Local

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.

 




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


 
 

 
DoD
DOD News photo

CJCS, USA Basketball leaders enlighten Nellis Airmen

DOD News photo U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Jerry Colangelo, the USA Basketball chairman and managing director; and Mike Krzyzewski, USA and Duke University’s head men’s basketbal...
 
 

Dempsey: U.S. forces must adapt to deal with near-peer competitors

COPENHAGEN — For the first time since the end of the Soviet Union, the United States is facing a near-peer threat, and that is unsettling to many in the services, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here Aug. 17. Following meetings with Danish Chief of Defense Army Gen. Peter Bartram and his...
 
 

Avoid ‘bird-dogging’

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Scams aimed at taking advantage of U.S. military members are nothing new; however, one such scam, “bird-dogging,” has re-emerged as a threat to service members’ financial security. Bird-dogging refers to the act of soliciting sales for a third party and is illegal both on and off base. One example occurs...
 

 

A true, true hero

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — “Man, it is way too hot to be out here.” That was the only thought in my mind as I stood in the grass of the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery in full honor guard ceremonial uniform and holding my rifle, waiting for the family to arrive. Recently, I had...
 
 

Nellis NCO performs national anthem before USA Basketball showcase

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Staff Sgt. Courtney Slater, 99th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School instructor, sings the national anthem before the start of the USA Basketball intra-squad scrimmage at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Aug. 13. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S....
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo

RPAs prove vital in fight against ISIL

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo An MQ-9 Reaper performs touch-and-go flight patterns June 13, 2014, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-enduranc...
 




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=""> <s> <strike> <strong>