships; and to develop cooperative plans and programs.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brendan Mullin.