Reserve Fighter Squadron accelerates training in Red Flag
Lt. Col. Jan Stahl, 706th Fighter Squadron commander, conducts pre-flight checks inside an F-16 fighting falcon July 16, 2019, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag focuses on the application of core missions to include Command and Control, Intelligence Surveillance, Strike and Personnel Recovery and how to work with Coalition counterparts to ensure success. The 706th Fighter Squadron oversees Air Force Reserve Command members assigned to the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, supporting missions in its 57th Wing, 53rd Wing and 505th Command and Control Wing. Pilots assigned to the 706 FS fly an array of aircraft to include the F-15C, F-15E, F-16, F-22 and F-35 aircraft. To prepare combat air forces, joint and allied crews with realistic training, pilots in the 706 FS operate with the 64th Aggressor Squadron to facilitate operational threat replication, training, and feedback. The Red Flag exercise will continue through July 26, 2019.