Defense

May 30, 2014

Navy soars over desert skies during Green Flag 14-07

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

A U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 131, Naval Air Station Oceana, Va. takes off during Green Flag 14-07, May 21 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F/A-18C Hornet is a multirole fighter capable of carrying out both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. It can switch roles easily and can also be adapted for photo reconnaissance and electronic countermeasure missions.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

U.S. Navy Lt. Jon Hill, naval aviator assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 131, Naval Air Station Oceana, Va. performs pre-flight checks on an F/A-18C Hornet prior to Green Flag 14-07, May 21 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Green Flag is a realistic air-land integrated combat training exercise involving the different branches of the U.S. military and its allies. Green Flag exercises provide critical joint training for approximately 75,000 joint and coalition military members per year.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

A U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 131, Naval Air Station Oceana, Va. taxis to the runway during Green Flag 14-07, May 21 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F/A-18C is a multirole fighter capable of carrying up to 17,000 pounds of ordinance to include bombs, missiles, and drop tanks.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

A U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 131, Naval Air Station Oceana, Va. taxis to the runway during Green Flag 14-07, May 21 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. A typical Green Flag exercise involves two multi-role fighter and bomber squadrons, unmanned aircraft, electronic warfare aircraft, and aerial refueling aircraft. Green Flag is an opportunity for air and ground crews to practice preparing for and fighting in various air-to-ground combat scenarios that they may face in future real-world situations.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd class Jefferson Metzen, plane captain assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 131, surveys an F/A-18C Hornet on May 21 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Metzen performs the surveys to ensure the area is safe for the pilot to conduct their preflight checks. Green Flag air-to-ground combat exercises train air and ground crews for similar potential real-world scenarios they may encounter in the future.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

U.S. Navy aircraft maintainers assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 131, from Naval Air Station Oceana, Va. prepare to conduct pre-flight checks May 21 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Strike Fighter Squadron 131 traveled to Nellis to participate in Green Flag 14-07. Green Flag is a series of air-to-ground combat exercises meant to strengthen the combat readiness and effectiveness of air and ground crews.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

A U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Strike Fighter Squadron 131, takes off during Green Flag 14-7 May 21 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Green Flag exercises provide simulated air-to-ground warfare training for U.S. and allied air and ground crews.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

U.S. Navy Airman Michael Sinclair, plane captain assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 131, Naval Air Station Oceana, Va. signals to start the auxiliary power unit while preparing an F/A-18C Hornet for takeoff during Green Flag 14-07, May 21 at Nellis Air Force Base Nev. Green Flag exercises give air and ground crews from different branches of the U.S. military and allied nations the opportunity to practice air-to-ground combat scenarios together.




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