An F-16C Fighting Falcon, assigned to the U.S. Air Force Weapons School, piloted by Col. Cameron Dadgar, Nevada Test and Training Range commander, participates in a training mission over the NTTR during Red Flag-Nellis 22-3 over the NTTR, Nevada, July 14, 2022. The 414th Combat Training Squadron conducts Red Flag exercises to provide aircrews the experience of multiple, intensive air combat sorties in the safety of a training environment. (U.S. Air force photo by Tech. Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
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Red Flag-Nellis traditionally happens three times a year.
Red Flag 22-2 is March 4-18, 2022.
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 22-2 will welcome around 14 units and approximately 1,750 participants from the USAF, Marine Corps, Navy and Air National Guard, Royal Saudi Air Force and Republic of Singapore Air Force.
The 366th Fighter Wing from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, will take the lead wing position as more than 55 aircraft, such as the B-1B, E-3, E-8, EA-18G, F-15SA, F-15E, F-16C/D, HC-130, KC-135, HH-60 and MQ-9 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.