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391st FS participates in Red Flag 20-3

Airman walks on jet.

Senior Airman Riley Tharpe, a tactical aircraft maintainer assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, performs a maintenance check on an F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jet during Red Flag 20-3 at Nellis AFB, Nevada, Aug. 5, 2020. Red Flag exercises are conducted on the Nevada Test and Training Range, which houses more than 12,000 square miles of air space and 2.9 million acres of land. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dwane R. Young)

Maintainer salutes pilot.

An Airman assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, salutes pilots during Red Flag 20-3 at Nellis AFB, Nevada, Aug. 5, 2020. Red Flag provides aircrews the experience of multiple, intensive air combat sorties in the safety of a training environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dwane R. Young)

Pilot looks under jet.

Capt. Jake “Yeti” Ryan, a wing training officer assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, performs preflight checks for an F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jet during Red Flag 20-3 at Nellis AFB, Nevada, Aug. 6, 2020. Red Flag prepares maintenance personnel, ground controllers, and space and cyber operators to support missions within the same tactical environment as pilots and senior leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by William Lewis)

Maintainer looks under jet.

Senior Airman Tommy Hollowell, a tactical aircraft maintainer assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, cleans the canopy of an F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jet at Nellis AFB, Nevada, Aug. 6, 2020. The 391st FS trains to be mission-ready and able to execute in all-weather, day-or-night missions to include self-escort interdiction, close-air support, defensive counter-air and suppression of enemy air defenses. (U.S. Air Force photo by William Lewis)

Aircraft sits on flight line.

An F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jet assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, prepares to launch as an HC-130J Combat King II aircraft takes off during Red Flag 20-3 at Nellis AFB, Nevada, Aug. 6, 2020. Red Flag focuses on building the warfighter mindset, which is the idea that training together builds a lethal, resilient and rapidly adapting joint and coalition force. (U.S. Air Force photo by William Lewis)

Airman stands on flight line.

Senior Airman Deonate Hardin, a tactical aircraft maintainer assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, prepares to launch an F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jet during Red Flag 20-3 at Nellis AFB, Nevada, Aug. 6, 2020. Red Flag provides our Airmen operating in air, space and cyber domains with real-time war scenarios to test their readiness capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dwane R. Young)

Aircraft takes off.

An F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jet assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, takes off during Red Flag 20-3 at Nellis AFB, Nevada, Aug. 6, 2020. The Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, and perform at low altitudes day or night and in all weather conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dwane R. Young)

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,Nev. --

The 391st Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, participates in Red Flag 20-3 at Nellis AFB, Nevada.

Tactical aircraft maintainers and pilots assigned to the 391st FS prepare F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jets to take part in training sorties during Red Flag. This exercise is a contested combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies. 

Aircraft and personnel deploy to Nellis and make up the exercise's "Blue" forces. By working together, these Blue forces are able to utilize their diverse capabilities to execute specific missions, such as air interdiction, combat search and rescue, close air support, dynamic targeting and defensive counter air.