Triple Nickle participates in Green Flag 16-8

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U.S. Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Capt. Awal Iselin, 555th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, pilot, salutes as he taxis before take-off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 2. The 555th FS is participating in Green Flag 16-8, a large scale air-to-ground combat exercise.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Senior Airman Dominique Patton, 555th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Force Base, Italy, crew chief, and Capt Awal Iselin, 555th FS pilot, review a pre-flight binder before take-off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 2. The 555th FS is participating with other branches and allies in a large scale air-to-ground excercise at Fort Irwin, Calif., known as Green Flag 16-8.
 

U.S. Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

An F-16, assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, accelerates down the runway during take-off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 2, before participation in Green Flag 16-8. Green Flag exercises provide critical joint training for approximately 75,000 joint and coalition personnel per year, including 3,000 sorties, 6,000 flight hours, and the expenditure of over 700,000 pounds of live and training ordnance.
 

U.S. Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

An F-16, assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, takes off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 2. Green Flag, in support of the U.S. Army’s National Training Center, provides invaluable combat training to Joint and Coalition warfighters in the art of air-land integration and the joint employment of airpower.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Capt. Awal Iselin, 555th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Force Base, Italy, pilot, performs a walk around of an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 2, before it participation in Green Flag 16-8. On average, all four military services, including the guard and reserve components, participate in two Green Flag exercises each year.
 

U.S. Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Senior Airman Manuel Jimenez, 555th Fighter Squadron crew chief, Aviano Air Base, Italy, prepares the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon for take-off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 2. The 555th FS flew to Fort Irwin, Calif., to participate in Green Flag 16-8.
 

U.S. Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Senior Airman Manuel Jimenez, 555th Fighter Squadron crew chief, Aviano Air Base, Italy, cleans the landing gear of an F-16 Fighting Falcon before take-off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 2. The 555th FS is participating in a realistic air-land integration combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Airman 1st Class Obadiyah Ivens, 555th Fighter Squadron crew chief, Aviano Air Force Base, Italy, prepares the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 2, for participation in Green Flag 16-8. Green Flag is a close air support and joint exercise administered by the U.S. Air Force Air Warfare Center and Nellis AFB through the 549th Combat Training Squadron.
 

U.S. Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Senior Airman Manuel Jimenez, 555th Fighter Squadron crew chief, Aviano Air Base, Italy, prepares the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon for take-off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 2. The 555th FS flew to Fort Irwin, Calif., to participate in Green Flag 16-8.