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Air Force’s Space Flag Training Exercise Seeks to Hone Warfighting Skills

The U.S. Air Force held an inaugural training exercise last month to help warfighters prepare for operations, problem-solving missions and potential space conflicts, Space News reported Wednesday.

Phillip Swarts writes the Space Flag event is based on the Air Force’s annual four-part Red Flag exercise and trained airmen on how to manage different in-orbit scenarios.

“Space Flag is the initial step to developing an advanced training program that parallels Red Flag, which prepares our combat air forces for success in the air domain,” said Col. DeAnna Burt, commander of the 50th Space Wing at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado, told Space News.

“We know we need new systems to battle manage and command and control at the operational and tactical level of space operations, and Space Flag will point the way to fully describing the capabilities those future systems must provide,” Burt added, according to the report.

The service branch hosts air combat training exercises among U.S. military units from the U.S. and its allies as part of Red Flag exercise at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.

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