NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nellis Air Force Base issues a noise advisory ahead of a scheduled Red Flag exercise taking place at the base for two weeks in March.
Airbase representatives announced military aircraft will be conducting Red Flag exercises from March 6-20 and residents in the area can expect to hear addtional aircraft noise during this time.
The training will include more than 80 aircraft that will depart the base twice a day. The planes may remain in the air for up to five hours during the Red Flag exercise, according to a Nellis Air Force Base spokesperson.
The base also said there might be night launches as well to allow aircrews to train for nighttime combat operations.
The Red Flag exercise is organized at Nellis Air Force Base and takes place north of Las Vegas on the Nevada Test and Training Range.
Red Flag allows aircrew to experience advanced, relevant, and realistic combat-like situations in a controlled environment. An airbase spokesperson said this increases the ability of crews to complete missions and return home safely.
The training range offers 1,900 targets, realistic threat systems, and a one-of-kind opposing enemy force.
The 414th Combat Training Squadron is responsible for executing Red Flag training, and the exercise is just one of a series of advanced training programs administered at Nellis and on the NTTR by U.S. Air Force Warfare Center organizations.
Nellis and the NTTR are home to a "peacetime battlefield" that provides combat air forces with the ability to train, fight together, survive together, and win together, according to the base's public affairs office.
More information about Red Flag is available through the Nellis Air Force Base Public Affairs Office at 702-652-2719.