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July 18, 2014

Red Flag reaches full throttle

U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo

Airman 1st Class Ryan Merritt, 335th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., marshals an F-15E Strike Eagle during Red Flag 14-3 July 14 Nellis AFB, Nev. The U.S. Air Force’s premier exercise provides aircrews and ground crews the opportunity to experience realistic, stressful combat situations in a controlled environment to increase their ability to complete missions and return home

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young

Capt. Eric Joachim (left) and Capt. Dale Gogan, both 335th Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle pilots, walk to their aircraft to participate in a Red Flag 14-3 sortie July 14 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. July 14 was the first day of Red Flag 14-3 and the exercise is scheduled to last until July 25.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo

Capt. Matthew Olde, 335th Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle pilot, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., prepares to close the canopy of his aircraft during the start of Red Flag 14-3 July 14 Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag provides aircrews and ground support operations an opportunity to integrate and practice combat operations.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young

Airman 1st Class Michael Brabson, 335th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, pulls the chocks from an F-15E Strike Eagle, assigned to the 335th Fighter Squadron, during Red Flag 14-3 July 14 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. 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 15,000 square miles of airspace and 2.9 million acres of land.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young

Capt. Matthew Olde, 335th Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle pilot (left), receives a thumbs up from Capt. Bobby Malesra, 335th FS F-15E pilot, while prepping for takeoff during Red Flag 14-3 July 14 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Before takeoff, both maintainers and pilots test all the aircraft’s systems to ensure a safe flight.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo

Capt. Bobby Malesra, 335th Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle pilot, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., performs preflight checks at the start of Red Flag 14-3 July 14 Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise aimed to provide real world scenarios within a controlled environment.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young

Crew chiefs stand by while pilots settle into their aircraft during Red Flag 14-3 July 14 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Both the 336th and 335th Fighter Squadrons from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., are participating in Red Flag 14-3.




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