Red Flag Takes Off Next Month | News
Realistic combat exercises will appear in the southern Nevada skies beginning February 25 when Red Flag starts at Nellis Air Force Base.
The exercise is hosted north of Las Vegas on the Nevada Test and Training Range, which is viewed, along with the base, as the home of a one-of-a-kind “peacetime battlefield” for training.
The 414th Combat Training Squadron is responsible for executing Red Flag. The exercise is one out of a series of advanced training programs administered at Nellis AFB and on the NTTR by organizations assigned to the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center.
More than 125 aircraft are scheduled to depart Nellis twice a day around noon and again around 6 p.m. Aircraft may remain in the air for up to five hours. Flying times are scheduled to accommodate other flying missions at Nellis and provide Red Flag participants with training in planning and executing a wide variety of combat missions.
Participants will come from around the country, as well as Australia and the United Kingdom, for training.
Activities conclude March 15.