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Agile Reaper 24-1 exercise begins


Senior Airman Stephen Eckardt, 15th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron avionics technician, plugs a generator into a C-17 Globemaster III during Exercise Agile Reaper 24-1 in Saipan on April 11Photo courtesy of U.S Air Force/Senior Airman Mark Sulaica

By Pacific Island Times News Staff


The 3rd Air Expeditionary Wing began arriving April 3 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska; Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii; and Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, for Exercise Agile Reaper 24-1, which will run from April 10 through 17.


Approximately 800 U.S. Air Force airmen are expected to fly, maintain and support 29 aircraft operating at five separate locations during AR 24-1.


The exercise will use combat-representative roles and processes to deliberately target all participants as a training audience and stress the force’s capability to generate combat air power in an expeditious manner across the Pacific.

 

AR 24-1 will facilitate better readiness and performance in the high-end fight and preserve forces as the Air Force moves away from the hardened and entrenched physical and logistical structures of the past toward a more sustainable model where force packages are light and lean in personnel and cargo requirements. (USAF)




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