3rd Air Expeditionary Wing leads Agile Combat Employment Exercise in Guam, Northern Mariana Islands

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The 3rd Air Expeditionary Wing here at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson will lead an Agile Combat Employment, or ACE, exercise at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and part of the Northern Mariana Islands (NMI) March 1-8.

The exercise, Agile Reaper 23-1, will test the 3rd AEW’s capabilities with ACE and their ability to provide air dominance, global mobility, and command and control in the region.

Aircraft and personnel will start arriving in Guam and NMI at the end of February and plan to exercise through the first two weeks of March. Additionally, aircraft from Kadena Air Base, Japan, will participate along with aircraft and personnel from JBER at and around Andersen AFB and Tinian Island north of Guam.

The public will experience increased aircraft noise during daylight hours and personnel activities for the duration of the exercise. Due to the nature of the exercise, 3rd AEW leadership and the local civilian government advise members of the public to not operate unmanned aircraft (drones) near the aircraft, or at Tinian Airport during the exercise. U.S. military aircraft and personnel are vital to the nation’s security and safely operating aircraft is our top priority.

Exercise Agile Reaper 23-1 takes place after Exercise COPE North and is separate in nature and scope.

For more information about Agile Reaper 23-1, please call (907) 227-3707 or email henry.lancaster@us.af.mil.