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  • Unit consolidation rejuvenates adversary threat replication training

    In support of unit revitalization efforts, the 57th Adversary Tactics Group (ATG) inactivated the 57th Adversary Tactics Support Squadron (ATSS) and distributed the pilots, ground controller operators, and air, space and cyberspace personnel to the 507th Air Defense Aggressor Squadron (ADAS) and the 64th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS).
  • 805th Combat Training Squadron; Nellis AFB’s newest squadron

    The operations center sits in a large room, filled with rows of computers, displaying a simulated combat scenario. Above different areas in the room are signs designating who sits where. Cyber, Space and Judge Advocate are just a few of the stations in the dark room. Illuminating the area in the front are projector screens displaying real aircraft positioning, weather maps and other intel sources. Announcements over the intercom can be heard of major developments such as a fallen aircraft or incoming opposition.
  • RAF Lakenheath breaks homestation limitations

    Starting the day in a new climate, in a new place, Royal Air Force (RAF) Lakenheath maintainers prepare for their pilots’ arrival. In the scorching sun, they conduct preflight inspections while constantly wiping the sweat from their eyes. The pilots will soon step to their F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jets. Mistakes must be avoided to ensure the mission of Red Flag 19-3 won’t fail.
  • Red Flag 19-3: maintaining air superiority through teamwork

    Southern Nevada residents may notice an increase in military aircraft activity from July 15 through Aug. 2 as Nellis begins Red Flag 19-3, one of the U.S. Air Force’s largest combat training exercises.
  • Pilot’s first Red Flag experience at Nellis

    Capt. Kyle Benham, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35A Lightning II fighter jet pilot, participated in his first Red Flag March 8-22 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
  • Red Flag 19-1

    The 79th Fighter Squadron (FS), also known as the “Tigers,” will be serving in an air superiority role, performing various missions intended to test their job proficiency in a combat environment. Red Flag focuses on applying the core missions such as: Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance, Command and Control, Air and Space Superiority, Strike and Personnel Recovery/Mobility and how they work together to ensure success. The exercise was initially created after Vietnam to expose U.S. pilots to their first 10 missions so they would be more confident and effective in real combat. The goal of Red Flag today is to prepare U.S. and its allies to peer-level adversaries in any combat environment.
  • Red Flag adjusts for today’s challenges

    The 414th Combat Training Squadron (CTS), which oversees Red Flag, is making changes to the exercise for improved efficiency at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
  • NATCF; eyes, ears of Red Flag 18-3 aircraft

    In a large, dimly lit room located in the Nellis Air Traffic Control Facility (NATCF), faces are illuminated only by the reflection of air traffic control radar scopes. Airmen assigned to the 57th Operation Support Squadron monitor the airways of aircraft departing and landing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada as an aircraft transmission comes through –
  • KC-135s participate in Red Flag 18-2

    Airmen from Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, traveled from Washington to Nevada to participate in a two-week combat scenario exercise called Red Flag 18-2 with units from other bases.Red Flag is an exercise organized at Nellis Air Force Base and hosted north of Las Vegas on the Nevada Test and Training Range, the U.S. Air Force’s premier
  • Flag Day strengthens camaraderie among Red Flag 18-1 participants

    Red Flag 18-1 paused flying operations Feb. 9 to strengthen camaraderie between the U.S. and coalition combat air forces through a day of briefings and educational engagement at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
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