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Red Flag 15-1 Media Day

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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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Centennial of Naval Aviation Kicks Off in San Diego

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The Centennial of Naval Aviation (CONA) Parade of Flight, held on February 12th 2011, will be what I judge all other aviation events against for a very long time.  It was the Kickoff event of the year-long celebration of 100 years of naval aviation.  The Parade of Flight featured more than 170 aircraft in the air and close to 75 more on the ground at NAS North Island.  It was largest fly-over of San Diego since the end of World War II, and it was billed as the first Parade of Flight there since 1932’s exhibition in support of the Los Angeles Olympics...

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