by Senior Airman Scott Poe, 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Green Flag Little Rock is not traditional training; it provides a complex classroom that uses worst-case scenarios to teach tactics and hone reaction skills for Combat Airlifters.
The 34th Combat Training Squadron is responsible for equipping Combat Airlifters with the skills needed for downrange success. Participants included: Dyess Air Force Base, Texas; Travis AFB, California; Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey; Mississippi Air National Guard; and Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Members practiced combat related events throughout the week such as: survival, evasion, resistance and escape training, aeromedical evacuation missions, airdrops and various offloading and loading of different aircraft.
Aircrews encountered dirt landing zones with low visibility, as well as airdrop missions with varying cargo loads. Loadmasters moved cargo they don’t often load, including M2 Bradley tanks, howitzers and other Army assets. Loadmasters worked hand-in-hand with soldiers to load and secure these different assets.
The end result yielded improved crew and mission management, situational awareness, airspace compliance and weather planning operations needed in today’s joint environment.