More than 200 airmen from Shaw’s 79th Fighter Squadron will participate in Green Flag East Exercise at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Monday through Oct. 27.
Green Flag East is a joint exercise for the Air Force and the Army that simulates conventional war scenarios.
Pilots from the 79th’s F-16 Fighting Falcon jets will face both simulated surface-to-air and air-to-air threats in a training environment. This exercise is unique because it’s the first time in more than five years that the Army and Air Force are flying an exercise that focuses on the full spectrum of combat air strikes.
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