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USAF Weapons School performs JFEX

A C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to the 17th Weapons Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, lands on an airstrip in the Nevada Test and Training Range during Joint Forcible Entry Exercise, June 16, 2016. JFEX 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

A C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to the 57th Weapons Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, lands on an airstrip in the Nevada Test and Training Range during Joint Forcible Entry Exercise, June 18, 2016. JFEX 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

A C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to the 17th Weapons Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, lands on an airstrip in the Nevada Test and Training Range during Joint Forcible Entry Exercise, June 16, 2016. During the Joint Forcible Entry exercise, pilots’ flying skill and decision making was tested in the execution of various missions in a contested environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

A C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to the 57th Weapons Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, lands on an airstrip in the Nevada Test and Training Range during Joint Forcible Entry Exercise, June 18, 2016. During the Joint Forcible Entry exercise, pilots’ flying skill and decision making was tested in the execution of various missions in a contested environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

A Combat Controller watches as a C-17 assigned to the 17th Weapons Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, lands on an airstrip in the Nevada Test and Training Range during Joint Forcible Entry Exercise, June 16, 2016. The exercise demonstrates the Air Force’s ability to tactically deliver and recover combat forces via air drops and combat landings in a contested environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

A Combat Controller watches as a C-17 assigned to the 57th Weapons Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, lands on an airstrip in the Nevada Test and Training Range during Joint Forcible Entry Exercise, June 18, 2016. The exercise demonstrates the Air Force’s ability to tactically deliver and recover combat forces via air drops and combat landings in a contested environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

A C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to the 17th Weapons Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, lands on an airstrip in the Nevada Test and Training Range during Joint Forcible Entry Exercise, June 16, 2016. JFEX is meant to be a challenge for aircrews and ground combat units involved, it's just as much an evaluation of the mission leadership's ability to efficiently integrate ground forces and dissimilar aircraft into one "strike package."  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

A C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to the 57th Weapons Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, lands on an airstrip in the Nevada Test and Training Range during Joint Forcible Entry Exercise, June 18, 2016. JFEX is meant to be a challenge for aircrews and ground combat units involved, it's just as much an evaluation of the mission leadership's ability to efficiently integrate ground forces and dissimilar aircraft into one "strike package." (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

A C-130 Hercules, assigned to the 29th Weapons Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, flies over the Nevada Test and Training Range during the Joint Forcible Entry Exercise portion of the United States Air Force Weapons School Advanced Integration, June 16, 2016. Joint-service exercises like the JFEX have long been integral to maintaining cohesiveness between the Air Force and the Army in an era where a new conflict can spark at any moment around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

A C-130 Hercules, assigned to the 29th Weapons Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, flies over the Nevada Test and Training Range during the Joint Forcible Entry Exercise portion of the United States Air Force Weapons School Advanced Integration, June 18, 2016. Joint-service exercises like the JFEX have long been integral to maintaining cohesiveness between the Air Force and the Army in an era where a new conflict can spark at any moment around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

Multiple C-130 Hercules, assigned to the 29th Weapons Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Range as a flare is shot during the Joint Forcible Entry Exercise portion of the United States Air Force Weapons School Advanced Integration, June 16, 2016. Joint Forcible Entry was an exercise that tested the Air Force's capability for tactical airlift. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

Multiple C-130 Hercules, assigned to the 29th Weapons Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Range as a flare is shot during the Joint Forcible Entry Exercise portion of the United States Air Force Weapons School Advanced Integration, June 18, 2016. Joint Forcible Entry was an exercise that tested the Air Force's capability for tactical airlift. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

Multiple C-130 Hercules, assigned to the 29th Weapons Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Range during the Joint Forcible Entry Exercise portion of the United States Air Force Weapons School Advanced Integration, June 16, 2016. The exercise is the U.S. Air Force Weapons School biannual collaboration that, according to an Air Force fact sheet, exercises the Air Force's ability to tactically deliver and recover combat forces via air drops and combat landings in a contested environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

Multiple C-130 Hercules, assigned to the 29th Weapons Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Range during the Joint Forcible Entry Exercise portion of the United States Air Force Weapons School Advanced Integration, June 18, 2016. The exercise is the U.S. Air Force Weapons School biannual collaboration that, according to an Air Force fact sheet, exercises the Air Force's ability to tactically deliver and recover combat forces via air drops and combat landings in a contested environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

Multiple Joint Terminal Attack Controllers and Combat Controllers watch C-130s fly in formation during the Joint Forcible Entry Exercise portion of the United States Air Force Weapons School Advanced Integration, June 16, 2016. Joint service exercises like the JFEX are integral to maintaining operational cohesiveness between the Air Force and the Army. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

Multiple Joint Terminal Attack Controllers and Combat Controllers watch C-130s fly in formation during the Joint Forcible Entry Exercise portion of the United States Air Force Weapons School Advanced Integration, June 18, 2016. Joint service exercises like the JFEX are integral to maintaining operational cohesiveness between the Air Force and the Army. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

A C-130 Hercules, assigned to the 29th Weapons Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, flies over the mountains of the Nevada Test and Training Range during the Joint Forcible Entry Exercise portion of the United States Air Force Weapons School Advanced Integration, June 16, 2016. C-130s are capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

A C-130 Hercules, assigned to the 29th Weapons Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, flies over the mountains of the Nevada Test and Training Range during the Joint Forcible Entry Exercise portion of the United States Air Force Weapons School Advanced Integration, June 18, 2016. C-130s are capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

Multiple C-130s Hercules, assigned to the 29th Weapons Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Range during the Joint Forcible Entry Exercise portion of the United States Air Force Weapons School Advanced Integration, June 16, 2016. U.S. Air Force warfighters joined their Army partners from the 82nd Airborne for in airdrops over the Nevada Test and Training Range June 18, as part of the JFEX. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)
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Multiple C-130s Hercules, assigned to the 29th Weapons Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Range during the Joint Forcible Entry Exercise portion of the United States Air Force Weapons School Advanced Integration, June 18, 2016. U.S. Air Force warfighters joined their Army partners from the 82nd Airborne for in airdrops over the Nevada Test and Training Range June 18, as part of the JFEX. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

An A-10 Warthog, assigned to the 66th Weapons Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, preforms close air support during Joint Forcible Entry Exercise on the Nevada Test and Training Range, June 16, 2016. A-10s are simple, effective and survivable twin-engine jet aircraft that can be used against all ground targets, including tanks and other armored vehicles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)
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An A-10 Warthog, assigned to the 66th Weapons Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, preforms close air support during Joint Forcible Entry Exercise on the Nevada Test and Training Range, June 18, 2016. A-10s are simple, effective and survivable twin-engine jet aircraft that can be used against all ground targets, including tanks and other armored vehicles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

A Joint Terminal Attack Controller wears the covetable United States Weapons School Graduate Patch during Joint Forcible Entry Exercise on the Nevada Test and Training Range, June 16, 2016.  JFEX tests participants' ability to synchronize aircraft movements from geographically-separated bases, command large formations of dissimilar aircraft in high threat airspace, and tactically deliver and recover combat forces via air drops and combat landings on an unimproved landing strip. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)
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A Joint Terminal Attack Controller wears the covetable United States Weapons School Graduate Patch during Joint Forcible Entry Exercise on the Nevada Test and Training Range, June 18, 2016. JFEX tests participants' ability to synchronize aircraft movements from geographically-separated bases, command large formations of dissimilar aircraft in high threat airspace, and tactically deliver and recover combat forces via air drops and combat landings on an unimproved landing strip. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)