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414th Combat Training Squadron "RED FLAG" at Nellis (27-Jan - 14-Feb)

What's that booming noise? Fear not, it's the mighty arm of the US Military and her allies.

Training will occur between January 27, 2020 and February 14, 2020.

 

RED FLAG is a contested combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies. It is coordinated at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, and conducted on the vast bombing and gunnery ranges of the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR). It is one of a series of advanced training programs administered by the United States Air Force Warfare Center and Nellis Air Force Base.

 

Sr. Airmen Nancy Bartel and Diana Medina, both back-shop armament technicians, post flight an F-16 on day two of Red Flag 12-2 Jan. 24 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Coalition partners from South Korea and Saudi Arabia participated in the joint training exercise that's been around since 1975. (USAF photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker)

 

Aircraft and personnel deploy to Nellis for RED FLAG under the Air Expeditionary Force concept and make up the exercise's "Blue" forces. By working together, these Blue forces are able to utilize their diverse capabilities to execute specific missions, such as air interdiction, combat search and rescue, close air support, dynamic targeting and defensive counter air. These forces use various tactics to attack NTTR targets such as mock airfields, vehicle convoys, tanks, parked aircraft, bunkered defensive positions and missile sites. These targets are defended by a variety of simulated "Red" force ground and air threats to give participant aircrews the most realistic combat training possible.

 

And breaking the sound barrier produces a very real sonic boom. For additional information about Red Flag exercises, >read here<.