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Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody speaks with Airmen from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. during a meet and great on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 27, 2016. During Cody’s visit, Airmen from around the Air Force are temporarily deployed to Nellis AFB for Red Flag 16-3 where they will train for three weeks in air, space and cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jake Carter/Released) CMSAF Cody visits Nellis AFB
CMSAF Cody visits Nellis AFB
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An F-22A Raptor, assigned to the 27th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., sits on the runway during Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, July 25, 2016. Red Flag provides an opportunity for aircrew and military aircraft the ability to enhance their tactical operational skills alongside military aircraft from coalition forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) Red Flag’s New Kids on the Block: The F-22A Raptor
While only introduced a little over a decade ago, the F-22A Raptor is a critical component of both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions of the 21st Centrury Air Force.
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Airmen from the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron perform maintenance on an MQ-9 Reaper in preparation to support Red Flag 16-3 July 20, 2016, at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. The exercise also incorporates aircraft platforms from U.S. military services and coalition partners in a variety of training scenarios. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kristan Campbell/Released) RPA maintainers support Red Flag 16-3

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Landing with the Las Vegas strip in the background, Maj. Carl Maymi, a U-2 pilot with the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron from Beale Air Force Base, Cali., touches down on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada July 18, 2016. This is the first time this decade the U-2 has flown in Red Flag while staging out of Nellis Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. David Salanitri) U-2 returns to Red Flag
The U-2 returns to Red Flag after more than 20 years.
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Captain Scott Levin, 437th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Charleston, S.C., pilot, prepares a C-17 on the runway during Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 20, 2016. Red Flag is a realistic combat exercise involving multiple military branches conducting training operations on the 15,000 square mile Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) C-17 gains valuable training through integration at Red Flag 16-3
Since its maiden flight in 1991, the C-17 Globemaster III has served as the most reliable and maintainable cargo aircraft in the United States Air Force arsenal with the ability of rapid and strategic cargo and troop delivery.
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Senior Airman Marques Jones, a maintainer assigned to 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., updates maintenance record for an F-16 CJ prior to a Red Flag 16-3 night training mission July 13, 2016 at Nellis AFB, Nev. Exhaustive efforts are made by ground crew members to ensure the operability of their assigned aircraft and in turn, the safety of the aircrew. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz/Released) Red Flag 16-3 continues into Nevada night
Red Flag 16-3 Night Operations
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