Air Force

March 21, 2014

Red Flag 14-2 goes through final training missions

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler
A Belgian air force maintainer conducts a pre-flight inspection on a Belgian air force F-16 Fighting Falcon prior to a training mission during Red Flag 14-2, March 13 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. More than 440,000 service members have participated in Red Flag since 1975, including more than 145,000 aircrew members flying more than 385,000 sorties and logging more than 660,000 flight hours. Red Flag training missions increase air and ground crews in operational readiness and combat effectiveness.
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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler
A Belgian air force maintainer prepares a Belgian air force F-16 Fighting Falcon for a training mission during Red Flag 14-2, March 13 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag provides military members an opportunity to experience realistic combat scenarios to prepare and train for future conflicts.
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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler
A Belgian air force C-130 Hercules lands during Red Flag 14-2, March 13 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag gives Airmen the opportunity to experience realistic, stressful combat situations in a controlled environment to increase their ability to complete missions and safely return home. Since being established in 1975, more than 30 countries
have participated directly in a Red Flag exercise with other nations as observers.
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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler
Two U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcons assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron, and two U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles assigned to the 65th Aggressor Squadron, fly in formation overhead the Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. air field during Red Flag 14-2, March 13. Gen. Robert Dixon, then commander of Tactical Air Command, established Red Flag in 1975 to better prepare Airmen for combat missions.
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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler
A Belgian air force pilot prepares to taxi an F-16 Fighting Falcon during Red Flag 14-2, March 13 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag provides aircrews and support operations members from various air frames, military services and allied countries the opportunity to integrate and practice combat operations over the Nevada Test and Training Range.




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