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Nellis, Red Flag 13-02

Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies. The exercise is hosted north of Las Vegas on the Nevada Test and Training Range the U.S. Air Force's premier military training area with more than 12,000 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 and the NTTR are the home of a peacetime battlefield, providing combat air forces with the ability to train to fight together, survive together and win together.

This exercise saw aircraft from 64th and 65 Aggressors Squadron with F-16Cs and F-15Cs, 125th Fighter Squadron with F-16s from Tulsa, VFA-25 with F-18Es from NAS Lemoore, VAQ-138 with EA-18G from NAS Whidbey Island, 389th Fighter Squadron with F-15Es from Mountain Home, 20th Bomb Squadron with B-52s from Barkdale, 9th Bomb Squadron with B-1s from Dyess, 480th Fighter Squadron with F-16CJs from Spangdalem, 41th Rescure Squadron with HH-60s from Moody, 71th Rescure Squadron with HC-130s from Moody, 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron with E-3s from Tinker, 22nd Air Refueling Wing with KC-135s form McConnell.
There was also foreign participation, in the form of Dutch F-16s, Singapore's F-16s, Gripens from Sweden and Mirage 2000s from UAE. Also present during this time, where the F-22s from Hickam. The local Wapeon School F-15Es and the A-10Cs from Davis Monthan where doing there own exercises.

64th and 65 Aggressors Squadron with F-16Cs and F-15Cs


125th Fighter Squadron with F-16s

VFA-25 with F-18Es

VAQ-138 with EA-18G

389th Fighter Squadron with F-15Es

20th Bomb Squadron with B-52s

9th Bomb Squadron with B-1s

480th Fighter Squadron with F-16CJs

Dutch F-16s

Singapore's F-16s

Gripens from Sweden

Mirage 2000s from UAE

F-22As from Hicham

F-15s and A-10As doing there on exercise

I would like to thank Timothy M. Young, A1C, USAF and the staff from public affairs for setting everything up and their support on base.

By Fran├žois van Riel