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June 7, 2013

Photo Essay: U.S. Air Force Weapons School executes JFEX

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Taylor Worley

A C-17 Globemaster III from McChord Air Force Base, Wash. takes off during the start of the Joint Forcible Entry Exercise May 31 at Nellis AFB, Nev. JFEX is a U.S. Air Force Weapons School large-scale air mobility exercise in which students plan and execute a complex air-land operation on a simulated contested battlefield.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

The 82nd Airborne Division Medical Evacuation Team prepares to conduct a medical evacuation on an injured soldier May 31 during the Joint Forcible Entry Exercise on the Nevada Test and Training Range, Nev. During the exercise soldiers simulated parachuting into a hostile environment in order to achieve their strategic objectives.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Alex Mumford, 82nd Airborne Division 3rd Brigade Combat Team signal officer, conducts a radio test following an air-to-ground jump May 31 during the Joint Forcible Entry Exercise on the Nevada Test and Training Range, Nev. The exercise is the U.S. Air Force Weapons School biannual collaboration that, according to an Air Force fact sheet, exercises the Air Force’s ability to tactically deliver and recover combat forces via air drops and combat landings in a contested environment.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

Military cargo, necessary for the Joint Forcible Entry Exercise, parachutes on the Nevada Test and Training Range, Nev., May 31. A C-17 Globemaster III from the 62nd Airlift Wing dropped the cargo in order to help Airmen and Soldiers participating in the exercise achieve their strategic objectives.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster

A C-17 Globemaster III from the 62nd Airlift Wing drops military cargo May 31 during the Joint Forcible Entry Exercise on the Nevada Test and Training Range. The cargo contained equipment necessary for the JFEX.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard

Airmen from the 820th RED HORSE airborne flight prepare to parachute out of a C-130 Hercules during a Joint Forcible Entry Exercise May 31 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Once on the ground, the airborne engineers will assess and repair any simulated runway damage.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

Senior Airman Jeremy Soylie, 62nd Maintenance Squadron crew chief from McChord Air Force Base, Wash., marshals a C-17 Globemaster III after finishing a Joint Forcible Entry Exercise May 31 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Squadrons from bases across the country came to Nellis to participate in the JFEX.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

Tech. Sgt. Francesco Ventura, 29th Weapons Squadron loadmaster evaluator, Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., reviews a preflight checklist in the cockpit of a C-130 Hercules before taking part in a Joint Forcible Entry Exercise May 31 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The loadmaster ensures the weight of the cargo is correct and properly placed as well as troubleshoots problems during flight.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster

Staff Sgt. Isaac Beagle, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, McChord Air Force Base, Wash., conducts maintenance on a C-17 Globemaster III after the Joint Forcible Entry Exercise May 31 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Nine C-17s from various squadrons participated in the exercise.

 




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