SCOPE: This coverage is of a Joint Readiness Exercise called JACK FROST 76, the purpose of which is to train a Joint Task Force under the extreme conditions of the Arctic to defend the main base complexes of Alaska, the trans-Alaska pipeline, and to repel or destroy any invading force.
Equipment and troops load on C-141 at McChord AFB, Wash
Aleskan Air National Guard troops unload equipment at Eielson AFB, Alaska.
Paratrooper's board C-130.
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Background: SCOPE: This coverage is of a Joint Readiness Exercise called JACK FROST 76, the purpose of which is to train a Joint Task Force under the extreme conditions of the Arctic to defend the main base complexes of Alaska, the trans-Alaska pipeline, and to repel or destroy any invading force.
BACKGROUND: The United States Readiness Command is conducting a Joint Readiness Exercise called JACK FROST 76 in central Alaska from January 5-31, 1976. More than 14,000 soldiers and airmen will be involved in the exercise.
The exercise is being conducted in four phases. The first phase was the deployment and climatic familiarization phase condition on 5-14 January. A one-day Command Post Exercise took place on 15 January, followed by the tactical employment phase conducted from 16-24 January. Redeployment of forces will take place during the period of 25-31 January.
The main ground forces came from the 172??? Infantry Brigade, Alaska, and one Battalion Combat Team came from the 9th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington.
The tactical Air Force forces came from the ??? Tactical Fighter Squadron, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, and the 366th Tactical Fighter Wing, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Tactical reconnaissance aircraft came from the 155th Tactical Reconnaissance Group, and from Lincoln Air National Guard Base, Mebraska.
The scanrip was designed to exercise and evaluate command and control procedures for Joint Task Force operations, exercise deployment of forces from the lower 48 states, and exercise joint logistics procedures in support of independent Army and Air Force forces over extended air and sea lines of communications in the Arctic winter environment.