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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.