Enhancing Airmen’s capabilities

The 355th Wing held a multi-capable Airmen training course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 26-30, 2021.

This training was part of an ongoing effort to develop multi-capable Airmen as the Dynamic Wing is continues to lead the Air Force in preparation for agile combat employment against near-peer adversaries.

An Airman fires his weapon during multi-capable Airmen training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 30, 2021. Airmen from across the 355th Wing were trained on a variety of skills including establishing and defending entry control points, as well as tactical combat casualty care. (Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Jacob T. Stephens)

“The 355th Wing is on the leading edge of the effort to develop how we will fight in the future,” said U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Stephen Baker, 355th Security Forces Squadron chief of weapons and tactics. “Multi-capable Airmen is how the wing is getting after preparing for the way we expect to deploy in the future using agile combat employment and dynamic forward adaptive basing concepts to operate in contested and austere environments.”

80 Airmen from various career fields were trained on skills critical to mission success downrange, including but not limited to: tactical combat casualty care, base build-up, radio communication, CBRNE and base security. This was the fifth iteration of this course, which has produced over 300 qualified multi-capable Airmen across the wing.

“This course was interesting because we trained on things that we usually learn separately all at once, so we got to see it in a more realistic, big picture setting,” said Senior Airman Tyler Priest, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit aircraft mechanic. “I feel like it was really beneficial that we got to do this with other career fields too so we are all on the same page. No matter who we are with, our wingmen know what to do to accomplish the mission.”

Airmen guard an entry control point during multi-capable Airmen training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 30, 2021. This training was the fifth iteration of an ongoing effort by the 355th Wing to develop multi-capable Airmen to support the Air Force in preparing for a high-end, near-peer conflict. (Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Jacob T. Stephens)

The Dynamic Wing continues pressing forward and accelerating change in order to prepare to deter and defeat any near-peer adversary that may arise. This is possible through the effort to continue developing ACE, DFAB, and most importantly, the multi-capable Airmen.

“Our leadership is giving us great support to continue to develop and perfect this training as we move forward, which is greatly beneficial as we look to continue integrating these trained Airmen into bigger exercises such as Bushwhacker and Mobility Guardian,” Baker said. “We are looking forward to continuing to get Airmen trained and ready to go as we ensure we are ready for tomorrow’s fight.”

Airmen carry a simulated injured personnel during multi-capable Airmen training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 30, 2021. MCA training taught Airmen from a variety of career field skills that will be crucial downrange including tactical combat casualty care, team movement, base build-up and base security. (Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Jacob T. Stephens)
An Airman aims downrange during multi-capable Airmen training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 30, 2021. 80 Airmen from across the 355th Wing were trained on a variety of skills including establishing and defending entry control points, as well as tactical combat casualty care. (Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Jacob T. Stephens)
An Airman guards an entry control point during multi-capable Airmen training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 30, 2021. This training was part of an ongoing effort by the 355th Wing to develop multi-capable Airmen that are ready to support the Air Forceís needs as they continue to prepare for a high-end, near-peer conflict. (Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Jacob T. Stephens)
An Airman guards an entry control point during multi-capable Airmen training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 30, 2021. This training was part of an ongoing effort by the 355th Wing to develop multi-capable Airmen that are ready to support the Air Forceís needs as they continue to prepare for a high-end, near-peer conflict. (Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Jacob T. Stephens)
An Airman guards an entry control point during multi-capable Airmen training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 30, 2021. This training was part of an ongoing effort by the 355th Wing to develop multi-capable Airmen that are ready to support the Air Forceís needs as they continue to prepare for a high-end, near-peer conflict. (Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Jacob T. Stephens)

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