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An F-35A Lightning II aircraft from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, takes off from Nellis AFB, Nevada, Feb. 2. Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings at Hill are participating in Red Flag 17-01. Red Flag is the U.S. Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise. 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) F-35A proving its worth at Red Flag combat exercise
After eight days “at war” the F-35A Lightning II is proving to be an invaluable asset during Red Flag 17-01, the Air Force’s premier air combat exercise held at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
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F-35A pilot, Lt. Col. Brad Klemesrud, prepares for takeoff during a Red Flag mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 2. Klemesrud and eight other Reserve pilots from the 419th Fighter Wing are participating in the Air Force’s premier air-to-air exercise to hone their skills and test the F-35A Lightning II’s capabilities in a variety of simulated combat scenarios. This marks the first year the F-35A has participated in the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bryan Magaña) Reservists take on ‘enemy’ at F-35A Red Flag debut
Nine Air Force Reserve F-35A pilots and 16 maintainers from the 419th Fighter Wing joined about 200 personnel and 13 F-35A Lightning IIs from the active duty 388th FW to debut the Air Force’s newest fighter jet at the premier air-to-air Red Flag combat training exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. from Jan. 23 to Feb. 10.
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Airmen participate in the live, virtual, constructive portion of Red Flag 15-2 at the Combined Operations Center-Nellis on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 5, 2015. Red Flag 15-2 will be the first Red Flag exercise that will include hundreds of virtual and constructive participants in simulators at their home stations or the Distributed Mission Operations Center at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler) Red Flag evolves as ISR, cyber presence increases
The silent warfighters of the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and Cyber communities are honing their operational skills and testing new capabilities during Red Flag 17-1 at the Nevada Test and Training Range north of Las Vegas, yesterday through Feb. 10. Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air, space and cyber forces of the United States and its allies.
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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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Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody speaks with Airmen from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. during a meet and great on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 27, 2016. During Cody’s visit, Airmen from around the Air Force are temporarily deployed to Nellis AFB for Red Flag 16-3 where they will train for three weeks in air, space and cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jake Carter/Released) CMSAF Cody visits Nellis AFB
CMSAF Cody visits Nellis AFB
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker July 18, 2016, while taking part in exercise Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag 16-3 is one of four Red Flag exercises at Nellis AFB, with this iteration focusing on multi-domain operations in air, space and cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. David Salanitri) Red Flag 16-3: Fly, fight, win in air, space, cyber
Red Flag 16-3 upped the ante in training on all domains, reflecting the Air Force’s mission – flight, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace.
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Space and Cyber Airmen discuss operations Friday, July 22, 2016, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, during Red Flag 16-3. Red Flag 16-3 is aimed at teaching service members how to intergrate air, space and cyberspace elements. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. David Salanitri) Red Flag: Integrating air, space, cyber domains
One thousand seven hundred thirty-seven. This was the total number of aircraft lost during the Vietnam War from 1962 to 1973. It was a number too high that prompted the Air Force to conduct a study, where it found the first 10 combat sorties were the most dangerous events for aircrew personnel. To prevent more losses, Gen. Robert Dixon,
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Airmen from the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron perform maintenance on an MQ-9 Reaper in preparation to support Red Flag 16-3 July 20, 2016, at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. The exercise also incorporates aircraft platforms from U.S. military services and coalition partners in a variety of training scenarios. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kristan Campbell/Released) RPA maintainers support Red Flag 16-3

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“I am a professional bad guy. I get paid to be your enemy,” said Capt. Brian Goodman, 527th Space Aggressor Squadron flight commander. Goodman and his team are currently conducting aggressor operations at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, as part of the three-week Red Flag 16-3 exercise.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. David Salanitri) Professional bad guys: Space aggressors prepare Airmen for the enemy
Space aggressors prepare Airmen for the enemy during Red Flag.
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An F-35B from Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Ariz., takes off from the Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., flightline to participate in a training sortie during Red Flag 16-3, July 19, 2016. This is the first time an F-35 has participated in Red Flag as it works to be initial operational capable across all military platforms. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jake Carter/Released) Red Flag 16-3 hits full throttle
Red Flag 16-3 hits full throttle
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