USAFWS Class 16-B executes JFEX

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  • By Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum
  • 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Joint Forcible Entry is a U.S. Air Force Weapons School large-scale air mobility exercise in which participants plan and execute a complex air-land operation in a simulated contested battlefield.

During the Joint Forcible Entry exercise, pilots’ flying skill and decision making are tested in the execution of various missions in a contested environment.

The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area.

JFEX is meant to challenge aircrews and ground combat units involved, and is an evaluation of the mission leadership's ability to efficiently integrate ground forces and dissimilar aircraft into one "strike package."