July 7, 2022 - 2:19 pm
Nellis Air Force Base officials are advising Southern Nevada residents to expect increased noise from military aircraft flying through the skies during red flag exercises that start Saturday.
Nearly 75 aircraft and 2,300 people from the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Marines, the Air National Guard and others are expected to participate in the drills that run through July 29.
The exercises represent what the base describes as “mission scenarios against aggressor forces.” The operations are organized at Nellis and mostly unfold at the Nevada Test and Training Range.
“Red Flag gives aircrews an opportunity to experience advanced, relevant and realistic combat-like situations in a controlled environment to increase their ability to complete missions and safely return home,” Nellis officials said in a press release.