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March 26, 2019

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Exercise means more planes flying out of Nellis AFB


Nellis Air Force Base

An F-16 Fighting Falcon Aggressor flies over the Nevada Test and Training Range Oct. 19, 2009.

Las Vegas-area residents might notice an increase in noise from military aircraft flying out of Nellis Air Force Base over the next two weeks.

More than 80 aircraft will depart Nellis twice a day and could be in the air for up to five hours at a time as the Air Force conducts a Weapons School training exercise that began Tuesday and ends June 14. Nighttime launches are possible, officials said.

The exercise is the culmination of a six-month Weapons School graduate-level course in advanced training in weapons and tactics. The exercise allows students to practice the skills they learned in a real-world environment, officials said.