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Re: Red Flag 2018

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And I’m told today :

"we do not have the office schedule of the exercises for 2018 as of yet."

I’ll just wait some more.
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Re: Red Flag 2018

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In the latest issue of Combat Aircraft you can read in the article about Colombian kfirs they are planning to participate in RF 2018-2 with 6 Aircraft and a tanker.
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And in the 2 weeks before RF 2018-2 they will be stationed at Davis Monthan AFB.
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Re: Red Flag 2018

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UAEAF Mirage 2000s should also be present for RF 2018-2.
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Re: Red Flag 2018

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Strange that they still have not released the dates for RF18 :?
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Re: Red Flag 2018

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A friend sent a email request,received the following.
To answer your query, Red Flag dates are as follows:
18-1: 26 Jan - 16 Feb
18-2: 9 - 23 Mar
18-3: 13 Jul - 3 Aug
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Re: Red Flag 2018

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Taken from the finally updated Nellis site.

Red Flag is the U.S. Air Force's premier air-to-air combat training exercise. Participants often include both United States and allied nations' combat air forces. The exercise provides aircrews the experience of multiple, intensive air combat sorties in the safety of a training environment.

Red Flag schedule for fiscal year 2018:

Red Flag 18-1: Jan. 26 to Feb. 16, 2018

Red Flag 18-2: March 9 to 23, 2018

Red Flag 18-3: July 13 to Aug. 3, 2018

Dates and units participating in Red Flag exercises are subject to change.
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Re: Red Flag 2018

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When might we see a full list of units for 18-2? Last one I saw has very few us units confirmed.
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not written in stone yet, but this looks like 18-2
79FS F-16CM
VAQ-138 Growlers
71 Squadron UAE Mirage 2000-9
12 ACCS E-8C
960 AACS E-3C/G
79 RQS HC-130J
811 Squadron Columbian AF KFir
93 FS F-16C
RFTTF KC-135R
2 Wing Belgian AF F-16MLU.
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EOR1 wrote:not written in stone yet, but this looks like 18-2
79FS F-16CM
VAQ-138 Growlers
71 Squadron UAE Mirage 2000-9
12 ACCS E-8C
960 AACS E-3C/G
79 RQS HC-130J
811 Squadron Columbian AF KFir
93 FS F-16C
RFTTF KC-135R
2 Wing Belgian AF F-16MLU.
Sure hope some Bombers get added, also seems a little light in the Fighter Squadron area.
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Re: Red Flag 2018

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Hi Bruce

Based on last year, I'm not sure there will be heavy bombers on 18-2. What's your opinion on that ?
And do you think there will be F-15C or F-22 units added to that ?

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EOR1 wrote:not written in stone yet, but this looks like 18-2
79FS F-16CM
VAQ-138 Growlers
71 Squadron UAE Mirage 2000-9
12 ACCS E-8C
960 AACS E-3C/G
79 RQS HC-130J
811 Squadron Columbian AF KFir
93 FS F-16C
RFTTF KC-135R
2 Wing Belgian AF F-16MLU.
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Re: Red Flag 2018

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Hi,

did anyone noticed that Red-Flag and Green-Flag are at same dates?


Red Flag 18-2: March 9 to 23, 2018

Green Flag 18-05: March 9 to March 23, 2018

http://www.nellis.af.mil/Home/Flying-Operations/


was is ever before on same dates?
so more traffic incoming beside that list posted above?
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Re: Red Flag 2018

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no bombers. only other participants will be Columbian K-767s
gnouze wrote:Hi Bruce

Based on last year, I'm not sure there will be heavy bombers on 18-2. What's your opinion on that ?
And do you think there will be F-15C or F-22 units added to that ?

Vincent "Gnouze" Vagner
EOR1 wrote:not written in stone yet, but this looks like 18-2
79FS F-16CM
VAQ-138 Growlers
71 Squadron UAE Mirage 2000-9
12 ACCS E-8C
960 AACS E-3C/G
79 RQS HC-130J
811 Squadron Columbian AF KFir
93 FS F-16C
RFTTF KC-135R
2 Wing Belgian AF F-16MLU.
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Re: Red Flag 2018

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Does anyone know, if the UAE M2000 will be around earlier already, like the Colombian Kfir. (DM most probably 2wks prior RF18-2)
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Re: Red Flag 2018

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And what's RFTTF?
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