Hill's F-35As arrive for Red Flag 17-1

An F-35A Lightning II assigned to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, taxi after landing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to participate in Red Flag 17-1, Jan. 21, 2017. Red Flag involves a variety of attack, fighter, bomber, reconnaissance, electronic warfare, air lift support, and search and rescue aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

An F-35A Lightning II assigned to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, taxi after landing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to participate in Red Flag 17-1, Jan. 21, 2017. Red Flag involves a variety of attack, fighter, bomber, reconnaissance, electronic warfare, air lift support, and search and rescue aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

A crew chief, assigned to the 34th Fighter Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, marshals an F-35A Lightning II after landing on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 21, 2017. The F-35A will be participating in Red Flag 17-1, making it the first iteration to incorporate the fifth generation fighter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

A crew chief, assigned to the 34th Fighter Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, marshals an F-35A Lightning II after landing on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 21, 2017. The F-35A will be participating in Red Flag 17-1, making it the first iteration to incorporate the fifth generation fighter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

An F-35A Lightning II intake cover rests on the flightline before the fighters land for Red Flag 17-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 21, 2017. This will be the first time the F-35A has participates in a Red Flag exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

An F-35A Lightning II intake cover rests on the flightline before the fighters land for Red Flag 17-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 21, 2017. This will be the first time the F-35A has participates in a Red Flag exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Four F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 34th Fighter Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, rest on the flightline after landing to participate in Red Flag 17-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 21, 2017. Red Flag provides the 34th FS the opportunity to enhance their tactical operational skills alongside military aircraft from coalition forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Four F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 34th Fighter Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, rest on the flightline after landing to participate in Red Flag 17-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 21, 2017. Red Flag provides the 34th FS the opportunity to enhance their tactical operational skills alongside military aircraft from coalition forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

An F-35A assigned to the 34th Fighter Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, taxis down the flightline for Red Flag 17-1 on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 21, 2017. The conventional takeoff and landing F-35A gives the U.S. Air Force and allies the power to dominate the skies – anytime, anywhere. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

An F-35A assigned to the 34th Fighter Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, taxis down the flightline for Red Flag 17-1 on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 21, 2017. The conventional takeoff and landing F-35A gives the U.S. Air Force and allies the power to dominate the skies – anytime, anywhere. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Two F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, taxi after landing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to participate in Red Flag 17-1, Jan. 21, 2017. Red Flag is a realistic combat exercise involving U.S. and allied air forces conducting training operation on the 15,000 square mile Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Two F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, taxi after landing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to participate in Red Flag 17-1, Jan. 21, 2017. Red Flag is a realistic combat exercise involving U.S. and allied air forces conducting training operation on the 15,000 square mile Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

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Red Flag is a realistic combat exercise involving U.S. and allied air forces conducting training operation on the 15,000 square mile Nevada Test and Training Range. This will be the first time the F-35A has participates in a Red Flag exercise.

The F-35A will be participating in Red Flag 17-1, making it the first iteration to incorporate the fifth generation fighter.

Red Flag provides the 34th FS the opportunity to enhance their tactical operational skills alongside military aircraft from coalition forces.