January 22, 2022Updated: January 22, 2022 12:03 AM
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has said residents of southern Nevada should expect increased aircraft noise from a planned training exercise that will involve nearly 100 aircraft, with night takeoffs planned to allow the Flight crews can train for combat missions at night.
Nellis Air Force Base officials said the Red Flag 22-1 will fly Monday through Feb. 11 over the Nevada Test and Training Range north of Las Vegas.
According to Nellis officials, the exercise will involve more than a dozen types of aircraft, with the 388th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, playing a prominent role in the exercise.
The announcement said the exercise “provides flight crews with an opportunity to experience advanced, relevant and realistic combat-like situations in a controlled environment to improve their ability to complete missions and return home safely.”
“It also prepares maintenance personnel, ground controllers, space and cyber operators to support these missions within the same tactical environment,” the statement added.