9/30/14-- Yesterday on the news, I read a statement from the military that they were "conducting exercises using flares, and that they shouldn't be mistaken for UFO's." Interesting I thought. "11:30pm over Malamute DZ" (Drop Zone)-- [Fort Richardson, Alaska]. Cool! They even told me when and where! Of course I had to take pictures. Here they are....six to eight C-17 aerial vehicles flew 6-9 maneuvers over the DZ, dropping flares only once. What a cool sight!