green flag west

An A-10C Thunderbolt II from the 74th Fighter Squadron taxis down the runway during Green Flag-West 17-03 Jan. 23, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 74th FS brought 12 A-10s to GFW in support of a joint, large-force, combat-readiness exercise for close air support integration training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

An F-15E Strike Eagle maneuvers away from a KC-135 Stratotanker boom after refueling during Green Flag-West 11-08 mission near the U.S. Army’s National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., June 20, 2011. The F-15Es are from the 335th Fighter Squadron, Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base N.C., and the KC-135 is from the 22nd Air Refueling Wing, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Green Flag-West provides a realistic close-air support training environment for forces preparing to support worldwide combat operations.

An E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control system aircraft soars over Nevada after a refueling mission during exercise Green Flag-West 13-02 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 1, 2012. The aircraft is assigned to the 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Val Gempis)