Red Flag 20–2: Maximizing Combat Readiness, Capability, and Survivability Between Forces


A Spanish Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft ascends in preparation for Red Flag 20-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, NV, on March 6, 2020. The Typhoon is a new generation multirole/swing-role combat aircraft and offers wide-range operational capabilities (U.S. Air Force photo by William Lewis).

Posted: May 27, 2020

Nellis Air Force Base, NV–Deployed maintainers from all over the world flood the flight line turning wrenches to ensure their assigned aircraft are ready to take over the skies; this controlled chaos signifies Red Flag is back in session March 6-20.

As one of the U.S. Air Force’s largest combat training exercises, this iteration includes participants from various Services, including U.S. Navy and Marines, as well as our allied forces from the Italian, German, and Spanish air forces.

Red Flag exercises provide mission commanders, maintenance personnel, ground controllers, and air, space, and cyber operators the opportunity to experience realistic combat scenarios to prepare for future warfare.


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