Defense

February 3, 2014

Royal Australian Air Force touches down for Red Flag 14-1

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard
A Royal Australian Air Force 77th Squadron F/A-18 Hornet prepares to land Jan. 23 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The RAAF is at Nellis to participate in Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 27 to Feb. 14. Red Flag 14-1 is an air-to-air combat training exercise in the skies over the Nevada Test and Training Range. The purpose of the exercise is to increase the combat capability of U.S. and allied air forces for future combat situations.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler
Royal Australian Air Force Leading Aircraftsman Cal Dempsey, 77th Squadron, directs an F/A-18 into position for parking on the flightline Jan. 23 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The RAAF will participate in Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 27 to Feb. 14. Red Flag 14-1 is an exercise where that U.S. and is allied practice air-to-air combat scenarios over the Nevada Test and Training Range. These exercises will prepare participants for potential future real-world combat situations.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler
Royal Australian Air Force Leading Aircraftsman Josh Greiter, 77th Squadron, inspects the tail of an F/A-18 on the flightline Jan. 23 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The RAAF, along with other allied nations, and the U.S. military will be participating in Red Flag 14-1. Red Flag is an opportunity for the U.S. and its allies to practice air-to-air combat scenarios and increase their overall combat readiness and efficiency.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler
Two Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18s assigned to the 77th Squadron taxi along the flightline after landing Jan. 23 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The RAAF, along with other allied nationsí air forces, and the U.S. military will be participating in Red Flag 14-1, a realistic training environment for air-to-air combat.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard
A Royal Australian Air Force 77th Squadron F/A-18 Hornet lands Jan. 23 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 77th Squadron was established in 1942 and is located at RAAF Base Williamtown. The RAAF will be participating in Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 27ñFeb. 14. Red Flag is one of a series of advanced training programs administered by the United States Air Force Warfare Center.




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