Red Flag: Bombs, Bullets, And Las Vegas

Photos by Master Sgt. Don Taggart, 177 FW MultiMedia Information Center.

Soldier helps pilot get ready for take off

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.

Fighter Jet