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STAFFEX 18-4 Fourth AF Joint Task Force HQ STAFFEX highlights African humanitarian assistance mission
Ninth Air Force held its fourth Staff Exercise (STAFFEX) June 18 through 22 since being tasked by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein to stand up an Air Force Joint Task Force (JTF)-capable headquarters.
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Juniper Cobra 18, JC18; United States; Israel 9th AF members learn JTF functions firsthand during JC18
Airmen from 9th Air Force (9th AF) participated in exercise Juniper Cobra 18 (JC18), Mar. 4-15, in Israel to continue building toward certification as a Joint Task Force (JTF)-capable headquarters for the Air Force.
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U.S. Airmen from the 9th Air Force, based at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., and U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen from the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command, Naval Station Norfolk, Va., discuss options to present a joint solution during the Joint Task Force-9 Staff Exercise 18-3 at Shaw AFB, March 7, 2018. 9th AF, JECC partner in JTF forming exercise
The Department of Defense is one step closer to an Air Force-led certified joint task force headquarters (JTF-HQ) capability, following the conclusion of the 9th Air Force JTF Staff Exercise (STAFFEX) March 4-9.
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STAFFEX continues training to become Air Force JTF-capable headquarters STAFFEX continues training to become Air Force JTF-capable headquarters
Ninth Air Force staff participated in Staff Exercise (STAFFEX) 18-2 Jan. 16 through 19 as part of the roadmap to becoming a Joint Task Force (JTF)-capable headquarters directed by Air Force Chief of Staff David L. Goldfein.
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U.S. Airmen and Soldiers participate in a scenario during Warfighter Exercise 17-4 at Fort Hood, Texas, April 5, 2017. WFX 17-4 was designed to train participants on how to build a Joint Task Force headquarters in preparation for an upcoming joint deployment. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Alford) Airmen participate in Army exercise, complete last element of CSAF initiative
About 30 Airmen, who recently completed the first-ever U.S. Air Force Rear Mission Support Element course at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, in February, participated in the U.S. Army’s Warfighter Exercise 17-4 April 3-11 at Fort Hood, Texas.
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Capt. Matthew Thomas, Air Force Joint Test Program Office lead operation research systems analyst from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., adjusts the gas mask of Master Sgt. Amanda Simonsen, 627th Civil Engineer Squadron commanders support staff section chief from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., during a chemical warfare class at Shaw AFB, S.C., Feb. 21, 2017. As part of their third week of training, the Rear Mission Support Element course students complete individual readiness tasks including chemical warfare and small arms qualification. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Diana M. Cossaboom) New course supports CSAF initiative
The first official U.S. Air Force Rear Mission Support Element unit-forming event began Feb. 13, graduating two classes of approximately 60 Airmen from around the Air Force who are tasked to deploy in positions supporting operations at the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve headquarters.
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Scott Zobrist, 9th Air Force commander, shakes hands with Airman 1st Class Michael Gradecki, a 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, as he prepares for takeoff at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Dec. 1, 2016. Zobrist assumed command of 9th Air Force in May 2016 and has held staff positions at the Air Staff, Air Combat Command and U.S. Forces Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kelsey Tucker) Commander sets priorities, way ahead for 9th AF
Maj. Gen. Scott J. Zobrist assumed command of 9th Air Force in May 2016. Since then, Zobrist visited the wings under 9th AF, gained impressions and set his commander’s priorities.
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Default Air Force Logo CSAF letter to Airmen
This paper is the second in a series to share my thinking behind three key CSAF focus areas over the next four years. As stated in the first paper, "Revitalizing Squadrons – the Heartbeat of the Air Force", these ideas are neither revolutionary nor a significant vector change. Each align with our Air Force Future Operating Concept and Strategic Master Plan -- our strategic vision documents.
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