USAF Weapons School performs JFEX

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

An A-10 Warthog, assigned to the 66th Weapons Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, preforms close air support during Joint Forcible Entry Exercise on the Nevada Test and Training Range, June 16. A-10s are simple, effective and survivable twin-engine jet aircraft that can be used against all ground targets, including tanks and other armored vehicles.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

A C-17 Globemaster, assigned to the 29th Weapons Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., flies over the mountains of the Nevada Test and Training Range during the Joint Forcible Entry Exercise portion of the United States Air Force Weapons School Advanced Integration, June 16. C-130s are capable of using unprepared runways for take-offs and landings.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

A Combat Controller watches as a C-17 assigned to the 17th Weapons Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., lands on an airstrip in the Nevada Test and Training Range during Joint Forcible Entry Exercise, June 16. The exercise demonstrates 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 Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Multiple C-17 Globemasters, assigned to the 29th Weapons Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Range as a flare is shot during the Joint Forcible Entry Exercise portion of the United States Air Force Weapons School Advanced Integration, June 16. Joint Forcible Entry was an exercise that tested the Air Force’s capability for tactical airlift.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

A Joint Terminal Attack Controller wears the coveted United States Weapons School Graduate Patch during Joint Forcible Entry Exercise on the Nevada Test and Training Range, June 16.  JFEX tests participants’ ability to synchronize aircraft movements from geographically-separated bases, command large formations of dissimilar aircraft in high threat airspace, and tactically deliver and recover combat forces via air drops and combat landings on an unimproved landing strip
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

A C-130 Hercules, assigned to the 29th Weapons Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., flies over the Nevada Test and Training Range during the Joint Forcible Entry Exercise portion of the United States Air Force Weapons School Advanced Integration, June 16. Joint-service exercises like the JFEX have long been integral to maintaining cohesiveness between the Air Force and the Army in an era where a new conflict can spark at any moment around the world.