People near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson may notice more noise and air traffic in the skies over the next few days.

JBER's airmen are taking part in Polar Force, a two-week exercise that goes through Friday, April 5.

Lt. Col. John Krellner, the 3rd Operations Group deputy commander, says Polar Force tests the base's mission readiness and strengthens the airmen’s skills.

“What the exercise does for us is it gives us the opportunity to demonstrate our ability to pack up our squadrons, our Airmen and our aircraft and deploy to another location to deliver that combat air power where it’s needed,” Krellner wrote in a news release Tuesday.

Krellner also added that people may notice more activity in and around the base due to the exercise.

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