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January 25, 2013

RED FLAG 13-2 revs up at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William P. Coleman

 

Singapore Airman monitors rudders and elevators of an F-16 Fighting Falcon . . .

An Airman from the Republic of Singapore Air Force assigned to the 425th Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., monitors the rudders and elevators of an F-16 Fighting Falcon during RED FLAG 13-2 Jan. 21, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Because of limited airspace, the RSAF trains with counterparts overseas including Australia, America and France.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William P. Coleman

 

Airman from the Republic of Singapore salutes F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot on taxiway . . .

An Airman from the Republic of Singapore Air Force assigned to the 425th Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., salutes an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot as he taxis toward the runway during RED FLAG 13-2 Jan. 21, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Each Red Flag exercise normally involves a variety of interdiction, attack, air superiority, defense suppression, airlift, air refueling and reconnaissance aircraft.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William P. Coleman

 

Singapore pilot inspects F-16 Fighting Falcon. . .

An Airman from the Republic of Singapore Air Force assigned to the 425th Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., inspects an F-16 Fighting Falcon during RED FLAG 13-2 Jan. 21, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Three years after Singapore gained independence on Aug. 9, 1965, the RSAF took flight as the Singapore Air Defense Command on Sept. 1, 1968.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster

 

Post flight checks performed . . .

Technicians from the 172nd Fighter Reconnaissance Squadron perform post flight checks after the arrival of their JAS-39 Gripen fighter jets at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to participate in RED FLAG 13-2 Jan. 17, 2013. This mock battle training in the skies over the Nevada Test and Training Range has yielded results that increase the combat capability of U.S. and allied air forces for potential combat situations.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

 

Preflight checks . . .

A 172nd Fighter Reconnaissance Squadron pilot from Ronneby, Sweden, finishes his preflight checks before participating in Red Flag 13-2 Jan. 21, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Swedish Air Force was created on July 1, 1926 when the aircraft units of the Army and Navy were merged.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster

 

Swedish JAS-39 Gripen taxis in . . .

A Swedish JAS-39 Gripen fighter jet taxis after landing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to participate in RED FLAG 13-2 Jan. 17, 2013. The Red Flag exercises are conducted in four to six cycles a year by the 414th Combat Training Squadron of the 57th Wing.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William P. Coleman

 

Singapore pilot preps for flight . . .

A pilot from the Republic of Singapore Air Force gets ready for a mission in an F-16 Fighting Falcon during RED FLAG 13-2 Jan. 21, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. RSAF Airmen in the 425th Fighter Squadron have been assigned to Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. since Dec. 30, 1992.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

 

On the ground . . .

Pilots from Sweden’s 172nd Fighter Reconnaissance Squadron walk away from their JAS-39 Gripen fighter jets after landing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to participate in RED FLAG 13-2 Jan. 17, 2013. The exercise is hosted north of Las Vegas on the Nevada Test and Training Range, which has 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.




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