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US Air Force Publishes Impressive Footage of Red Flag Exercise Night Operations

The U.S. Air Force has launched impressive footage of nighttime operations, that holds at the Nellis Air Force Base, during…

By Brooks Schroth , in Defense News , at July 31, 2019 8:15 AM EDT Tags: , , ,

The U.S. Air Force has launched impressive footage of nighttime operations, that holds at the Nellis Air Force Base, during Red Flag 19-3 training.

Red Flag’s nighttime operations are one of many ways the Air Force reserves air superiority.

Red Flag 19-3 is an air-to-air fight training that began July 15, 2019, and will end Aug. 2, 2019. During the exercise pilots and maintainers of U.S. combat plane take part in practical multi-domain training to sharpen their skills in the U.S. Air Force’s premier air-to-air fight training.

Red Flag exercises provide mission leaders, maintenance personnel, ground controllers, and air, space, and cyber operators the opportunity to experience practical combat situations to prepare for future battles.

The objective of Red Flag 19-3 is to prioritize “first-timers’” combat programs, mission commander upgrades, and Flag unique experiences for all members.

Red Flag was discovered in 1975 to prepare U.S. army forces for war better.

“Red Flag started as an air-to-air fight; however, it’s advanced into a multi-domain battle to make sure America’s warfighters from across the Providers are prepared for future wars,” noted Col. Michael Mathes, 414th Combat Training Squadron commander. “Air, Space, Cyber, and Command and Control forces organize in our training atmosphere at Nellis to make sure that when our nation calls, we can meet and defeat our adversaries.”

The exercise has provided training for over 506,000 army troops, along with more than 157,000 aircrew members flying 411,000 sorties and logging 757,000 hours of flying time.

This iteration of the exercise includes participants from different services such as the Royal Australian Air Force, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Marines.