Red Flag 06

Red Flag 2006 is under way, though news of the exercise has been scant at best. Here are a couple of photos from AF.mil:


An F-16 Fighting Falcon heads out to the ranges here Jan. 30, during Red Flag 06-1, held Jan. 21 through Feb. 18. Red Flag tests aircrews’ war-fighting skills in realistic combat situations. More than 85 aircraft, including B-2 Spirit bombers are involved. The aircraft are flying missions day and night to the nearby Nevada Test and Training Range where they simulate air war. Along with the Air Force, units from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, United Kingdom and Australia are participating. The F-16 is from the 20th Fighter Wing, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald)



An F-16 Fighting Falcon moves in to receive fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker Jan. 30, during Red Flag 06-1 being held here Jan. 21 through Feb. 18. Red Flag tests aircrews’ war-fighting skills in realistic combat situations. More than 85 aircraft, including B-2 Spirit bombers are involved. The aircraft are flying missions day and night to the nearby Nevada Test and Training Range where they simulate air war. Along with the Air Force, units from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, United Kingdom and Australia are participating. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald)

As usual, click each for a better look. Really big versions at AF.mil.

Comments

  1. And that boom you see is in the capable hands of an Airman from the 141st ARW at Fairchild AFB near Spokane. (Home of many an unpleasant memory, thanks to their SERE school.) Those fellows certainly do get around.

  2. Along with the Air Force, units from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, United Kingdom and Australia are participating.’ I’m so glad that our country is now listed along with branches of the US armed forces… I’ve been suspecting that’s how you see us for a while now and pretending otherwise was quite a strain. 😉 ‘And in other news, Donald Rumsfeld decided to deploy the US Marines and Australia to trouble spots in South-East Asia in response to concerns over violence…’