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An F-35A Lightning II fighter aircraft from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, takes off from Nellis AFB, Nev., Feb. 2, during Red Flag 17-01. This is the first F-35A deployment to Red Flag since the Air Force declared the jet combat ready in August 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw) Red Flag proves ‘intense’ for F-35A pilots
Red Flag 17-1 is living up to its reputation as a grueling and rigorous test of fighter pilot skills, according to Hill Air Force Base F-35A pilots participating in the premier air-to-air combat exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., from Jan. 23 to Feb. 10. The three-week exercise has friendly "Blue Force" taking on enemy "Red Force" aggressors in both live and mock training environments to test air-to-air, air-to-ground, and space and cyber warfare during both day and nighttime missions.
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2017
U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing fly into Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 18, 2017. The fifth generation aircraft flew in from Langley Air Force Base, Va., to participate in the three-week Red Flag 17-1. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard) Red Flag's heartbeat: Core unit arrives at NAFB
The 1st Fighter Wing’s air crews and support personnel out of Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, arrived at Nellis AFB, Nevada, Jan.17 and 18, 2017, to participate in Red Flag 17-1, as the exercise’s core unit.
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2017
An F-15E Strike Eagle from the 492nd Fighter Squadron awaits clearance to taxi for a sortie in preparation for exercise Red Flag 16-4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Aug 12. Red Flag is the U.S. Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise and one of a series of advanced training programs that is administered by the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center and executed through the 414th Combat Training Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew) Mad Hatters strike at Red Flag
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. - F-15E Strike Eagles, personnel and equipment from the 492nd Fighter Squadron out of Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England kicked-off exercise Red Flag 16-4, to conduct air combat training with joint and U.S. allies combat air forces at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, August 15.The exercise is held four times annually at
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2016
Maj. Kyle Ruthford, an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot from Shaw Air Force Base's 79th Fighter Squadron, climbs into his jet day 1 of Red Flag, July 11, 2016 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The exercise will test participants’' ability to operate in air, cyberspace and space. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. David Salanitri) Air Force kicks off Red Flag 16-3
The Air Force kicked off a three-week long Red Flag 16-3 exercise on July 11, 2016 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Red Flag 16-3 is a US-only exercise that will test all participating units’ combat capabilities in a joint environment that centers on multi-domain integration.
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2016
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