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JBLE units use Total Force Ingegration capability at Red Flag 17-4

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joseph Melton, 27th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, marshals in a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor from the 94th Fighter Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., August 18, 2017. The 94th FS is currently deployed to Red Flag 17-4, taking part in an multi-dimensional simulated air and ground combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joseph Melton, 1st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron 27th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, marshals an F-22 Raptor from the 94th Fighter Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., August 18, 2017. The 94th FS is currently taking part in Red Flag 17-4, a multi-dimensional simulated air and ground combat environment exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

U.S. Air Force Airman Steven Quinn 27th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, crew chief assists Capt. Ramp, 94th Fighter Squadron, F-22 Raptor pilot after landing back at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Aug. 18, 2017. Quinn and Ramp are deployed with the 94th FS to take part in Red Flag 17-4 at Nellis AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

U.S. Air Force Airman Steven Quinn, 1st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron 27th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, assists Capt. Ramp, 94th Fighter Squadron F-22 Raptor pilot, after landing back at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Aug. 18, 2017. Quinn and Ramp are taking part in Red Flag 17-4 at Nellis AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

U.S Air Force Capt. Kidnap, 94th Fighter Squadron F-22 Raptor pilot speaks with U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Courtney Puyear, 94th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, after landing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Aug. 18, 2017.  The 94th FS is currently deployed to Red Flag 17-4, taking part in an multi-dimensional simulated air and ground combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

U.S Air Force Capt. Kidnap, 94th Fighter Squadron F-22 Raptor pilot, speaks with Courtney Puyear, 1st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron 94th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, after landing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Aug. 18, 2017. The 94th FS is currently taking part in Red Flag 17-4, a multi-dimensional simulated air and ground combat environment exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

An 94th Fighter Squadron F-22 Raptor takes off with the Las Vegas, Nev. Skyline behind it during Red Flag 17-4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 17, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor from the 94th Fighter Squadron takes off with the Las Vegas, Nev., skyline behind it during Red Flag 17-4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 17, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

U.S Air Force Capt. Kidnap, 94th Fighter Squadron F-22 Raptor pilot, shuts his aircraft down after landing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., August 18,2017. The 94th FS is currently deployed to Red Flag 17-4, taking part in an multi-dimensional simulated air and ground combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

U.S Air Force Capt. Kidnap, 94th Fighter Squadron F-22 Raptor pilot, shuts his aircraft down after landing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., August 18, 2017. The 94th FS is currently taking part in Red Flag 17-4, a multi-dimensional simulated air and ground combat environment exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

An 94th Fighter Squadron F-22 Raptor takes off with the Las Vegas, Nev. Skyline behind it during Red Flag 17-4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 17, 2017.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor from the 94th Fighter Squadron takes off with the Las Vegas, Nev., skyline behind it during Red Flag 17-4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 17, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Deirdre Baker, 1st Maintenance Squadron, performs low-observable maintenance on an F-22 Raptor from the 94th Fighter Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 21, 2017.  The 94th FS is currently deployed to Red Flag 17-4, taking part in an multi-dimensional simulated air and ground combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Deirdre Baker, 1st Maintenance Squadron, performs low-observable maintenance on an F-22 Raptor from the 94th Fighter Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 21, 2017. The 94th FS is currently taking part in Red Flag 17-4, a multi-dimensional simulated air and ground combat environment exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

U.S Air Force Tech. Sgt. William Marioth, 192nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and Staff Sgt. Jonathon Millan, 94th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chiefs, discuss shift change during Red Flag 17-4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 21, 2017. The deployed maintenance unit to Red Flag is comprised of Airmen from the 94th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 27th Maintenance Unit and the 192nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, making the team total force integrated as one effort.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

U.S Air Force Tech. Sgt. William Marioth, Air National Guard's192nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, and Staff Sgt. Jonathon Millan, 94th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, discuss shift change during Red Flag 17-4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 21, 2017. The Red Flag maintenance unit is comprised of Airmen from the 1st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron's 94th and 27th Aircraft Maintenance Units and the Guard's 192nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, using total force integrated for this exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

An U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor from the 94th Fighter Squadron blocks the airfield light while taxing out for mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., August 21m 2017. The 94th FS is taking part in Red Flag 17-4, a multi-platform air and ground combat scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor from the 94th Fighter Squadron blocks the airfield light while taxing out for mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 21, 2017. The 94th FS is taking part in Red Flag 17-4, a multi-platform air and ground combat scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors are at the ready for the night mission at Red Flag 17-4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 21, 2017.  During the mission Capt. Flash, 94th Fighter Squadron pilot, will complete his mission commander upgrade certification. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)
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U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors are at the ready for the night mission at Red Flag 17-4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 21, 2017. The 94th FS is taking part in Red Flag 17-4, a multi-platform air and ground combat scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Courtney Puyear, 94th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief awaits 94th Fighter Squadron pilots to arrive to their jets for Red Flag 17-4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 21, 2017. The 94th FS is currently deployed to Red Flag 17-4, taking part in an multi-dimensional simulated air and ground combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brandon McKellar, 1st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron 94th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, awaits 94th Fighter Squadron pilots to arrive to their jets for Red Flag 17-4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 21, 2017. The 94th FS is currently taking part in Red Flag 17-4, a multi-dimensional simulated air and ground combat environment exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. --

Members from the 1st Fighter Wing and the Air National Guard’s 192nd Fighter Wing from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, are currently participating in exercise Red Flag 17-4.

The Total Force Integration effort allowed Airmen from the 94th Fighter Squadron, 1st Maintenance Squadron, 1st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 192nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron to operate as if they were in a deployed location. The exercise is vital for the advancement of Raptor tactics, as well as preparing not only the pilots but also the maintenance groups to bring the fight to the enemy.

The majority of the exercise is conducted over 2.9 million acres of land and in 5,000 square miles of civilian-restricted airspace that makes up Nevada Test and Training Range. The mission of the Red Flag exercise overall is to maximize the combat readiness and survivability of participants by providing a realistic training environment and a pre-flight and post-flight training forum that encourages a free exchange of ideas.