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Raider Airmen fly in Green Flag 18-10

A B-1 assigned to the 37th Bomb Squadron takes off from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 24, 2018. Five B-1s and more than 100 Airmen from the 37th BS departed to participate in Green Flag, an air-to-surface training exercise in various parts of Nevada and California.

A B-1 assigned to the 37th Bomb Squadron takes off from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 24, 2018. Five B-1s and more than 100 Airmen from the 37th BS departed to participate in Green Flag, an air-to-surface training exercise in various parts of Nevada and California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise Jenson)

A B-1 assigned to the 37th Bomb Squadron takes off from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 24, 2018. Five B-1s and more than 100 Airmen from the 37th BS departed to participate in Green Flag, an air-to-surface training exercise in various parts of Nevada and California.

A B-1 assigned to the 37th Bomb Squadron takes off from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 24, 2018. Five B-1s and more than 100 Airmen from the 37th BS departed to participate in Green Flag, an air-to-surface training exercise in various parts of Nevada and California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise Jenson)

Airmen from the 37th Bomb Squadron and 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron go through the deployment processing line at the Deployment Readiness Center at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 25, 2018. The Airmen departed for Green Flag, an air-to-surface training exercise in various parts of Nevada and California.

Airmen from the 37th Bomb Squadron and 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron go through the deployment processing line at the Deployment Readiness Center at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 25, 2018. The Airmen departed for Green Flag, an air-to-surface training exercise in various parts of Nevada and California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise Jenson)

Airmen from the 37th Bomb Squadron and 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron gather their luggage outside the Deployment Readiness Center at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 25, 2018. The Airmen departed for Green Flag, an air-to-surface training exercise in various parts of Nevada and California.

Airmen from the 37th Bomb Squadron and 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron gather their luggage outside the Deployment Readiness Center at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 25, 2018. The Airmen departed for Green Flag, an air-to-surface training exercise in various parts of Nevada and California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise Jenson)

More than 100 Airmen from the 37th Bomb Squadron and 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., board a plane at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 25, 2018. The Airmen flew to Nevada to participate in exercise Green Flag. Green Flag is an air-to-surface training exercise in various parts of Nevada and California.

More than 100 Airmen from the 37th Bomb Squadron and 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., board a plane at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 25, 2018. The Airmen flew to Nevada to participate in exercise Green Flag. Green Flag is an air-to-surface training exercise in various parts of Nevada and California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. R. Michael Longoria)

A plane is prepared for boarding on the flightline at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 25, 2018. More than 100 Airmen from the 37th Bomb Squadron and 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flew to Nevada for exercise Green Flag. Green Flag is an air-to-surface training exercise in various parts of Nevada and California.

A plane is prepared for boarding on the flightline at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 25, 2018. More than 100 Airmen from the 37th Bomb Squadron and 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flew to Nevada for exercise Green Flag. Green Flag is an air-to-surface training exercise in various parts of Nevada and California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. R. Michael Longoria)

A B-1 assigned to the 37th Bomb Squadron takes off from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 24, 2018. Five B-1s and more than 100 Airmen from the 37th BS departed to participate in Green Flag, an air-to-surface training exercise in various parts of Nevada and California.

A B-1 assigned to the 37th Bomb Squadron takes off from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 24, 2018. Five B-1s and more than 100 Airmen from the 37th BS departed to participate in Green Flag, an air-to-surface training exercise in various parts of Nevada and California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. R. Michael Longoria)

A B-1 assigned to the 37th Bomb Squadron takes off from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 24, 2018. Five B-1s and more than 100 Airmen from the 37th BS departed to participate in Green Flag, an air-to-surface training exercise in various parts of Nevada and California.

A B-1 assigned to the 37th Bomb Squadron takes off from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 24, 2018. Five B-1s and more than 100 Airmen from the 37th BS departed to participate in Green Flag, an air-to-surface training exercise in various parts of Nevada and California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. R. Michael Longoria)

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. -- More than 100 Airmen from the 37th Bomb Squadron and 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Ellsworth Air Force Base departed Oct. 25 to participate in exercise Green Flag 18-10, which runs from Oct. 25 to Nov. 9.

Green Flag is an air-to-surface training exercise that takes place multiple times a year in various locations across Nevada and California. Exercises such as this are important for pre-deployment training as they simulate realistic situations Airmen may face in future combat missions.