FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. --
The 92nd and 141st Air Refueling Wings teamed up with the 452nd Air Mobility Wing from March Air Reserve Base to focus on their total force partnerships throughout a week of alert-force operations during exercise “Titan Fury” here March 2 through 9, 2018.
Titan Fury is a readiness exercise used to validate and improve Fairchild Airmen’s ability to provide Rapid Global Mobility as required by the U.S. Strategic Command and U.S. Transportation Command.
"Titan Fury put our warfighting capabilities to the test," said Col. Ryan Samuelson, 92nd ARW commander. "This particular exercise has been a great opportunity to train like we fight with our Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve total force partners to maintain our full-spectrum readiness.”
Washington ANG, active duty and even reservists all played critical roles during the exercise.
"We proved that ability to inter-operate,” said Maj. Jeramie Castellanos, 141st ARW pilot. “It provides mission options.”
Castellanos was the aircraft commander for a mixed crew of 141st and 92nd ARW Airmen during a Titan Fury training mission.
He said that training together helps both active duty, ANG and reservist crews in case they need to augment each other during a real-world scenario.
"Our mission is paramount to delivering strategic air power throughout the world," said Chief Master Sgt. David Bishop, 141st ARW command chief. "It’s because of the teamwork between our forces that Fairchild is able to continue providing this support."
The KC-135 Stratotanker extends the reach of fighters, bombers and other aircraft through aerial refueling. Because of this “air bridge,” U.S. and allied air power can be projected around the world 24/7, 365 days a year.
“Whether active, reserve, or guard; we all have the same focus and we have the same love of service. That part is no different," said Castellanos, “The whole team gets together and ultimately gets the job done at the end of the day. It's pretty awesome to see."