Air Force Reserve Command’s 301st Fighter Wing in Fort Worth enlisted the aid of the Lewisville, Tex., SWAT team to help the wing’s Security Forces train to fight in an urban environment. The wing wanted realistic training—it got it in a weekend’s worth of activities that included nighttime firefights, attacks, and rescue operations. Joining the 301st SF airmen were members of the wing’s medical and civil engineering units. “We couldn’t have asked for better support from Lewisville,” remarked TSgt. Ron Zumwalt, 301st SF Squadron event team coordinator.
The Air Force overall reduced its size by 120 aircraft in fiscal year 2021, but kept about the same number of fighter, bomber and attack aircraft, according to data supplied by the service. The F-35 fleet saw the biggest increase while the B-1B bomber fleet saw the largest decline.