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Ninth AF certifies as JTF-capable HQ with joint, coalition partners
(Left to right) Royal Air Force (RAF) Wing Cdr. Karen Moran, U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Brian Yorke, and RAF Wing Cmdr. Philip Holdcroft, exercise J3 Operations Directorate planners, discuss exercise scenario operational concerns at the forward headquarters during Mission Readiness Exercise (MRX) 19-2, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Dec. 12, 2018. December marked the first time international partners participated in a Ninth Air Force exercise with more than 10 United Kingdom participants from the RAF and Standing Joint Force Headquarters. MRX 19-2 was an initial operational capability 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) The box blur tool was used for operational security reasons.