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Exercises and Flying Operations

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 Air Force's premier air-to-air combat training exercise. Participants often include both US and allied nations' combat air forces. The exercise gives pilots the experience of mulitple, intensive air combat sorties in the safety of a training environment.


Red Flag schedule for calendar year 2014:


RED FLAG 14-1 will be from Jan. 27 - Feb. 14.

RED FLAG 14-2 will be from Mar. 3 - Mar. 14.


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 exercises take place 10 times a year. Aircraft and crews fly from Nellis AFB, Nev., in support of ground combat training at Fort Irwin (Barstow), Calif.

Green Flag - West schedule for calendar year 2014:

March 14 - 28

April 18 - May 2

May 16 - 30

June 13 - 27

Aug. 1 - 15

Aug. 29 - Sept. 22

Oct. 31 - Nov. 14

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

JFEX is a US 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 exercises 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 2013:

TBD

Dates and units participating in Joint Forcible Entry Exercises are subject to change.
tabMission Employment Phase 
Mission Employment Phase Capstone Air, Space, and Cyberspace Integration Exercise

Mission Employment Phase is the graduation exercise for the USAF 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.

Mission Employment Phase schedule for calendar year 2014:

June 2-11


Dates and units participating in Mission Employment Phase exercises are subject to change.

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