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USAF conducts ACE capstone event
Weapons load crew members from the 77th Expeditionary Fighter Generation Squadron load munitions onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon during an integrated combat turn as part of anAgile Combat Employment capstone event March 2, 2021, at an airbase in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. U.S. Air Forces Central aircraft and personnel worked with joint and regional partners on a variety of tasks including hot-pit refueling and crew-swap operations, aircraft integrated combat turns and partner-nation flying integration during the weeklong event. Performing an ICT allows an aircraft to be rapidly refueled and rearmed in order to quickly and efficiently embark on another mission. The event follows a series of ACE events throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility that enhance theater airpower competencies, validate operational capabilities and command and control while simultaneously strengthening regional partnerships. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Leala Marquez)

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Photo by: Senior Airman Leala Marquez |  VIRIN: 210302-F-VI840-0051.JPG