The US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) recently completed a successful training exercise in the unforgiving Alaskan wilderness.

Arctic Edge 24 (AE24), a joint operation led by US Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), pushed Air Commandos and their international partners to their limits from February 23 to March 11, 2024.

Their mission? Prove the Air Force motto “Any place, any time, anywhere” holds true, even in the face of brutal cold.

The exercise focused on honing special operations capabilities in extreme cold and high-latitude environments and building strong relationships with partner nations.