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Combat Exercises Begin at Nellis Air Force Base
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NELLIS AFB -- The military says Nellis Air Force Base will host extra activity in coming days with combat training exercises being conducted over the Nevada desert.

Red Flag exercises are scheduled to begin Monday and run through Feb. 5. Base officials say more than 50 aircraft of all types will depart the Las Vegas-area air base twice a day -- in the mid-afternoon and again later in the evening.

Training is being conducted over the 15,000-square-mile Nevada Test and Training Range north of Las Vegas. Units taking part will be from 11 other states, the United Kingdom and Japan.

Red Flag exercises are held periodically as part of advanced training administered by the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center and Nellis, through the 414th Combat Training Squadron.

(Associated Press all rights reserved.)

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