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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)