Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth participating in Exercise Resolute Hunter Published Nov. 10, 2022 By 55th Wing Public Affairs NAVAL AIR STATION FALLON, Nev. -- An RC-135V/W Rivet Joint from Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, taxis out for a mission during exercise Resolute Hunter Nov. 8, 2022, at Naval Air Station, Nevada. Resolute Hunter is an annual multi-national and joint service exercise that serves to improve battle management, command and control, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance integration and readiness across the Department of Defense and with our coalition partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Lindsey Lauer) Photo Details / Download Hi-Res The 55th Wing is participating in exercise Resolute Hunter, a multi-national and joint service exercise at Naval Air Station Fallon through Nov. 18, 2022. The annual exercise serves to improve battle management, command and control, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance integration and readiness across the Department of Defense and with our coalition partners. In addition, Resolute Hunter is providing the Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth an opportunity to test its Lead Wing capabilities. Utilizing NAS Fallon as a Main Operating Base, personnel are managing C2 at Forward Operating Stations at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Exercise teams huddle together and await further instructions after donning their Mission Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP) gear during a readiness exercise at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, Nov. 10, 2022. The two-day exercise tested and renewed skill sets that may be required in a deployed combat zone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger). Photo Details / Download Hi-Res “We are a warfighting wing, and we have to be ready for combat before combat,” said Col. Kristen Thompson, 55th Wing commander. “I couldn’t be more pleased with how our Airmen are showing they can adapt and lead effectively in any environment.” Resolute Hunter is the DOD’s only BM, C2 and ISR exercise that focuses on the entire Find, Fix, Track, Target, Engage and Assess, or F2T2EA, kill chain, with an emphasis on F2T2 in particular. “If we can’t dominate C2 and the electromagnetic spectrum as the Air Force’s premier EMS experts, we simply won’t win the war,” Thompson said, “so exercises like this are absolutely vital and provide us an excellent opportunity to train as we fight.” Tech. Sgt. Jaimie Montez, 55th Force Support Squadron section chief of customer support, sits at the personnel support for contingency operations desk during a readiness exercise at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, Nov. 10, 2022. Airmen from multiple disciplines worked in teams through numerous simulated situations they would encounter in a deployed combat zone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger). Photo Details / Download Hi-Res During Resolute Hunter, the 55th Wing is operating over land on the Fallon Range Training Complex and over water on the Southern California Offshore Complex. Both events allow the Warhawks to manage and adjust to rapidly changing scenarios that force them to adapt quickly from that day’s original mission. “Resolute Hunter is another opportunity to change our overall warfighting mindset from a reactive force operating in permissive environments to one where we operate against a near-peer adversary in a contested environment,” Thompson said. This is the sixth time the 55th Wing has participated in Resolute Hunter.