by Senior Airman Scott Poe
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
11/13/2015 - LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- Green
Flag Little Rock is not traditional training; it provides a complex
classroom that uses worst-case scenarios to teach tactics and hone
reaction skills for Combat Airlifters.
The 34th Combat Training Squadron is responsible for equipping Combat
Airlifters with the skills needed for downrange success. Participants
included: Dyess Air Force Base, Texas; Travis AFB, California; Joint
Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey; Mississippi Air National Guard;
and Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Members practiced combat related events throughout the week such as;
survival, evasion, resistance and escape training, aeromedical
evacuation missions, airdrops and various offloading and loading of
Aircrews encountered dirt landing zones with low visibility, as well as
airdrop missions with varying cargo loads. Loadmasters moved cargo they
don't often load, including M2 Bradley tanks, howitzers and other Army
assets. Loadmasters worked hand-in-hand with soldiers to load and secure
these different assets.
The end result yielded improved crew and mission management, situational
awareness, airspace compliance and weather planning operations needed
in today's joint environment.