Red Flag-Nellis traditionally happens three times a year.
Red Flag 21-3 is July 19-Aug. 6, 2021.
We will announce future exercise dates a few days before they are set to begin.
The aircraft that participate in Red Flag-Nellis vary with each iteration.
Red Flag-Nellis 21-3 will welcome around 2,200 U.S participants from 17 states from the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Marines, Space Force, Air National Guard and U.S. Air Force Reserves.
The 1st Fighter Wing from Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, will take the lead wing position as nearly 100 aircraft, such as the F-35, F-35, F-22, F-16CJ, F-16C, EC-130H, EA-18G, B-52, B-2, F/A-18 C/D, MQ-9, E-3, E-8, RC-135, RQ-4B30, RQ-4B40, U-2, HH-60, HC-130, KC-135 and KC-46 participate in complex mission scenarios against aggressor forces.
Only authorized personnel are allowed to access Nellis Air Force Base, and the flight line is restricted for official use only. If you're a member of the public, there are a variety of places off base near the end of the flight line where you will be able to view take offs and landings. Please do not block traffic and be respectful of private homes and businesses.
All media queries and requests for interviews must be coordinated through the 57th Wing Public Affairs office. You may email or call Public Affairs at 702-652-5957.
Nellis Air Force Base is one of the largest fighter bases in the world. 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 to provide realistic training for servicemembers. We understand, at times, communities in Southern Nevada may be impacted by this training. We strive to be good neighbors to the surrounding community, if you wish to provide information about an aircraft noise disturbance please click here.