Six Fighters. One Tanker. The Atlantic Ocean. And a Near-Disaster
While unpacking some boxes in early April 2017, I stumbled upon my Red Flag Alaska papers. Suddenly, I flashed back seven years to the exercise and an epic transatlantic flight involving six fuel-thirsty warplanes and just one aerial tanker. That Red Flag Alaska war game took place in the... Read more
I Witnessed a Mock Air War
The U.S. Air Force’s Red Flag, the most important air-combat exercise in the world, takes place four times a year at Nellis Air Force Base north of Las Vegas, Nevada. I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Nevada during Red Flag 17-2, which lasted from Feb.... Read more