Red Flag 16-1 Jan. 25-Feb. 12, 2016


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Message posted by Travis on January 20, 2016 at 10:49:04 PST:

Not Seeing any info on Upcoming Red Flag 16-1 so here you go(Taken from Nellis AFB Website):

Release Number: 020116

1/11/2016 - NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- Southern Nevada residents may notice increased military aircraft activity as the Air Force conducts Red Flag 16-1 from Jan. 25-Feb.12.

Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air, space and cyber forces of the United States and its allies. The exercise is hosted north of Las Vegas on the Nevada Test and Training Range -- the U.S. Air Force's premier military training area with more than 15,000 square miles of airspace and 2.9 million acres of land. With 1,900 possible targets, realistic threat systems and an opposing enemy force that cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world, Nellis AFB and the NTTR are the home of a simulated battlefield, providing combat air forces with the ability to train to fight together in a peacetime environment, and to survive and win together.

The 414th Combat Training Squadron is responsible for executing Red Flag. The exercise is one of a series of advanced training programs administered at Nellis AFB and on the NTTR by organizations assigned to the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center.

More than 80 aircraft are scheduled to depart Nellis AFB twice a day and aircraft may remain in the air for up to five hours. Flying times are scheduled to accommodate other flying missions at Nellis AFB and provide Red Flag participants with valuable training in planning and executing a wide variety of combat missions.

The exercise will include U.S. forces and aircraft from:
- 53rd Wing, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, F-16Cs, Nellis AFB, Nev.
- 1 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, F/A-18F, RAAF Amberley, Australia
- 2 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, E-7A, RAAF Base Williamtown, Australia
- 10 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, AP-3C, RAAF Base Edinburgh, Australia
- 75 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, F/A-18A, RAAF Base Tindal, Australia
- 3 Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force, Typhoon, RAF Coningsby, U.K.
- 5 Squadron, Royal Air Force, Sentinel, RAF Waddington, U.K.
- 8 Squadron, Royal Air Force, E-3D, RAF Waddington, U.K.
- 47 Squadron, Royal Air Force, C-130J, RAF Brize Norton, U.K.
- 461st Air Control Wing, 12th Airborne Command and Control Squadron, E-8, Robins AFB, Ga.
- 9th Reconnaissance Wing, 12th Reconnaissance Squadron, RQ-4, Beale AFB, Calif.
- 509th Bomb Wing, 13th Bomb Squadron, B-2, Whiteman AFB, Missouri
- 104th Fighter Wing, 131st Fighter Squadron, F-15C, Barnes ANGB, Mass.
- 169th Fighter Wing, 157th Fighter Squadron, F-16CJ, McEntire JNGB, S.C.
- 144th Fighter Wing, 194th Fighter Squadron, F-15C, Fresno ANGB, Calif.
- 4th Fighter Wing, 335th Fighter Squadron, F-15E, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
- 55th Wing, 343rd Reconnaissance Squadron, RC-135, Offutt AFB, Neb.
- 9th Reconnaissance Wing, 348th Reconnaissance Squadron, RQ-4B, Grand Forks AFB, N.D.
- 55th Wing, 41st Electronic Combat Squadron, EC-130H, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
- 31st Fighter Wing, 510th Fighter Squadron, F-16CM Block 40, Aviano Air Base, Italy
- 7th Bomb Wing, 9th Bomb Squadron, B-1, Dyess AFB, Tex.
- 325th Fighter Wing, 95th Fighter Squadron, F-22, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
- 552nd Air Control Wing, 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron, E-3, Tinker AFB, Okla.
- 9th Reconnaissance Wing, 99th Reconnaissance Squadron, U-2, Beale AFB, Calif.
- Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TEN, EP3/P3, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash.
- Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TEN, Patrol Squadron FORTY, P3 LSRS, NAS Whidbey Island, Wash.
- Patrol Squadron 45, P8, NAS Jacksonville, Fla.
- Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TEN, Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron One, EP3, NAS Whidbey Island, Wash.
- 22nd Air Refueling Wing, KC-135, McConnell AFB, Kans.
- Electronic Attack Squadron 138, EA-18G, NAS Whidbey Island, Wash.
- 23rd Wing, 79th Rescue Squadron, HC-130J, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
- 176th Wing, 210th Rescue Squadron, HH-60G, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
- 57th Wing, 64th Aggressor Squadron, F-16C, Nellis AFB, Nev.

Media interested in covering the event must complete and turn in the Media Application form and Ground Rules/Hold Harmless Agreement letter (both linked to this document) along with a letter of intent to publish from a major media outlet to the 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office at 99abw.pacurrent@nellis.af.mil. Non-U.S. citizens must also turn in the Foreign National Sponsorship worksheet.

All the documents must be provided to the Public Affairs office no later than 4:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time Jan 22, 2016, in order to be considered for coverage approval.

If you are unable to open the documents linked here, please email the Public Affairs office at 99abw.pacurrent@nellis.af.mil and the documents will be sent to you directly.

NOTE TO MEDIA: The 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office will hold a Red Flag Media Day Feb 4. Outlets interested in attending the media day can call (702) 652-2750 to RSVP.

For more information about Red Flag, call the 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office at (702) 652- 2750 or visit http://www.nellis.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=19160

Attached link: Red Flag 16-1 Jan. 25-Feb. 12, 2016

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