Red Flag Exercises started Monday at Nellis Air Force Base.
The combat training exercises will go on through March 16. People in southern Nevada will see more military aircraft in the skies because of the exercises. It is organized by Nellis but is hosted in the Nevada Test and Training Range, which is north of the city.
The 414th Combat Training Squadron is responsible for executing Red Flag. It is one of several advanced training programs through the base. During the exercises, more than 70 aircraft are scheduled to depart the base twice a day. The departures will happen around midday and again in the evening. Aircraft may remain in the air for up to eight hours.
There will be more than just personnel from Nellis Air Force Base. Airmen from around the country and the world are part of the training. People may be able to spot F-18s from the Royal Australian Air Force and GR-4s from the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom.