The US Air Force Air Warfare Center at Nellis AFB, Nev., will run an extended Red Flag exercixe, 09-3 starting Feb. 23, 2009, to test the feasibility of conducted focused mission training, in this case for close air support missions that have become the standard for air operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Here, Capt. James Scheideman, an F-15E Strike Eagle pilot assigned to the 333rd Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C., prepares to exit his jet after a training mission during Red Flag 09-2 at Nellis, on Jan. 30, 2009.
Air Force photo by SrA. Larry E. Reid Jr.
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