Agile Flag 22-2: road to certification

Agile Flag 22-2 recently concluded, marking the first time Air Combat Command tested a Lead Wing‘s ability to conduct agile combat employment operations in a flag-level contributing certifying exercise.

Agile Flag is the latest U.S. Air Force investment in capabilities that enables Lead Wings to operate at the speed, scope, complexity, and scale needed in a modern-day threat environment. The exercise focuses on increasing survivability and combat lethality through dispersion, flexibility, resiliency, agility, and mission command.

The 23rd Wing combined its own precision attack and personnel recovery mission with Shaw Air Force Base, Georgia’s F-16C Fighting Falcons, as well as contingency response, airlift, tactical air control, special operations and other capabilities from various wings in order to execute agile operations throughout the exercise.

“The Flying Tigers have been training the last 18 months to be ready to deliver combat power as a Lead Wing anytime, anywhere. Agile Flag pitted our new capabilities of command and control and agile combat support against a smart, simulated enemy who attempted to disrupt and destroy our capability to generate combat power,” said Col. Russell Cook, 23rd Wing commander. “Air Combat Command could not have picked a better team of Airmen than the Flying Tigers to lead the way in rapid deployment of agile combat power – Tigers Lead!”

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