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April 26, 2023

Back to reaper roots: All-call highlights history of 3rd Wing

U.S. Air Force Col. Kevin Jamieson, commander of the 3rd Wing, recently held an all-call connecting the Wing's heritage and lineage to their recent exercises. He highlighted the Wing's legacy, including their success during the Battle of the Bismarck in World War II, when they were previously called the 3rd Attack Group.

Jan. 19, 2023

24 SOW D-Cell, pioneers of the ACE concept, hone arctic skills in Alaska

Agile Combat Employment is one of the most talked-about concepts in the Air Force. The ability to rapidly deploy and establish forward operating locations, manned by multi-capable Airmen, is the way the Air Force is crafting the future of warfare.  The Airmen of the 24th Special Operations Wing, Detachment 1, also known as Deployment Cell or “D-Cell,” have been doing just this for over 60 years.

Oct. 29, 2021

Innovative Agile Combat Employment training brings AMUs together at JBER

Two F-35A Lightning II aircraft taxied down the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson pavement and pulled up alongside F-22 Raptors outside the 525th Fighter Squadron’s kennels Oct. 26. A crowd of Airmen waited near heaters outside as the airplanes and crew chiefs performed their ritual dance of flap and arm movements.

Feb. 5, 2020

Special Tactics operators simulate first-ever extreme cold weather FARP with next generation fighters

For the first time, aircrew with the 27th Special Operations Wing, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, along with a team of Special Tactics Airmen carried out a simulated FARP for F-22 Raptors assigned to Pacific Air Forces’ 3rd Wing in an extreme cold weather environment during Emerald Warrior at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, January 21-31.

Oct. 10, 2019

As Polar Force ends, improvements are just beginning

Oct. 10 marks the end of Polar Force 20-1, a biannual two-week mission readiness exercise designed to test multiple elements of the Agile Combat Employment (ACE) concept of operations.

Oct. 4, 2019

JBER is always Ready

JBER is always ready! This week, Arctic Warriors assigned to JBER executed missions across the full spectrum of agile combat support during the first part of Exercise Polar Force 20-1. JBER is a weapon system, and the Arctic Warriors who put flesh on this weapon system proved they were able to deliver mission assurance and continuity of operations. Always ready!

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