U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 181st Field Artillery Regiment communicate with an M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System during an Agile Combat Employment at an undisclosed location in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Dec. 21, 2021. ACE is an operational concept that leverages networks of well-established and austere air bases, multi-capable Airmen, pre-positional equipment, and airlift to rapidly deploy, disperse and maneuver combat capability throughout a theater. Paired with aircraft refueling, arming and limited maintenance activities, ACE expands the number of bases from which air forces can generate combat sorties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)

Photo by: Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick |  VIRIN: 211221-F-UQ958-2114.JPG