WADS Supports Exercise Falcon Hawk 24

Four members of the Western Air Defense Sector’s 225th Air Defense Squadron control aircraft during the live-fly Falcon Ace exercise from the Radar Approach Control (RAPCON) building at Maks Army Airfield, Fort Johnson, Louisiana, May 30, 2024. As part of testing agile combat employment abilities, Staff Sgt. Patrick Zimmerman (pictured from front to back), air surveillance technician, Master Sgt. Derek Holmgren, mission technician, Capt. Zachary Smith, senior director, and Tech. Sgt. Jordan Schaefer, weapons director, deployed as a Battle Management Team to a non-standard operating location to test their ability to deploy in small teams to austere and unpredictable locations that don’t typically possess the capabilities, equipment, and facilities to perform the Operation Noble Eagle mission. (Courtesy photo)

PHOTO BY: Kimberly D. Burke
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