LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Officials with Nellis Air Force Base advise Southern Nevada residents of increased noise for t he next two weeks.

Officials say the U.S. Air Force plan to conduct Red Flag 24-2 large-scale exercises with military aircrafts. Nearly 100 aircrafts are scheduled to depart Nellis twice a day and they could remain in the air for up to five hours.

Night launches could also be expected to simulate nighttime combat operations.

“During Red Flag 24-2, Nellis will welcome approximately 1,500 participants from the USAF, Marine Corps, Navy, Air National Guard and the Royal Netherlands Air Force,” a media release said. “The 366th Fighter Wing from Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, will take command as the lead wing over a diverse set of aircraft, including the RNLAF’s F-35 Lightning II.”

Nellis has hosted Red Flag exercises since 1975 to provide aircrews the experience of multiple, intensive air combat sorties in the safety of a training environment.

There are three iterations of Red Flag annually: one U.S. only, one open to FVEY (Five Eyes) participants and another that welcomes an expanded roster of international allies and partners. The training occurs at Nellis AFB on the Nevada Test and Training Range, the U.S. Air Force’s premier military training area with more than 12,000 square miles of airspace and 2.9 million acres of land.

For more information about Red Flag or Nellis Air Force Base, contact the Nellis Air Force Base Public Affairs office at (702) 652-2719 or by email at [email protected].


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