NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFPN) -- Airman 1st Class Keith Hartman removes the ladder guard after Capt. Erik Jacobson climbs into the cockpit during Red Flag 06-1, here Jan. 21 to Feb. 18. Red Flag is an exercise that tests aircrews' warfighting skills. Flights involve more than 100 aircraft, including B-52 Stratofortresses and F-16 Fighting Falcons. The aircraft are flying missions day and night to the nearby Nevada Test and Training Range where they simulate an air war. Along with the Air Force, units from the Army, Navy, NATO and several allied countries are participating. Captain Jacobson is an F-117A Nighthawk pilot with the 49th Fighter Squadron at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Airman Hartman is an electrical engineering specialist with the 49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kenny Kennemer
November 4, 2012
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