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M.Ayton - Red Flag's big shift /Military/
A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th Bomb Squadron based at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota undergoes pre-flight checks during night operations at Red Flag 17-1.
The Royal Netherlands Air Force participated in Red Flag 19-2 by deploying F-16 fighters to Nellis from its permanent training detachment at Tucson Air National Guard Base.
F-16C Fighting Falcon 97-0110/SW, assigned to the 55th Fighter Squadron based at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, takes off from Nellis on an air superiority mission.
Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18A Hornet A21-35 at Nellis during Red Flag 19-1. This aircraft is painted with a full colour tail marking the 75th anniversary of T1 Squadron.
MH-60 Seahawk pilots assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 (HSC-23) prepare to lift off from Nellis on a combat search and rescue mission during Red Flag.
An Air Force pilot is picked up by an MH-60 Seahawk assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 (HSC-23) during a combat search and rescue mission at Red Flag 19-1.
At Red Flag 19-3, the F-22-equipped 94th Fighter Squadron was given the core function of air superiority to provide air-to-air support to Blue air.
An Airman assigned to the 94th Aircraft Maintenance Unit reattaches a panel after performing maintenance on an F-22's avionics systems at Nellis.
RAF Lakenheath's 492nd Fighter Squadron participated in Red Flag 19-3 operating from the revetments located on the southern side of the runways which enabled the F-15E crews to use live weapons.
An EA-18G Growler assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron 135 (VAQ-135) heads to the runway on a night time Red Flag mission.
The US Navy regularly deploys EA-18G Growler aircraft to Red Flag to provide its highly specialised electronic attack capability in the exercise scenarios.
The crew of a RC-135 assigned to the 38th Reconnaissance Squadron based Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, prepare for night operations during Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
An HC-130J Combat King II aircraft assigned to the 71st Rescue Squadron based at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, takes off for a personnel recovery mission.
Fuerza Aerea Colombiana Boeing 767 tanker, serial number 1202, during engine start prior to a Red Flag 19-2 aerial refuelling mission with US Navy EA-18G Growlers.
Royal Australian Air Force E-7A Wedgetail A30-002 assigned to 2 Squadron taxies at Nellis for a Red Flag mission in which the aircraft was tasked to provide command and control capability.
Members of the 62nd Fighter Squadron from Luke Air Force Base Arizona pose for a group photo at Nellis on March 9, 2019 during Red Flag 19-2. The team included Italian, Norwegian and US personnel.
A crew chief, assigned to the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, launches an F-35A Lightning II at Nellis.
A crew chief, assigned to the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, prepares to launch an F-35A Lightning Hat Nellis. The 4th Fighter Squadron and 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit participated in Red Flag 19-1, the units first attendance to the exercise since transition to the F-35A.
F-35A Lightning II fighter jets assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing's 4th Fighter Squadron on the Nellis flight-line during Red Flag 19-1 where the 388th served as lead wing for the exercise.
Crew chiefs assigned to the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepare to launch F-35A Lightning II fighter jets during Red Flag 19-1.
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 (VMFA-122) deployed to Nellis in July 2019 for its F-35B debut at Red Flag 19-3. One of the squadron's pilots steps up the crew access ladder to crew-up.