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  • Red Flag 21-2 creates agile, multi-domain problem-solvers

    Understanding how another allied fighting force maintains and conducts its missions is vital to asymmetric strategic advantage. During Red Flag Nellis 21-2, around 2,500 U.S. and international participants integrated to capitalize on becoming the best they can be before any future deployments to the battlefield.
  • 34th FGS maintainers provide fifth-generation airpower at Red Flag

    Maintainers from the 34th Fighter Generation Squadron, alongside Reservists from the 466th Aircraft Maintenance Unit deployed 12 F-35A Lightning IIs to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., from Jan. 25-Feb. 12. Day-and-night, the Airmen generated two sets of eight aircraft to meet the large-scale conflict scenarios of Red Flag, where a joint force of 40-50 friendly “Blue Force” aircraft would face off against 50-60 enemy “Red Force” aircraft.
  • Hill AFB pilots take on Red Flag’s ‘impossible to replicate’ scenarios with F-35A

    Hill Airmen recently returned from Red Flag 21-1, a large-scale, highly-complex Air Combat Command exercise in the Nevada desert. Approximately 200 Airmen from the 388th Fighter Wing’s 34th Fighter Squadron and Fighter Generation Squadron, alongside Reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing, deployed 12 F-35As to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
  • Red Flag 21-1 kicks off at Nellis

    Southern Nevada residents may notice an increase in military aircraft activity from Jan. 25 through Feb. 12 as Nellis begins Red Flag 21-1, one of the U.S. Air Force’s largest combat training exercises.
  • Hill Airmen deploy F-35A for large combat exercise

    Airmen from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing here are deploying to Nellis AFB, Nev., to take on a tough adversary – other Airmen. Approximately 200 Airmen from Hill AFB will participate in Red Flag 21-1 from Jan. 25 to Feb. 12.
  • NTTR: Training our way to victory

    Red Flag, an air-to-air combat exercise for pilots, and Green Flag, a ground combat training exercise, are two of the largest training operations in the Department of Defense. The NTTR enables training opportunities like these, while also providing a practice home to the U.S. Air Force Aerial Demonstration team and daily flying operations for squadrons based at Nellis.
  • Red Flag exercise challenges, improves Air Force warfighting skills

    The front gate at Nellis boldly displays the words Home of the Fighter Pilot - a title it has earned through decades of the most realistic fighter training in the Air Force.
  • SecAF visits Nellis, Airmen innovation showcased

    Secretary of the Air Force, Barbara Barrett, visited Nellis Air Force Base Aug. 10-12 to see firsthand how Nellis Airmen are driving innovation for the future.
  • F-35A joins Red Flag-Alaska, soars to new heights

    The 356th Fighter Squadron and 388th Fighter Wing’s F-35A Lightning IIs are the first F-35s to participate in the U.S. Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise.
  • 'Ghost-painted' F-16 takes to the sky

    An F-16 Fighting Falcon with a "ghost" paint scheme departs Hill Air Force Base, Utah, for Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 3, 2020. The 576th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron painted the jet at the request of the 64th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, that participates in training with Air Force and other aviation branches during Red Flag exercises. The paint scheme is intended to replicate an adversary’s fighter jet. United States, allied, and partner-nation aircrews routinely train against accurate and realistic threats including aircraft painted to replicate those pilots might see in aerial combat.
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