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RAF Lakenheath’s Strike Eagles participate in Green Flag 16-09

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, prepares to participate in Green Flag 16-09 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 9, 2016. Green Flag exercises provide critical training for approximately 75,000 joint forces and coalition personnel per year, including 3,000 sorties, 6,000 flight hours, and the expenditure of over 700,000 pounds of live and training ordnance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, prepares to participate in Green Flag 16-09 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 9, 2016. Green Flag exercises provide critical training for approximately 75,000 joint forces and coalition personnel per year, including 3,000 sorties, 6,000 flight hours, and the expenditure of over 700,000 pounds of live and training ordnance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

A pilot with the 492nd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, prepares an F-15E Strike Eagle prior to takeoff Green Flag 16-09 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 9, 2016. The 492nd FS is participating with other U.S. military branches and allies in a large scale air-to-surface exercise at held on the National Training Center Fort Irwin, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

A pilot with the 492nd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, prepares an F-15E Strike Eagle prior to takeoff Green Flag 16-09 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 9, 2016. The 492nd FS is participating with other U.S. military branches and allies in a large scale air-to-surface exercise at held on the National Training Center Fort Irwin, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Maintainers with the 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, make repairs to an F-15E Strike Eagle that participated in Green Flag 16-09 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 9, 2016. The exercise provides invaluable combat training to joint and coalition warfighters in the art of air-land integration and the joint employment of airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Maintainers with the 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, make repairs to an F-15E Strike Eagle that participated in Green Flag 16-09 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 9, 2016. The exercise provides invaluable combat training to joint and coalition warfighters in the art of air-land integration and the joint employment of airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Senior Airman Travus Merkel, 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, performs final checks on an F-15E Strike Eagle before takeoff at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 9, 2016. A typical Green Flag exercise involves two multi-role fighter and/or bomber squadrons, unmanned aircraft, electronic warfare aircraft, and aerial refueling aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Senior Airman Travus Merkel, 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, performs final checks on an F-15E Strike Eagle before takeoff at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 9, 2016. A typical Green Flag exercise involves two multi-role fighter and/or bomber squadrons, unmanned aircraft, electronic warfare aircraft, and aerial refueling aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, prepares to taxi before participating in Green Flag 16-09 on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Sept. 9, 2016. Green Flag is a realistic air-land integration combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies that is primarily conducted in conjunction with the U.S. Army Combat Training Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, prepares to taxi before participating in Green Flag 16-09 on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Sept. 9, 2016. Green Flag is a realistic air-land integration combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies that is primarily conducted in conjunction with the U.S. Army Combat Training Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Senior Airman Travus Merkel, 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, performs final checks on an F-15E Strike Eagle before takeoff at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 9, 2016. Green Flag, in support of the U.S. Army's National Training Center, provides invaluable combat training to joint and coalition warfighters in the art of air-to-surface integration and the joint employment of airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Senior Airman Travus Merkel, 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, performs final checks on an F-15E Strike Eagle before takeoff at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 9, 2016. Green Flag, in support of the U.S. Army's National Training Center, provides invaluable combat training to joint and coalition warfighters in the art of air-to-surface integration and the joint employment of airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

A pilot and weapons officer assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, prepare an F-15E Strike Eagle to takeoff to participate in Green Flag 16-09 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 9, 2016. On average, all four U.S. military services, including guard and reserve components, each participate in two Green Flag exercises each year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

A pilot and weapons officer assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, prepare an F-15E Strike Eagle to takeoff to participate in Green Flag 16-09 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 9, 2016. On average, all four U.S. military services, including guard and reserve components, each participate in two Green Flag exercises each year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, taxis before participating in Green Flag 16-9 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 9, 2016. The 492nd FS is participating in a realistic air-land integration combat training exercise involving air forces of the U. S. and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, taxis before participating in Green Flag 16-9 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 9, 2016. The 492nd FS is participating in a realistic air-land integration combat training exercise involving air forces of the U. S. and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Airman 1st Class Devin Fate, 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, kneels on the flightline during final checks of an F-15E Strike Eagle before takeoff at Nellis Air Force Base, Sept. 9, 2016. Green Flag is a close air support and joint integration exercise administered by the U.S. Air Force Air Warfare Center and Nellis AFB through the 549th Combat Training Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Airman 1st Class Devin Fate, 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, kneels on the flightline during final checks of an F-15E Strike Eagle before takeoff at Nellis Air Force Base, Sept. 9, 2016. Green Flag is a close air support and joint integration exercise administered by the U.S. Air Force Air Warfare Center and Nellis AFB through the 549th Combat Training Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

A pilot assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, prepares an F-15E Strike Eagle for takeoff at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 9, 2016. Green Flag exercises provide critical joint training for approximately 75,000 joint and coalition personnel per year, including 3,000 sorties, 6,000 flight hours, and the expenditure of over 700,000 pounds of live and training ordnance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)
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A pilot assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, prepares an F-15E Strike Eagle for takeoff at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 9, 2016. Green Flag exercises provide critical joint training for approximately 75,000 joint and coalition personnel per year, including 3,000 sorties, 6,000 flight hours, and the expenditure of over 700,000 pounds of live and training ordnance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Senior Airman Travus Merkel, 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, signals to the pilot of an F-15E Strike Eagle at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Sept. 9, 2016. During exercise execution, Green Flag staff direct, monitor, and instruct visiting units in the conduct of air operations in support of ground forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)
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Senior Airman Travus Merkel, 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, signals to the pilot of an F-15E Strike Eagle at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Sept. 9, 2016. During exercise execution, Green Flag staff direct, monitor, and instruct visiting units in the conduct of air operations in support of ground forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to 492nd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, jets down the runway during takeoff to participate in Green Flag 16-09 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 9, 2016. Green Flag 16-09 will be the last Green Flag exercise to take place during the 2016 fiscal year at Nellis AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)
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An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to 492nd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, jets down the runway during takeoff to participate in Green Flag 16-09 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 9, 2016. Green Flag 16-09 will be the last Green Flag exercise to take place during the 2016 fiscal year at Nellis AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.- --

Green Flag is a realistic air-land integration combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies that is primarily conducted in conjunction with the U.S. Army Combat Training Center.

The 492nd FS is participating with other U.S. military branches and allies in a large scale air-to-surface exercise at held on the National Training Center Fort Irwin, Calif.

Green Flag, in support of the U.S. Army's National Training Center, provides invaluable combat training to joint and coalition warfighters in the art of air-to-surface integration and the joint employment of airpower.



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