913 Airmen participate in Mobility Guardian 17

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  • By Master Sgt. Jeff Walston
  • 913th Airlift Group
Airmen from the 913th Airlift Group have joined their active duty counterparts from the 19th Airlift Wing to participate in Mobility Guardian 17 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

More than 3,000 service members from 25 countries have traveled to Washington State to train together from July 31 to Aug. 11, 2017.

Air Mobility Command’s (AMC) Mobility Guardian is designed to hone the skills of Airmen who support the requirements of combatant commanders. It is AMC’s largest and most realistic, scenario-driven exercise.

Two pilots, three Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen, and an Intel Airman from the 913 AG are participating in Mobility Guardian.

“We're helping the 19 AW fill their commitment to the exercise. As far as I know, we are the only Air Force Reserve Command C-130 unit participating,” said Maj. Leonard Miller, operations officer, 913th Operations Support Squadron.

According to AMC, the exercise is being conducted with mobility aircraft heavily involved in the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and aircraft employed worldwide to deliver hope to those in need.

“Our participation shows our willingness to support the 19 AW, and lets us show the rest of AMC that the 913AG is ready and capable of serving on a local and global stage,” Miller said.

The exercise tests the combat airlifters airdrop, aerial refueling and aeromedical evacuations skills.