Triple Nickle participates in Green Flag 16-8

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  • By Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum
  • 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
F-16's assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, operated out of the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 2, 2016 while participating in Green Flag 16-8.  

Green Flag-West is a realistic air-land integration combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies that is primarily conducted in conjunction with U.S. Army Combat Training Center exercises at Ft. Irwin, Calif.

The exercise provides invaluable combat training to Joint and Coalition warfighters in the art of air-land integration and the joint employment of airpower. 

Green Flag exercises provide critical joint training for approximately 75,000 joint and coalition personnel per year, including 3,000 sorties, 6,000 flight hours, and the expenditure of over 700,000 pounds of live and training ordnance.