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RSAF 428th FS participates in first Nellis Red Flag

Republic of Singapore air force aircrew members assigned to the 366th Fighter Wing, 428th Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, perform pre-flight checks prior to a Red Flag 14-3 training mission, July 18, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. The 428th FS is RSAF overseas-based fighter training detachment; the experiences gained during Red Flag are intended to improve the chance of success for aircrews in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo)

Republic of Singapore air force aircrew members assigned to the 366th Fighter Wing, 428th Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, perform pre-flight checks prior to a Red Flag 14-3 training mission, July 18, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. The 428th FS is RSAF overseas-based fighter training detachment; the experiences gained during Red Flag are intended to improve the chance of success for aircrews in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo)

Republic of Singapore air force aircrew and crew chiefs assigned to the 366th Fighter Wing, 428th Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, prepare to launch three F-15SG aircraft during Red Flag 14-3, July 18, 2014 at Nellis AFB, Nev.  Red Flag is an opportunity for U.S. and allied air forces to train together during realistic combat scenarios on the Nevada Test and Training Range north of Las Vegas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo)

Republic of Singapore air force aircrew and crew chiefs assigned to the 366th Fighter Wing, 428th Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, prepare to launch three F-15SG aircraft during Red Flag 14-3, July 18, 2014 at Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag is an opportunity for U.S. and allied air forces to train together during realistic combat scenarios on the Nevada Test and Training Range north of Las Vegas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo)

Republic of Singapore air force crew chief assigned to the 366th Fighter Wing, 428th Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, prepares to marshal an F-15SG aircraft during Red Flag 14-3, July 18, 2014 at Nellis AFB, Nev.  Red Flag provides maintenance support members from various airframes, military services and allied countries an opportunity to integrate and practice combat operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo)

Republic of Singapore air force crew chief assigned to the 366th Fighter Wing, 428th Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, prepares to marshal an F-15SG aircraft during Red Flag 14-3, July 18, 2014 at Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag provides maintenance support members from various airframes, military services and allied countries an opportunity to integrate and practice combat operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo)

Republic of Singapore air force pilots assigned to the 425th Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., prepare to enter an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft prior to a Red Flag 14-3 training mission, July 18, 2014 at Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag is an opportunity for U.S. and allied air forces to practice air-to-air combat scenarios to increase their overall combat readiness and efficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo)

Republic of Singapore air force pilots assigned to the 425th Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., prepare to enter an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft prior to a Red Flag 14-3 training mission, July 18, 2014 at Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag is an opportunity for U.S. and allied air forces to practice air-to-air combat scenarios to increase their overall combat readiness and efficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo)

Republic of Singapore air force pilot assigned to the 366th Fighter Wing, 428th Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, reviews F-15SG aircraft maintenance forms as part of a pre-flight inspection prior to a Red Flag 14-3 training mission, July 18, 2014 at Nellis AFB, Nev.  Red Flag is a realistic combat exercise involving U.S. and allied air forces conducting training operations on the 15,000-square-mile Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo)

Republic of Singapore air force pilot assigned to the 366th Fighter Wing, 428th Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, reviews F-15SG aircraft maintenance forms as part of a pre-flight inspection prior to a Red Flag 14-3 training mission, July 18, 2014 at Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag is a realistic combat exercise involving U.S. and allied air forces conducting training operations on the 15,000-square-mile Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo)

Republic of Singapore air force flightline production supervisor assigned to the 366th Fighter Wing, 428th Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, oversees the launch of the F-15SG aircraft during Red Flag 14-3, July 18, 2014 at Nellis AFB, Nev.  Red Flag provides an opportunity for the 428th FS aircrew and maintainers to enhance their tactical operational skills alongside military aircraft from coalition forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo)

Republic of Singapore air force flightline production supervisor assigned to the 366th Fighter Wing, 428th Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, oversees the launch of the F-15SG aircraft during Red Flag 14-3, July 18, 2014 at Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag provides an opportunity for the 428th FS aircrew and maintainers to enhance their tactical operational skills alongside military aircraft from coalition forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo)

Republic of Singapore air force pilot and weapons officer assigned to the 366th Fighter Wing, 428th Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, perform preflight checks on an F-15SG aircraft prior to a Red Flag 14-3 training mission, July 18, 2014 at Nellis AFB, Nev. The RSAF’s participation in Red Flag builds international air force cooperation, interoperability, and mutual support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo)

Republic of Singapore air force pilot and weapons officer assigned to the 366th Fighter Wing, 428th Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, perform preflight checks on an F-15SG aircraft prior to a Red Flag 14-3 training mission, July 18, 2014 at Nellis AFB, Nev. The RSAF’s participation in Red Flag builds international air force cooperation, interoperability, and mutual support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo)

Republic of Singapore air force’s 428th Fighter Squadron’s flagship F-15SG aircraft assigned to the 366th Fighter Wing Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, takes off for a Red Flag 14-3 training mission, July 18, 2014 at Nellis AFB, Nev. The 428th FS aircrews and support members are participating in their first Red Flag at Nellis AFB.  The 428th FS "Buccaneers" is the U.S. flagged flying squadron of the Peace Carvin V program, a long-term partnership with the Republic of Singapore. The squadron is dedicated to the training of Singaporean aircrew in the F-15SG, the country's newest fighter platform. The combined efforts of this program help ensure a strong U.S. relationship with Singapore, a critical partner in the region, while helping Singapore project airpower into the next generation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo)

Republic of Singapore air force’s 428th Fighter Squadron’s flagship F-15SG aircraft assigned to the 366th Fighter Wing Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, takes off for a Red Flag 14-3 training mission, July 18, 2014 at Nellis AFB, Nev. The 428th FS aircrews and support members are participating in their first Red Flag at Nellis AFB. The 428th FS "Buccaneers" is the U.S. flagged flying squadron of the Peace Carvin V program, a long-term partnership with the Republic of Singapore. The squadron is dedicated to the training of Singaporean aircrew in the F-15SG, the country's newest fighter platform. The combined efforts of this program help ensure a strong U.S. relationship with Singapore, a critical partner in the region, while helping Singapore project airpower into the next generation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo)

Singapore air force aircraft maintainers walk down the flightline looking for foreign object debris before night operations begin during Red Flag 14-3, July 16, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag exercises involve air and ground crews from the U.S. and its allies. It gives participants the chance to hone their combat skills in as realistic an environment as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler)

Singapore air force aircraft maintainers walk down the flightline looking for foreign object debris before night operations begin during Red Flag 14-3, July 16, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag exercises involve air and ground crews from the U.S. and its allies. It gives participants the chance to hone their combat skills in as realistic an environment as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler)

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