Local

September 28, 2012

452 AMW goes to war

Tags:
by Lt. Col. Donald Traud
452 AMW public affairs director
ORE 3
U.S. Airmen from March Air Reserve Base, Calif., prepare for MOPP 4 conditions during the Operational Readiness Exercise, Crisis Challenge 09-12B, at the Combat Readiness Center in Gulfport, Miss., Sept. 17, 2012. As shown, members are required to don their protective masks in the one-knee down position. (U.S. Air Force photo / Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez)

GULFPORT, Miss. — Last week, various units from the 452nd Air Mobility Wing joined the 445th Airlift Wing to become the 132nd Air Expeditionary Wing at the Combat Readiness Training Center in Gulfport, Miss. to participate in an Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE).

An ORE is divided into several major areas: initial response and deployment, employment, ability to survive and operate and redeployment.

Initial response and deployment includes all the activities from notification by higher headquarters, recall, mobilization and deployment. It’s getting the people, equipment and aircraft ready to deploy.

The Ability to Survive and Operate (ATSO) may be the hardest part of an ORE. It entails doing your job in various conditions. The inspectors want to know if the wing can protect and preserve the fighting force and continue the mission. Can the wing survive chemical attacks, ground attacks and sabotage? Can the wing deal with accidents such as injuries, fires and fuel spills?

The ORE helps the wing gain experience and improve its capability which will be graded in the upcoming Operation Readiness Inspection.

U.S. Airmen from March Air Reserve bse, Calif., prepare to unload a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, transporting service members and equipment to take part in Operational Readiness Exercise, Crisis Challenge 09-12B, at the Combat Readiness Center in Gulfport, Miss., Sept. 17, 2012. During the exercise, evaluators determine wing members’ ability to mobilize, deploy, survive in combat environments and redeploy to home station. (U.S. Air Force photo / Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Gabriel Lleras from the 452nd Security Forces Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., searches a host national for unauthorized material at an entry control point, during Operational Readiness Exercise, Crisis Challenge 09-12B, at the Combat Readiness Center in Gulfport, Miss., Sept. 19, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo / Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez)

During the Operational Readiness Exercise, Crisis Challenge 09-12B, at the Combat Readiness Center in Gulfport, Miss., Sept. 17, 2012, firefighters were tasked with scenarios that tested their skills and reaction time. (U.S. Air Force photos / Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez)




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
   
 

 
DoD
Untitled-1

DoD highlights warrior, family care during Warrior Care Month 2014

The Defense Department recently hosted a rehabilitation expo as part of Warrior Care Month as it continues its commitment to supporting wounded, ill and injured troops, their families and caregivers. James Rodriguez, deputy ass...
 
 

Virtual Hope Box mobile app grows in popularity

A free smartphone app that helps people in crisis remember good things in their lives has been downloaded 13,000 times in the past six months, according to data from app stores. That’s good news for experts at the National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2), which developed the Virtual Hope Box app to help users...
 
 
Courtesy Photo

Tinker epitomized Native American strength, leadership

Courtesy Photo Maj. Gen. Clarence L. Tinker was a natural leader who personally led his Airmen into combat missions during the early days of World War II. He perished, along with his crew, during the battle of Midway. The natio...
 

 
(U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Corrice)

AF tests first all-electric vehicle fleet in California

(U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Corrice) Airmen from Los Angeles Air Force Base learn how to use charging equipment for the base’s new electric vehicle fleet during a training demo Oct. 31, 2014, in El Segundo, Calif. When not in...
 
 

AF expands digital library content for Airmen

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Airmen at 19 Air Force installations around the world will soon have access to a new 200-title audiobook and eBook digital library, Air Force officials said. The 19 participating installations will help test digital content distribution using the new Air Force eReader AERO; a single portable device developed...
 
 

Air Force officials update AF Instruction 1-1

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force officials approved Air Force Instruction 1-1, Air Force Standards, Nov. 7, to clarify guidance on Airmen’s religious rights and commanders’ authority and responsibility to protect those rights. The changes come as a result of a Religious Freedom “Focus Day” earlier this year when leaders in the Air Force’s chaplain corps...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin