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  • 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.
  • 64th AGRS: Sharpening sword for combat air forces

    The 64th Aggressor Squadron and its pilots have handled the mission of preparing combat air forces, joint and allied aircrews to win any fight, any time, since 1972.
  • 20th FW kicks off Red Flag 17-2 at Nellis AFB

    The U.S. Air Force’s two-week premier air-to-air combat training exercise, Red Flag 17-2, began Feb. 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, and will conclude March 10.Held multiple times each year on the vast bombing and gunnery ranges of the 2.9 million acre Nevada Test and Training Range, Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving
  • Red Flag 17-1 pushes domain, fifth-gen integration

    As coalition pilots, intelligence analysts, and cyber and space operators convene at the Nevada Test and Training Range north of Las Vegas, for Red Flag 17-1, they have one goal in mind: work together to defeat the adversary, which at times is 20 living adversaries simultaneously working to attack allied forces on a multi-domain battlefield.
  • F-35A stealth brings flexibility to battlespace

    Stealth isn’t new in the Air Force; but, stealth combined with the multirole capabilities of the F-35A Lightning II is proving to be a game changer in the Nevada desert.
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