McChord take-off to the southeast, runway 11, JBLM
Photo credit: U. S. Air Force
– From the City of Yelm Government Facebook page
“Rodeo to mobility guardian”
“The most important news we wanted to share is about an upcoming joint military training called “Mobility Guardian,” scheduled to take place at JBLM July 30 – Aug. 12. This is a unique military event with more than 45 separate units from all over the world, 40 aircrafts (sic), and 2,500 service members who seldom train together to train like they fight in real life. This training will be one of the most realistic, real-world, scenario-driven exercises the command has ever undertaken and will be quite an air event over our skies. We didn’t want it to catch anyone by surprise.”
– About “Mobility Guardian”
“Air Mobility Command’s first-ever Mobility Guardian readiness exercise, formerly known as Rodeo, is planned for July 30, 2017 to Aug. 12, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
The exercise will be one of the most realistic real-world, scenario-driven exercises the command has ever undertaken, said Maj. Gen. Jerry Martinez, AMC director of operations.
‘The objective is to execute rapid global mobility missions we see today, as well as those we anticipate in the future, to enhance mobility partnerships,’ said Martinez. ‘Exercising with allies we depend on every day will enhance the ability of our Mobility Air Forces Airmen to overcome challenges and achieve national objectives,'” by the U. S. Air Force.