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Red Flag 17-3 Report

By: Category: EventsMilitary Exercise


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.


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 15-1 Media Day

By: Category: AirshowsMilitaryPhorocallsUncategorized


Red Flag, the famous advanced aerial combat training exercise, is held at Nellis Air Force Base, NV. The exercise is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015, starting with exercise 15-1. The exercises are extremely realistic war games, and they give the U.S. and allied forces the opportunity to improve upon their skills and tactics and train towards future wars. These training exercises are based around what we, as a coalition, know about our adversaries at large. These adversarial tactics are then studied and fought against in real-life combat situations. These skills and tactics are then shared with the participants’ home units and squadrons. The end goal is to have the best skill set possible for real aerial combat situations.

As stated during the media day press conference, the main ...

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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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