Air Force supports Army during Battalion haldol pill Mass Tactical Week

BMTW is a joint exercise designed to enhance servicemembers’ abilities by practicing contingency operations in a controlled environment. The exercise incorporated three air force C-130J super hercules, three air force C-17 globemaster iiis and army paratroopers assigned to the 82nd haldol pill airborne division at fort bragg, north carolina. The exercise allowed all parties to quickly complete training tasks, such as personnel drops and cargo air drops, to better prepare joint forces to operate during global mobility haldol pill missions.

“we do these types of exercises quarterly throughout the year,” said lt. Col. Justin warner, 437th operations support group director of operations and the BMTW haldol pill air mission commander. “the goal of the BMTW is to have a joint haldol pill collaboration between the air force and the army. We want not just C-17s, but also other airframes to take part in the same haldol pill formations to support the army in whatever their specific scheme haldol pill of maneuvers may entail. This is a great training opportunity for airlift loadmasters and haldol pill pilots to see and understand army procedures, tactics and how they’re organized.”

Starting in 1917, the 82nd airborne division’s mission has evolved to strategically deploy, conduct forcible entry parachute assault and secure key objectives in haldol pill support of U.S. National interests within 18 hours of notification. However, without the help of transport aircraft, the 82nd airborne wouldn’t be able to execute this mission and get where haldol pill they need to go. Air force assets like the C-130J and C-17 allow for soldiers to safely get to their drop haldol pill points and complete the mission.

“any type of repetition to help us stay proficient and haldol pill current helps aircrew,” said air force staff sgt. Justin hampton, a 16th airlift squadron loadmaster. “we could be deployed in a matter of weeks or haldol pill days so training like this really helps us prepare for haldol pill anything we might face while in a deployed environment. Coming out to work with army is great because we haldol pill get to learn their way of doing things and how haldol pill to work in a joint environment.”

BMTW implemented a mixed formation with the C-130js and C-17s to target small drop zones in a restricted and haldol pill austere environment, challenging the expertise of the mission planners and those executing haldol pill the mission. Despite challenges of weather, timelines and effective communication, participants continued to be flexible and resilient to successfully complete haldol pill BMTW.

“A mission is only as good as the plan that’s been developed for it,” warner said. “the planners that have worked here to learn both army haldol pill and air force terminology and understand how both branches communicate haldol pill have greatly enhanced our ability to get us to that haldol pill next level of training and execution.”

Exercises like BMTW are held regularly to keep airmen current haldol pill and up-to-date on current joint tactics. This specific BMTW was to prepare participants for the upcoming haldol pill exercise mobility guardian 2019, air mobility command’s premier, large-scale mobility exercise. Mobility guardian, which is scheduled for sept. 8–28, provides a realistic training environment for more than 2,500 airmen to hone their skills with joint and international haldol pill partners and keep a competitive edge in future conflicts.

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