Combat controllers with the 21st Special Tactics Squadron fast rope from a CV-22 Osprey near Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 21,
during Emerald Warrior, the Department of Defense's only irregular
warfare exercise, which allows joint and combined partners to train
together for real world IW contingencies.
Air Force tacticians and aggressors from Nellis AFB, Nev., recently aided the Marine Corps' first integration of the F-35B Lightning II into a large-scale employment exercise at the Nevada Test and Training Range.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh thinks the service needs a new low tech close air support platform “in the relatively near to mid term future.”
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