The Marines landed and took off Tuesday at Nellis Air Force Base, flying into history with their F-35B stealth jets that are the nation’s first joint strike fighters to participate in a Red Flag air combat exercise.
B-52H Stratofortress Bombers taxi, takeoff and land during Red Flag 16-3 air combat exercise on July 9, 2016. Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air, space, and cyber forces of the USA and allies.
Exercise Red Flag is an advanced aerial combat training exercise hosted at , . is held at , , being a successor to the previous COPE THUNDER exercise series in the Western Pacific and Alaska. Since 1975, air crews from the (USAF), (USN), (USMC), (USA) and numerous or other allied nations' air forces take part in one of several Red Flag exercises held during the year, each of which is two weeks in duration.
As the U.S. and several Eastern European NATO countries conduct a series of military exercises near Russia's border, Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his Northern Fleet "to full alert in a snap combat readiness exercise" in the Arctic, state-run media reported Monday.
Mad Scientist Combat Exercise #1: