Red Flag 23-3 to bring increased noise July 17 - Aug. 4 Published July 13, 2023 Nellis AFB Public Affairs NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- Southern Nevada residents may notice increased noise from military aircraft as the Air Force conducts Red Flag 23-3 from July 17 to August 4. Close to 100 aircraft are scheduled to depart Nellis twice a day and may remain in the air for up to five hours during this large-scale exercise. Also, expect aircraft noise during nighttime and weekend launches. Red Flag-Nellis 23-3 will welcome around 30 units and approximately 2,000 participants from the USAF, USSF, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air National Guard. The 414th Combat Training Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, conducts Red Flag exercises to provide aircrews the experience of multiple, intensive air combat sorties in the safety of a training environment. Nellis has hosted Red Flag exercises since 1975 to provide aircrews the experience of multiple, intensive air combat sorties in the safety of a training environment. There are three iterations of Red Flag annually: one U.S. only, one open to FVEY (Five Eyes) participants and another that welcomes an expanded roster of international allies and partners. The training occurs at Nellis AFB on the Nevada Test and Training Range, the U.S. Air Force's premier military training area with more than 12,000 square miles of airspace and 2.9 million acres of land. For more information and to stay up to date about Red Flag or Nellis Air Force Base, follow @NellisAFB on social media or contact the Nellis Air Force Base Public Affairs office at (702) 652-2719 or 57WG.PA.MediaOps@us.af.mil.