Fourth AF Joint Task Force HQ STAFFEX highlights African humanitarian assistance mission > Air Force Medical Servic…


SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. —
Ninth Air Force held its fourth Staff Exercise (STAFFEX) June 18 through 22 since being tasked by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein to stand up an Air Force Joint Task Force (JTF)-capable headquarters.

The June exercise focused on a fresh scenario and Combatant Command (CCMD) not evaluated in previous iterations — humanitarian assistance in the U.S. Africa Command Area of Responsibility (AOR).

“The purpose of STAFFEX 18-4 was to expose 9th AF staff to another mission set and expand their knowledge,” said Maj. Rob Arduini, 9th Air Force STAFFEX 18-4 planner. “… We are trying to expose ourselves to mission sets we could perform as a JTF, which only enhance our capabilities when we are called upon as one.

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