Southern Nevada residents may notice increased military aircraft activity as the Air Force conducts Red Flag 12-2 Jan. 23 – Feb. 3 2012.

Throughout the Red Flag exercise, more than 90 aircraft are scheduled to depart Nellis Air Force Base twice a day, around noon and again around 6 p.m. Aircraft may remain in the air for up to four hours. The flying times are scheduled to accommodate the other flying missions at Nellis and provide Red Flag participants with valuable training in planning and executing a wide-variety of combat missions.

The exercise will include units from: 
Nevada, Colorado, South Dakota, Louisiana, Utah, California, Republic of Korea, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Massachusetts and Oklahoma flying aircraft including the F-15 Strike Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, E-3 Sentry, A-10 Thunderbolt II, B-1 Lancer, and KC-135 Stratotanker.

In addition to U.S. aircraft, the Saudi Royal Air Force and the Republic of Korea will participate with their nation’s F-15 aircraft.

NOTE TO MEDIA: Nellis will hold a Red Flag Media Day Jan. 31 2012. Outlets interested in attending the media day can call (702) 652-2750 to RSVP no later than Jan. 20. Media requests submitted after Jan. 20 will not be facilitated.

DOMESTIC MEDIA; Please email this address with your 1) Full name 2) Birthday 3) Major Media Outlet represented 4) Coverage goal at Red Flag 12-2

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA Please email this address with your 1) Full name 2) Birthday 3) PASSPORT NATIONALITY AND FULL PASSPORT ID # 4) Major Media Outlet represented 5) Coverage goal at Red Flag 12-2.

Thanks for your time,

-Nellis Public Affairs. 


——as the dates draw closer I will post the NOTAMS for the launch and recovery times.


—-If you plan on attending Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base, feel free to read the plane spotting at Nellis post.


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