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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.

tabRed Flag 
Red Flag High Intensity Air to Air Combat Exercise

414th Combat Training Squadron "RED FLAG" Factsheet

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 mulitple, intensive air combat sorties in the safety of a training environment.

Red Flag schedule for calendar year 2016:

Red Flag 16-1: Jan. 25 to Feb. 12, 2016

Red Flag 16-2: Feb. 29 to March 11, 2016

Red Flag 16-3: July 11 to 29, 2016

Red Flag 16-4: Aug. 15 to 26, 2016

Dates and units participating in Red Flag exercises are subject to change.
tabGreen Flag - West 
Green Flag Cutting Edge Air to Air Operations Training

Green Flag - West aircraft and crews fly from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, in support of ground combat training at Fort Irwin (Barstow), California.

Green Flag - West schedule for fiscal 2016:

16-02 will be from Nov. 6 to 20, 2015

16-03 will be from Jan.15 to 29, 2016

16-04 will be from Feb.12 to 26, 2016

16-05 will be from April 8 to 22, 2016

16-06 will be from May 6 to 20, 2016

16-07 will be from June 10 to 24, 2016

16-08 will be from July 23 to Aug. 12, 2016

16-09 will be from Aug. 26 to Sep. 9, 2016

Dates and units participating in Green Flag exercises are subject to change.
tabJFEX (Joint Forcible Entry Exercise) 
JFEX (Joint Forcible Entry Exercise) Large-Scale Air Mobility Exercise

Joint Forcible Entry Exercise is a U.S. Air Force Weapons School large-scale air mobility exercise in which participants plan and execute a complex air-land operation in a simulated contested battlefield. JFEX participants' ability to synchronize aircraft movements from geographically-separated bases, command large formations of dissimilar aircraft in high threat airspace, and tactically deliver and recover combat forces via air drops and combat landings on an unimproved landing strip.

JFEX schedule for calendar year 2015:

USAFWS Class 15A will take place June 20, 2015
USAFWS Class 15B will take place Dec. 12, 2015

Dates and units participating in Joint Forcible Entry Exercises are subject to change.
tabAdvanced Integration 
Advanced Integration is the graduation exercise for the U.S. Air Force Weapons School, taking place twice a year. It involves the planning and execution of every aspect of Air and Space combat operations, with units converging over the Nevada Test and Training Range for a wide variety of missions.

Advanced Integration schedule for calendar year 2015:

USAFWS Class 15A AI will take place June 18 to 24, 2015
USAFWS Class 15B AI will take place Dec.10 to 16, 2015

Dates and units participating in the Advanced Integration Phase exercises are subject to change.

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