by Tech. Sgt. Michael Crane
139th Airlift Wing Public affairs
1/28/2016 - ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- About
300 people attended the Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center's 34th
annual symposium Jan. 25-28, here at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base.
This year's theme was Asymmetric Airlift: Tomorrow's Tactical Considerations.
"We're bringing in subject matter experts from around the globe to talk
about emerging threats and considerations within the world we operate,"
said Maj. Justin Brumley, chairman of the symposium and an instructor
pilot at the AATTC. "The symposium is a platform for us to discuss
tactics and procedures to counter those threats."
The goal for the attendees to share this information with their home units and to be tactical leaders, said Brumley.
Attendees include Airmen from the active duty Air Force, Air Force
Reserves, the Air National Guard, and a few from the Canadian Royal Air
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Alyssa Manwaring, an intelligence analyst
stationed at Ramstein Air Base, said it's a chance for her to learn more
about how intel and aircrew operate together.
"We talk about issues we both face," said Manwaring who works with the
C-130 aircraft. "It's been great to hear from the folks that work with
the KC-135 and C-5 aircraft."
"It's been great to collaborate more in depth with the air crew," said
2nd Lt. Brayden Young, an intelligence analyst assigned to the 145th
Airlift Wing, North Carolina Air National Guard. "To learn what new
systems they may be using and how we can better integrate with them and
provide them a better product."