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Red Flag 17-3 Report

By: Category: EventsMilitary Exercise

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The first of two summer Red Flag exercises was held at Nellis Air Force Base in the Nevada desert from July 10th to 28th. This iteration of Flag (RF 17-3) is the one RF training event of the year to have no foreign participation. One of the biggest take-aways from this exercise was the ability to integrate four different fifth-generation platforms into a Red Flag exercise.

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For the first time, F-35As from the 58th Fighter Squadron, Eglin AFB, F-35Bs from VMFA-211, MCAS Yuma, F-22s from the 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall AFB, and B-2s from the 393rd Bomber Squadron, Whiteman AFB, all shared the airspace and executed missions simultaneously over the Nevada Test and Training Range...

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Red Flag 17-2: Coalition Integration

By: Category: Base VisitsMilitary Exercise

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Red Flag is America’s premier training exercise for today’s warfighters. Originally developed to improve our nation’s air to air kill ratio during Vietnam, it has grown into much more than strictly air to air tactics.

Red Flag 17-2, which concluded March 10th, included allies such as Spain, Singapore, and the Netherlands. As with all Red Flags, integration is the name of the game at these exercises. The mission sets allow each nation participating to adapt to each other’s tactics, and to formulate the most effective way to eliminate the threats they face using all assets involved as a singular force. Many lessons and tactics are learned and shared between our coalition partners, and any challenges presented are addressed and overcome so that we maintain a constant state of readiness...

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Rookie at Red Flag

By: Category: MilitaryRoad trips

Red Flag is a Advanced Aerial Combat Training excercise hosted at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Since 1975, air crew from the United States Air Force and other Us Military branches and US Allies take part in the two week excercise.

I have been involved with Phxspotters for just over a year. And I have covered a couple Aviation events and nothing can compare to what I was about to witness. When I received the conformation phone call from Senior Airman Charles, notifying me that my application has been approved for Red Flag 11-2. It took me a week for this to finally sink into my head that I really am not that good of a photographer. I have always had problems taking pictures of Military Aircraft well unless they are static...

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