Red Flag 14-2
Nellis AFB is hosting Red Flag 14-2. The increase in military aircraft activity began March 3rd and runs through March 14th. Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air, space, and cyber forces of the United States and its allies. The exercise is hosted north of Las Vegas on the Nevada Test and Training Range.
The 414th Combat Training Squadron is responsible for executing Red Flag. The exercise is one out of a series of advanced training programs administered at Nellis AFB and on the Nevada Test and Training Range by organizations assigned to the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center.
Aircraft are scheduled to depart Nellis twice a day and aircraft may remain in the air for up to five hours. Flying times are scheduled to accommodate other flying missions at Nellis AFB and provide Red Flag participants with valuable training in planning and executing a wide-variety of combat missions.
The exercise will include U.S. forces and aircraft from:
– 142nd Fighter Wing, 123rd Fighter Squadron, F-15Cs, Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore.
– 96th Test Wing, 40th Flight Test Squadron, F-15Cs, Eglin AFB, Fla.
– 4th Fighter Wing, 336th Fighter Squadron, F-15Es, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
– 388th Fighter Wing, 4th Fighter Squadron, F-16CMs, Hill AFB, Utah
– 2nd Bomber Wing, 96th Bomb Squadron, B-52H, Barksdale AFB, La.
– 20th Fighter Wing, 77th Fighter Squadron, F-16CJs, Shaw AFB, S.C.
– 552nd Air Control Wing, 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron, E-3C, Tinker AFB, Okla.
– 57th Wing, 66th Rescue Squadron, HH-60s, Nellis AFB, Nev.
– 23rd Wing, 79th Rescue Squadron, HC-130Js, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
– 57th Wing, 64th Aggressor Squadron, F-16Cs, Nellis AFB, Nev.
– 57th Wing, 65th Aggressor Squadron, F-16Cs, Nellis AFB, Nev.
– Carrier Air Wing 5, Electronic Attack Squadron 141, EA-18Gs, Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan
– NATO AWACS, E-3As, Geilenkirchen Air Base, Germany
In addition to U.S. aircraft, the Belgian air force will be here flying F-16AMs and a C-130, the Royal Danish Air Force will be flying F-16AMs and the Royal Saudi Air Force flying F-15Ss.
Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air, space, and cyber forces of the United States and its allies. The exercise is hosted north of Las Vegas on the NTTR — the U.S. Air Force’s premier military training area with more than 15,000 square miles of airspace and 2.9 million acres of land. With 1,900 possible targets, realistic threat systems and an opposing enemy force that cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world, Nellis AFB and the NTTR are the home of a simulated battlefield, providing combat air forces with the ability to train to fight together in a peacetime environment, and to survive and win together.
For more information about Red Flag, call the 99th ABW Public Affairs office at (702) 652- 2750 or visit http://www.nellis.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=19160 .
We would like to extend our thanks to the entire 99 ABW Public Affairs Office and A1C Villacorte for their hospitality and for opening their doors to us once again.