LAS VEGAS (AP) Nellis Air Force Base says area residents may notice increased noise and activity in the skies over southern Nevada and parts of California during air combat training exercises for the next two weeks.


The exercises dubbed Green Flag West run through April 29.


Warplanes and support aircraft will fly from the Las Vegas-area base to Fort Irwin north of Barstow.


They will be providing close air support training for units preparing to deploy overseas.


Aircraft involved include F-16 Fighting Falcons from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., B-1B Lancer bombers from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., and KC-135 Stratotankers from the 117th Air Refueling Squadron at Forbes Field, Kan.


A Cessna 182 Predator Surrogate from the Civil Air Patrol at North Las Vegas Airport will also participate.