At left: A French Air Force Mirage F1 takes off for a Green Flag mission from Nellis AFB, Nev. Green Flag trains Air Force and coalition ground combat units in the tactical control of airpower in the close battle and focuses on air support for high desert armored warfare, facilitating joint operational training at the US Army National Training Center, Ft. Irwin, Calif. At right: Air Force Capt. Barry Spells (foreground), E-8C Joint STARS senior director, and Army Capt. Steven Kobayashi, deputy mission crew commander, monitor data being transferred to ground forces during a Green Flag mission on Sept. 25, 2008. The JSTARS provides long-range, air-to-ground surveillance designed to locate, classify and track ground targets for the Army and Marine Corps.
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