Red Flag: Bombs, Bullets, And Las Vegas
Photos by Master Sgt. Don Taggart, 177 FW MultiMedia Information Center.
From Oct. 26 to Nov. 9, 177th Fighter Wing members participated in Red Flag, a large scale combat exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Red Flag gives pilots their first ten combat missions, which gets them used to a combat environment prior to actual combat, as well as working with other services in a joint force employment. This is preparation for the wing's deployment to Southwest Asia.