Red Flag 19-1 kicks off at Nellis AFB

by tashan

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. —

Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., is one of the largest fighter bases in the world. Aircraft from Nellis operate on the Nevada Test and Training Range, which offers more than 15,000 square miles of airspace and 4,700 square miles of restricted land. More than 75 percent of all live munitions used by the Air Force for training are dropped on the Nevada Test and Training Range. Many communities in southern Nevada see and hear Nellis aircraft 24 hours a day, seven days a week. From 100 feet above the ground to twice the speed of sound, Nellis conducts advanced combat training, performs operational test and evaluation, and develops tactics.

Red Flag is the U.S. Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise. Participants often include both United States and allied nations’ combat air forces. The exercise provides aircrews the experience of multiple, intensive air combat sorties in the safety of a training environment.

Red Flag schedule for fiscal year 2019:

Red Flag 19-1: 26 Jan-15 Feb

Red Flag 19-2: 3 March-16 March

Red Flag 19-3: 14 July-31 July

Dates and units participating in Red Flag exercises are subject to change.

 

99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
Photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

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