Air training exercise will bring more noise

With another Red Flag air combat training exercise set to begin Saturday, officials at Nellis Air Force Base released an advisory alerting Southern Nevada residents to expect increased noise from military aircraft.

The exercise, a type of realistic war game, will run through Jan. 26 and is the first in a series held during a typical year.

“Flights involving more than 25 organizations and 80 aircraft ranging from the B-1B Lancer to the F-22A Raptor will be departing and returning to Nellis over the next few weeks,” the advisory states.

This Red Flag exercise will include multi-service and coalition aircraft, including the Navy’s EA-6B Prowler, Singapore’s F-16s from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., a Canadian C-130 and a warning-and-control aircraft from the United Kingdom. Missions will take place during the day and night over the 15,000-square-mile Nellis Air Force Range.

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