Fairchild wraps up ‘furious’ exercise
By Tech. Sgt. Travis Edwards, 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
/ Published September 21, 2017
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. --
Team Fairchild concluded three days of high-powered operations, superior teamwork and the conscientious efforts of Airmen, resulting in a highly successful conclusion to exercise “Titan Fury” here Sept. 15, 2017.
This operational readiness exercise is used to validate and improve existing plans and procedures for Fairchild Airmen as required by the U.S. Strategic Command and U.S. Transportation Command.
"Titan Fury is an important exercise for Team Fairchild in defending the U.S. against its most crucial threats," said Herb Henderson, 92nd Air Refueling Wing exercise planner and operations security manager. "Exercises like these allow us to really observe how well we cooperate as a military and as an Air Force.”
Although specifics of these exercises are classified, KC-135 Stratotankers play an integral role in the success of the Air Force mission. Maintenance Airmen are critical to ensuring Fairchild aircraft are ready to respond.
"Teamwork is absolutely essential to generating the required amount of aircraft for an exercise like this," said Col. Alan Hart, 92nd Maintenance Group commander. "We work hard to ensure the mission is a success, and I’m exceedingly proud of the work our Airmen do to make it happen, whether during an exercise or daily operations."
Overall, the abilities and professionalism of the tanker force help ensure that U.S. and allied air-power can be projected around the world; 24/7, 365 days a year.
“As part of a larger picture, these exercises demonstrate unparalleled capabilities and resolve to potential adversaries, providing credible deterrence against dangerous military actions in any potential strategic conflict,” Henderson said.