Airman 1st Class Daniel Lasal talks to the pilot before he marshals out an F-16 Fighting Falcon during Exercise Red Flag 13-2 Jan. 22, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The crew chief is responsible for keeping the jets maintenance up to date and ensuring it is ready for every mission. Lasal is a crew chief assigned to the 480th Aircraft Maintenance Unit at Spangdahlem, Air Force Base, Germany, (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Daniel Hughes)
2/4/2013 - NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFNS) -- Airmen and aircraft from around the world as well as their coalition counterparts descended on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada for Exercise Red Flag 13-2 Jan. 21 through Feb. 1.
Red Flag exercises are designed to help U.S. and international airmen prepare for real-world combat scenarios.
Click the slideshow below to view Airmen in action during the exercise.
2/11/2013 10:45:35 AM ET Mike Red Flag is a primairily air-to-air excercise. Iraq and Afghanistan are not particularly target-rich environments in the air-to-air department.
kyle, Beale AFB
2/11/2013 9:44:54 AM ET Mike Red Flag prepares airmen to fight major combat ops against a robust and difficult adversary with a near peer Air Force and heavily defended ground force. A fight that is very much not Afghanistan or Iraq.
Nails, Maxwell AFB
2/7/2013 11:55:17 AM ET Wouldn't over 10 years of combat in Iraq and Afhganistan have already prepared these airmen for real-world combat scenarios What was the price tag on this exercise