Red Flag is the Air Force's premier air-to-air combat training exercise. Participants often include both US and allied nations' combat air forces. The exercise gives pilots the experience of mulitple, intensive air combat sorties in the safety of a training environment.
FEX is a US Air Force Weapons School large-scale air mobility exercise in which participants plan and execute a complex air-land operation in a simulated contested battlefield. JFEX exercises participants' ability to synchronize aircraft movements from geographically-separated bases, command large formations of dissimilar aircraft in high threat airspace, and tactically deliver and recover combat forces via air drops and combat landings on an unimproved landing strip.JFEX schedule for calendar year 2015:
Class 15A will take place June 20, 2015
Class 15B will take place Dec. 12, 2015
Dates and units participating in Joint Forcible Entry Exercises are subject to change.