NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The United States Air Force Weapons School conducted its largest-ever over-water joint counter maritime exercise as part of the USAFWS integration (WSINT) phase of its curriculum November 30 – December 1 over the Pacific Ocean.
More than 80 joint aircraft and U.S. Navy surface assets partnered to demonstrate Agile Combat Employment principles in a maritime environment to simulate real-world threats and challenges USAFWS students may face in conflict with a pacing competitor in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility.
“The Air Force’s most highly trained operators and instructors successfully conducted this landmark event in cooperation with our joint warfighting teammates,” said Brig. Gen. Richard Goodman, 57th Wing Commander. “Disaggregated combat airpower converged from multiple ACE locations enabling joint, integrated long-range fires and effects at the time and the place of our choosing, providing our Weapons School cadre invaluable lessons learned that depict the way we fight a maritime-capable adversary.”