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Nellis Air Force Base conducting Red Flag exercises through March 10

Posted at 5:55 PM, Feb 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-27 20:55:01-05

Southern Nevada residents may notice increased noise from military aircraft as the Air Force conducts Red Flag exercises from Feb. 27 to March 10.
More than 80 aircraft are scheduled to depart Nellis Air Force Base twice a day and may remain in the air for up to five hours during Red Flag. There may be night launches as well to allow air crews to train for nighttime combat operations.
The Red Flag exercise is hosted north of Las Vegas on the Nevada Test and Training Range.
Red Flag gives aircrew an opportunity to experience combat-like situations in a controlled environment to increase their ability to complete missions and safely return home. It also prepares maintenance personnel, ground controllers, space and cyber operators to support those missions within the same tactical environment.