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Air Combat Command Leadership Visits Mountain Home AFB

U.S. Air Force Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, and Command Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, Air Combat Command, walk to the next location during their tour on Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Nov. 8, 2021. Gen. Kelly toured the base to discuss the base’s needs and status.

U.S. Air Force Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, and Command Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, Air Combat Command, walk to the next location during their tour on Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Nov. 8, 2021. Gen. Kelly toured the base to discuss the base’s needs and status. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Bassham)

U.S. Air Force Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, is greeted at the 366th Civil Engineer Housing Firehouse during a visit on Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Nov. 8, 2021. Gunfighters were able to showcase recent lessons learned from agile combat employment within the pacific theater during the visit.

U.S. Air Force Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, is greeted at the 366th Civil Engineer Housing Firehouse during a visit on Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Nov. 8, 2021. Gunfighters were able to showcase recent lessons learned from agile combat employment within the pacific theater during the visit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Krista Reed Choate)

U.S. Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, Air Combat Command, applies a Combat Application Tourniquet to a mannequin on Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Nov. 8, 2021. The trauma mannequin enhances Airmen’s capabilities to provide Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) from the point of injury to the transfer to higher care.

U.S. Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, Air Combat Command, applies a Combat Application Tourniquet to a mannequin on Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Nov. 8, 2021. The trauma mannequin enhances Airmen’s capabilities to provide Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) from the point of injury to the transfer to higher care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Bassham)

U.S. Air Force Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, and Command Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, Air Combat Command, listen to a briefing by U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Brandon Mackay, 366th Fighter Wing director of operations and plans, on the status of agile combat employment (ACE) and lessons learned from PACIFIC IRON on Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Nov. 8, 2021. ACE capabilities provide the ability to project combat power from remote locations and in a contested environment

U.S. Air Force Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, and Command Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, Air Combat Command, listen to a briefing by U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Brandon Mackay, 366th Fighter Wing director of operations and plans, on the status of agile combat employment (ACE) and lessons learned from PACIFIC IRON on Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Nov. 8, 2021. ACE capabilities provide the ability to project combat power from remote locations and in a contested environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Krista Reed Choate)

U.S. Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, Air Combat Command, shoots an M18 pistol on Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Nov. 8, 2021. The acquisition of the M18 pistol is part of an Air Force wide effort to modernize the force.

U.S. Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, Air Combat Command, shoots an M18 pistol on Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Nov. 8, 2021. The acquisition of the M18 pistol is part of an Air Force wide effort to modernize the force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Bassham)

Maria Meeks, Engineering Flight Chief, briefs U.S. Air Force Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, and Command Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, Air Combat Command, during a visit to Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Nov. 8, 2021. The visit illustrated the Gunfighters priorities and initiatives aimed at modernizing to become the force we need.

Maria Meeks, Engineering Flight Chief, briefs U.S. Air Force Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, and Command Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, Air Combat Command, during a visit to Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Nov. 8, 2021. The visit illustrated the Gunfighters priorities and initiatives aimed at modernizing to become the force we need. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Krista Reed Choate)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Aaron Duboise, left, 366th Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance shift supervisor, shows Command Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, Air Combat Command, an F-15E Strike Eagle undergoing maintenance on Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Nov. 9, 2021. The visit illustrated the Gunfighters priorities and initiatives aimed at modernizing to become the force we need

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Aaron Duboise, left, 366th Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance shift supervisor, shows Command Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, Air Combat Command, an F-15E Strike Eagle undergoing maintenance on Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Nov. 9, 2021. The visit illustrated the Gunfighters priorities and initiatives aimed at modernizing to become the force we need. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Bassham)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Issac McDonald, right,  366th Maintenance Squadron metals tech craftsman, briefs Command Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, Air Combat Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Joshua Tidwell, 366th Fighter Wing command chief, on the Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machine, on Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Nov. 9, 2021. This machine uses a cutter tool with careful calculations to coordinate data input into the machine, to make precision cuts to any block material that the Airmen place into the machine.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Issac McDonald, right, 366th Maintenance Squadron metals tech craftsman, briefs Command Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, Air Combat Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Joshua Tidwell, 366th Fighter Wing command chief, on the Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machine, on Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Nov. 9, 2021. This machine uses a cutter tool with careful calculations to coordinate data input into the machine, to make precision cuts to any block material that the Airmen place into the machine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Bassham)

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Dustin Walker, right, S4 Superintendent with the 366 Security Forces Squadron, and Tech. Sgt. Ryan Williams, left, combat arms section chief with the 366 SFS, brief Command Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, Air Combat Command, on the M320 grenade launcher during a visit on Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Nov. 8, 2021. The tour illustrated scenarios that Airmen may run into while in a deployed environment.

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Dustin Walker, right, S4 Superintendent with the 366 Security Forces Squadron, and Tech. Sgt. Ryan Williams, left, combat arms section chief with the 366 SFS, brief Command Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, Air Combat Command, on the M320 grenade launcher during a visit on Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Nov. 8, 2021. The tour illustrated scenarios that Airmen may run into while in a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Bassham)

Members of the 428th Fighter Squadron (FS), brief U.S. Air Force Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, and Command Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, Air Combat Command, during a tour of the 428th FS on Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Nov. 8, 2021. The 428th Fighter Squadron is part of the Peace Carvin V program, which aims to ensure a strong U.S. relationship with Singapore.
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Members of the 428th Fighter Squadron (FS), brief U.S. Air Force Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, and Command Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, Air Combat Command, during a tour of the 428th FS on Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Nov. 8, 2021. The 428th Fighter Squadron is part of the Peace Carvin V program, which aims to ensure a strong U.S. relationship with Singapore. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Cheyenne Bassham)

The 428th Fighter Squadron (FS) leadership, greets U.S. Air Force Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, and Command Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, Air Combat Command, during a tour of the 428th FS on Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Nov. 8, 2021. The 428th Fighter Squadron is dedicated to training aircrew from the Republic of Singapore in the F-15SG.
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The 428th Fighter Squadron (FS) leadership, greets U.S. Air Force Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, and Command Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, Air Combat Command, during a tour of the 428th FS on Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Nov. 8, 2021. The 428th Fighter Squadron is dedicated to training aircrew from the Republic of Singapore in the F-15SG. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Cheyenne Bassham)

U.S. Air Force Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, and Command Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, Air Combat Command, discuss new radar innovations with Idaho Air National Guardsmen from the 266th Range Squadron on Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Nov. 8, 2021. The Guard unit from the 124th Fighter Wing showcased mobile command and control tactics integral to agile combat employment capabilities.
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U.S. Air Force Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, and Command Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, Air Combat Command, discuss new radar innovations with Idaho Air National Guardsmen from the 266th Range Squadron on Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Nov. 8, 2021. The Guard unit from the 124th Fighter Wing showcased mobile command and control tactics integral to agile combat employment capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Krista Reed Choate)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Schwan Moses, with the 366th Force Support Squadron, briefs Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, and Command Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, Air Combat Command, during a visit on Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Nov. 8, 2021. The visit illustrated the Gunfighters priorities and initiatives aimed at modernizing to become the force we need.
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Schwan Moses, with the 366th Force Support Squadron, briefs Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, and Command Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, Air Combat Command, during a visit on Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Nov. 8, 2021. The visit illustrated the Gunfighters priorities and initiatives aimed at modernizing to become the force we need. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Krista Reed Choate)

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho --

Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, and Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, command chief of ACC, visited Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Nov. 7-10, 2021.

During the visit, Gunfighters illustrated 366th Fighter Wing priorities and initiatives aimed at modernizing to become the force we need with recent lessons learned from agile combat employment within the Pacific theater, and highlighted quality of life indicators that impact Airmen readiness and the mission.

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