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Ninth AF begins Mission Readiness Exercise

Ninth AF begins Mission Readiness Exercise

U.S. Airmen with the 5th Combat Communications Group (CCG) from Robins Air Force Base, Ga., set up the forward headquarters, or “tent city,” in preparation for Mission Readiness Exercise (MRX) 19-2, Nov. 26, 2018, Shaw AFB, S.C. The location included eight tents for the forward combined joint task force headquarters, as well as a communication tent, cyber café and supporting equipment. In total, the 5th CCG drove four flatbed trucks with 16 pallets of equipment from Robins AFB to support MRX 19-2. MRX 19-2 is an initial operational certification event designed to demonstrate Ninth Air Force’s ability to effectively plan, prepare, execute and assess Combined Joint Task Force operations at the operational level of war as tasked by the Air Force Chief of Staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Dick)

Ninth AF begins Mission Readiness Exercise

U.S. Airmen with the 5th Combat Communications Group (CCG) from Robins Air Force Base, Ga., build the forward headquarters, or “tent city,” in preparation for Mission Readiness Exercise (MRX) 19-2, Nov. 26, 2018, Shaw AFB, S.C. In total, 33 Airmen with the 5th CCG helped construct the forward location. For MRX 19-2, the 5th CCG consisted of the 51st and 52nd Combat Communications Squadrons (CBCS), as well as the 55th CBCS that is the reserve component of the group. MRX 19-2 is an initial operational certification event designed to demonstrate Ninth Air Force’s ability to effectively plan, prepare, execute and assess Combined Joint Task Force operations at the operational level of war as tasked by the Air Force Chief of Staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Dick)

Ninth AF begins Mission Readiness Exercise

U.S. Airmen with the 5th Combat Communications Group (CCG) from Robins Air Force Base, Ga. set up the forward headquarters, or “tent city,” in preparation for Mission Readiness Exercise (MRX) 19-2, Nov. 26, 2018, Shaw AFB, S.C. The location included eight tents for the forward combined joint task force headquarters, as well as a communication tent configurations and supporting equipment. During MRX 19-2, the 5th CCG provided the integrated deployable communication kit that includes tents, power and a variety of network, voice and data support. MRX 19-2 is an initial operational certification event designed to demonstrate Ninth Air Force’s ability to effectively plan, prepare, execute and assess Combined Joint Task Force operations at the operational level of war as tasked by the Air Force Chief of Staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Dick)

Ninth AF begins Mission Readiness Exercise

Ninth Air Force members and augmentees register Mission Readiness Exercise (MRX) 19-2 participants during the Joint Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration (JROSI), Dec. 9, 2018, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. The JRSOI transitions members, equipment and materials into forces capable of meeting the commander’s operational requirements. This was the first time Ninth AF implemented a full JRSOI with three iterations to inprocess Ninth AF headquarters members, U.S. Transportation Command’s Joint Enabling Capabilities Command members and other joint and coalition partners. MRX 19-2 is an initial operational certification event designed to demonstrate Ninth Air Force’s ability to effectively plan, prepare, execute and assess Combined Joint Task Force operations at the operational level of war as tasked by the Air Force Chief of Staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Dick)

Ninth AF begins Mission Readiness Exercise

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Andy Vasquez, right, Ninth Air Force J-4 Logistics Directorate planner, inprocesses a U.S. Navy member with U.S. Transportation Command’s Joint Enabling Capabilities Command during the Joint Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration (JRSOI), Dec. 9, 2018, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. During JRSOI, Mission Readiness Exercise (MRX) 19-2 participants registered for the MRX and attended a variety of briefings on topics ranging from communications to finance in a deployed environment. MRX 19-2 is an initial operational certification event designed to demonstrate Ninth Air Force’s ability to effectively plan, prepare, execute and assess Combined Joint Task Force operations at the operational level of war as tasked by the Air Force Chief of Staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Dick) The rectangular marquee and fill tools were used for operational security reasons.

Ninth AF begins Mission Readiness Exercise

U.S. military and civilian members participate in one of the four operational planning teams (OPT) during Mission Readiness Exercise (MRX) 19-2, Dec. 11, 2018, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. The role of the OPT is to direct planning efforts, including implementation of plans and orders, as part of the Joint Planning Process during the exercise. MRX 19-2 is an initial operational certification event designed to demonstrate Ninth Air Force’s ability to effectively plan, prepare, execute and assess Combined Joint Task Force operations at the operational level of war as tasked by the Air Force Chief of Staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Dick) The box blur tool was used for operational security reasons.

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Ninth Air Force officially kicked off Mission Readiness Exercise 19-2 with a Joint Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration Dec. 9. Ninth AF headquarters staff began with a warm start Dec. 2, while members from the 5th Combat Communications Group began setting up the forward location, or "tent city" Nov. 26. 

MRX 19-2 is an initial operational certification event designed to demonstrate Ninth Air Force’s ability to effectively plan, prepare, execute and assess Combined Joint Task Force operations at the operational level of war as tasked by the Air Force Chief of Staff.