Published March 08, 2019
Southern Nevada residents may notice increased noise from military aircraft as the U.S. Air Force conducts Red Flag 19-2 from March 9-22.
More than 80 aircraft from the U.S. and various partner nations are scheduled to depart Nellis twice a day and may remain in the air for up to five hours during Red Flag. There may be night launches as well to allow air crews to train for nighttime combat operations.
The Red Flag exercise is organized at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. and hosted north of Las Vegas within the Nevada Test and Training Range. The NTTR is a critical national asset that supports the entire Department of Defense, other federal agencies, as well as coalition partners. The NTTR is the preeminent range for the testing and evaluation of weapons systems, tactics development and advanced combat training for constantly-evolving, near peer threats.
Red Flag provides advanced, relevant, and realistic combat-like situations to increase lethality and operator survivability in actual combat operations.
For more information about Red Flag, call the Nellis Public Affairs Office at (702) 652-2750 or please email the Public Affairs Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.