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Nellis AFB Flying Exercise Missions to California
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LAS VEGAS -- Nellis Air Force Base officials say there will be increased military aircraft activity through the end of the month in southern Nevada and Southern California.

The Air Force is taking part in exercises called Green Flag-West, beginning Monday. Units from the United Kingdom and Canada will join the 549th Combat Training Squadron at Nellis and the 12th Combat Training Squadron at Fort Irwin, Calif., supporting Canadian Task Force 1-10 and ground units from across the country.

Officials say the exercise aims to replicate conditions in Iraq and Afghanistan for Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps members. Flight paths between Nellis and the National Training Center at Fort Irwin will cross near Mount Charleston and north of Pahrump to the Mojave Desert in California's Inyo and San Bernardino counties.

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