AATC Leads Joint ACE Exercise to Fulfill Myriad Training, Testing Objectives

Special Warfare Airmen jump from an AATC C-130H as part of their training during Exercise KANI WILDCAT.
Special Warfare Airmen jump from an AATC C-130H as part of their training during Exercise KANI WILDCAT.

Special Warfare Airmen jump from an AATC C-130H as part of their training during Exercise KANI WILDCAT.

An Air force Combat Rescue Officer recovers his parachute after a freefall jump from an AATC C-130 as part of training during Exercise KANI WILDCAT.
An Air force Combat Rescue Officer recovers his parachute after a freefall jump from an AATC C-130 as part of training during Exercise KANI WILDCAT.

A Special Warfare Airman recovers his parachute after a freefall jump from an AATC C-130H as part of training during Exercise KANI WILDCAT.
A Special Warfare Airman recovers his parachute after a freefall jump from an AATC C-130H as part of training during Exercise KANI WILDCAT.

A U.S. Marine Corps Forward Area Refueling Point team practices aviation-delivered ground refueling (ADGR) from a CH-53 to A-10s during Exercise KANI WILDCAT. ADGR is frequently used for aircraft when unable to refuel in flight and/or to keep the aircraft closer to the fight.
A U.S. Marine Corps Forward Area Refueling Point team practices aviation-delivered ground refueling (ADGR) from a CH-53 to A-10s during Exercise KANI WILDCAT. ADGR is frequently used for aircraft when unable to refuel in flight and/or to keep the aircraft closer to the fight.

Special Warfare Airmen jump from an AATC C-130H as part of their training during Exercise KANI WILDCAT.
Special Warfare Airmen jump from an AATC C-130H as part of their training during Exercise KANI WILDCAT.

A Marine Corps Forward Area Refueling Point team practices aviation-delivered ground refueling (ADGR) from a CH-53 to A-10s during Exercise KANI WILDCAT. ADGR is frequently used for aircraft when unable to refuel in flight and/or to keep the aircraft closer to the fight.
A Marine Corps Forward Area Refueling Point team practices aviation-delivered ground refueling (ADGR) from a CH-53 to A-10s during Exercise KANI WILDCAT. ADGR is frequently used for aircraft when unable to refuel in flight and/or to keep the aircraft closer to the fight.

An AATC A-10 from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, receives fuel from a California Air Reserve KC-135 en route to Wake Island Airfield from Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii, as part of Exercise KANI WILDCAT.
An AATC A-10 from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, receives fuel from a California Air Reserve KC-135 en route to Wake Island Airfield from Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii, as part of Exercise KANI WILDCAT.

A 912th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 from March Air Reserve Base, Calif., sits on the ramp at Wake Island Airfield awaiting the return flight to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Active duty pilots from the Air Reserve Squadron refueled A-10s en route to Wake Island Airfield and transported Special Warfare operators and mail for delivery from mainland Hawaii to the remote island as part of the AATC ACE exercise.
A 912th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 from March Air Reserve Base, Calif., sits on the ramp at Wake Island Airfield awaiting the return flight to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Active duty pilots from the Air Reserve Squadron refueled A-10s en route to Wake Island Airfield and transported Special Warfare operators and mail for delivery from mainland Hawaii to the remote island as part of the AATC ACE exercise.

Master Sgt. Robert Jones, an AATC Avionics Technician based out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., prepares an A-10 for the return flight from Wake Island Airfield to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The A-10s were an integral part of Exercise KANI WILDCAT, a multi-faceted ACE exercise that allowed for several testing events and integration with Air Force Special Warfare operators, A-10s, C-130s, F-22s, MV-22s, UH-1Ns, and CH-53s.
Master Sgt. Robert Jones, an AATC Avionics Technician based out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., prepares an A-10 for the return flight from Wake Island Airfield to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The A-10s were an integral part of Exercise KANI WILDCAT, a multi-faceted ACE exercise that allowed for several testing events and integration with Air Force Special Warfare operators, A-10s, C-130s, F-22s, MV-22s, UH-1Ns, and CH-53s.

Tech. Sgt. Stephen Carrillo, an AATC A-10 Crew Chief, prepares for the return flight from Wake Island Airfield to Hawaii. The A-10s were an integral part of Exercise KANI WILDCAT, a multi-faceted ACE exercise that allowed for several testing events and integration with Air Force Special Warfare operators, A-10s, C-130s, F-22s, UH-1Ns, MV-22s and CH-53s.
Tech. Sgt. Stephen Carrillo, an AATC A-10 Crew Chief, prepares for the return flight from Wake Island Airfield to Hawaii. The A-10s were an integral part of Exercise KANI WILDCAT, a multi-faceted ACE exercise that allowed for several testing events and integration with Air Force Special Warfare operators, A-10s, C-130s, F-22s, UH-1Ns, MV-22s and CH-53s.

AATC A-10 maintenance personnel prepare the aircraft for the return flight from Wake Island Airfield to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The A-10s were an integral part of Exercise KANI WILDCAT, a multi-faceted ACE exercise that allowed for several testing events and integration with Air Force Special Warfare operators, A-10s, C-130s, F-22s, UH-1Ns, MV-22s and CH-53s.
AATC A-10 maintenance personnel prepare the aircraft for the return flight from Wake Island Airfield to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The A-10s were an integral part of Exercise KANI WILDCAT, a multi-faceted ACE exercise that allowed for several testing events and integration with Air Force Special Warfare operators, A-10s, C-130s, F-22s, UH-1Ns, MV-22s and CH-53s.

A U.S. Marine Corps Forward Area Refueling Point team practices aviation-delivered ground refueling (ADGR) from a CH-53 to A-10s during Exercise KANI WILDCAT. ADGR is frequently used for aircraft when unable to refuel in flight and/or to keep the aircraft closer to the fight.
A U.S. Marine Corps Forward Area Refueling Point team practices aviation-delivered ground refueling (ADGR) from a CH-53 to A-10s during Exercise KANI WILDCAT. ADGR is frequently used for aircraft when unable to refuel in flight and/or to keep the aircraft closer to the fight.

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