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20th Fighter Wing conducts No Notice Iron Hand 22-3

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  • By 2nd Lt. Alexandria Brun
  • 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The 20th Fighter Wing tested its ability to no notice deploy in a combat readiness exercise, Jan. 24-26.

Exercise No Notice Iron Hand 22-3 was designed to test Airmen’s abilities to rapidly execute the movement of an aviation package in order to be a maneuverable force that is resilient through developing Airmen capable of accomplishing multiple tasks where speed and agility are essential.

“We singularly focused on the generation of aircraft, with the goal of launching those aircraft at a specific time, to a specific location, with all of their cargo and all of the manning needed to support in a contingency environment,” said Lt. Col. Alexander Winn, 20th FW chief of A-Staff.

Building upon previous Iron Hand exercises the 20th FW has participated in, this iteration tested and further developed logistic practices to rapidly prepare an aviation package for deployment.

“In a no notice exercise like this, you get to see the spirit of Shaw and all of the members that we have coming together to attack any mission that comes forward,” said 1st Lt. Jordan Watts, 20th Logistics Readiness Squadron installation deployment officer. “It requires the wing to think outside the box, come together and problem solve on the fly to meet real world challenges.”