The Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps recently concluded Joint Forcible Entry Exercise 06-03, dropping an estimated 2,700 82nd Airborne paratroopers and loads of equipment into a simulated war zone at the Ft. Bragg Military Reservation in North Carolina. Formerly known as Large Package Week, the exercise has evolved into a more advanced training concept that includes ground tactical plans and airfield seizure, involving a wide range of DOD assets. The Air Force provided the airlifters—C-17s and C-130s—and A-10 attack aircraft and the Marine Corps brought in F-18s. USAF’s 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at nearby Pope AFB, N.C., led an air-land mission, setting up a triage and simulating patient aeromedevac.
May 23, 2022
The Department of the Air Force announced the retirements of several key leaders within the Air Force and Space Force on May 23, while also unveiling more than a dozen new assignments for current or future one-star generals.