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February 1, 2013

Red Flag ‘rocks on’ at Nellis

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Caitlin Kenney

Takeoff during Ref Flag 13-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. . . .

An F-15E from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, takes off from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., during Red Flag 13-2 Jan. 24, 2013. Units from the around the country and the world have come to Nellis to work together on simulated combat scenarios to prepare them for future real-world contingencies.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Caitlin Kenney

B-52 Stratofortress deploys chute on landing . . .

A B-52 Stratofortress from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., deploys its parachute as it lands at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., during Red Flag 13-2 Jan. 24, 2013. Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies.

 

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

Pre-flight checks . . .

Lt. Col. Marshal Schalvares, 480th Fighter Squadron, performs preflight checks before taking part in Red Flag 13-2 Jan. 22, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Schalvares walks around his jet to do a brief inspection prior to every mission to ensure mission-readiness.

 

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Spangdalhem, Germany, aircraft participates in Red Flag . . .

Airman 1st Class Daniel Lasal, 480th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief from Spangdalhem, Air Force Base, Germany, performs preflight checks on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during Red Flag 13-2 Jan. 22, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Lasal watches the engine and talks to the pilot as he puts the engine though its preflight inspection.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo

Mirage 2000-9 participates in Red Flag 13-2 . . .

A United Arab Emirates Air Force pilot walks to his Mirage 2000-9 on the Nellis Air Force Base flight line Jan. 23, 2013. More than 160 UAEAF pilots, maintainer and support people are participating in Red and Green Flag exercises.

 

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

Prepping a KC-135 Stratotanker . . .

Airmen from McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., push a generator towards a KC-135 Stratotanker during Red Flag 13-2 Jan. 22, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. McConnell Air Force Base is one of only three supertanker KC-135 Stratotanker wings in the Air Force.

 

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

Window cleaning . . .

Staff Sgt. Sean Lowery, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron hydraulics, cleans the boom operator’s window after a refueling mission during Red Flag 13-2 Jan. 22, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Lowery cleans the window to ensure the boom operator has clear visibility of the boom and refueling jet when he connects during refueling operations.




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