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Mobil Tiger V tests Airmen capabilities

Photo of an Airman manning a defensive fighting position

Airman 1st Class Quenderrius Smith, 23d Security Forces Squadron patrolman, mans a defensive fighting position during Mobil Tiger V Aug. 12, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Mobil Tiger is an agile combat employment exercise designed to test multi-capable Airmen skills in a simulated downrange environment. The training integrates several mission-essential skills from different functional areas so Airmen can continue to support combat operations with minimal resources. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carly Kavish)

Photo of an Airman loading a munition

Senior Airman Shenalda Cleveland, 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron armament systems specialist, loads a munition onto an A-10C Thunderbolt II during Mobil Tiger V Aug. 12, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Mobil Tiger is an agile combat employment exercise designed to test multi-capable Airmen in a simulated downrange environment. The training integrates several mission-essential skills from different functional areas so Airmen can continue to support combat operations with minimal resources. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jasmine M. Barnes)

Photo of Airmen loading a munition

Senior Airman Shenalda Cleveland, left, 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron armament systems specialist, and Staff Sgt. Cole Stiffler, 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew team chief, prepare to load a munition onto an A-10C Thunderbolt II during Mobil Tiger V Aug. 13, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Mobil Tiger is an agile combat employment exercise designed to test multi-capable Airmen skills in a simulated downrange environment. The training integrates several mission-essential skills from different functional areas so Airmen can continue to support combat operations with minimal resources. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jasmine M. Barnes)

Photo of an Airman refueling an A-10C Thunderbolt II

Senior Airman Andrew Bobick, 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron avionics specialist, fuels an A-10C Thunderbolt II during Mobil Tiger V Aug. 13, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Mobil Tiger is an agile combat employment exercise designed to test multi-capable Airmen skills in a simulated downrange environment. The training integrates several mission-essential skills from different functional areas so Airmen can continue to support combat operations with minimal resources. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jasmine M. Barnes)

Photo of an Airman resting

Staff Sgt. Manuel Peters, 23d Security Forces Squadron standardization and evaluation team member, relaxes before Mobil Tiger V Aug. 12, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Mobil Tiger is an agile combat employment exercise designed to test multi-capable Airmen skills in a simulated downrange environment. The training integrates several mission-essential skills from different functional areas so Airmen can continue to support combat operations with minimal resources. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carly Kavish)

Photo of Airmen preparing an A-10C Thunderbolt II for takeoff

Airmen assigned to the 23d Wing and 93d Air Ground Operations Wing prepare an A-10C Thunderbolt II for takeoff during Mobil Tiger V Aug. 12, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Mobil Tiger is an agile combat employment exercise designed to test multi-capable Airmen skills in a simulated downrange environment. The training integrates several mission-essential skills from different functional areas so Airmen can continue to support combat operations with minimal resources. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jasmine M. Barnes)

Photo of an Airman checking fuel gauges

Senior Airman John Agnew, 23d Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels laboratory technician, checks fuel gauges during Mobil Tiger V Aug. 12, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Mobil Tiger is an agile combat employment exercise designed to test multi-capable Airmen in a simulated downrange environment. The training integrates several mission-essential skills from different functional areas so Airmen can continue to support combat operations with minimal resources. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jasmine M. Barnes)

Photo of Airmen unloading a HC-130J Combat King II

Airmen assigned to the 23d Wing and 93d Air Ground Operations Wing unload an HC-130J Combat King II during Mobil Tiger V Aug. 12, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Mobil Tiger is an agile combat employment exercise designed to test multi-capable Airmen in a simulated downrange environment. The training integrates several mission-essential skills from different functional areas so Airmen can continue to support combat operations with minimal resources. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jasmine M. Barnes)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --

Team Moody hosted Mobil Tiger V for multi-capable Airmen to expand their skills Aug. 12 - Aug. 13, here.

Mobil Tiger is an agile combat employment exercise designed to integrate critical expeditionary skills from several functional areas to accomplish missions downrange with minimal resources.

“Mobil Tiger is a capstone exercise, which enables Moody Airmen to hone the skills they have learned through the 23d Wing Multi-Capable Airmen program,” said Maj. William Piepenbring, 23d Wing integration and training office director. “Throughout the two-day event, Airmen’s flexibility, versatility and agility are tested as they protect, sustain and maneuver while generating combat power in a dynamic scenario.”

Mobil Tiger V is the fifth in a series of exercises, which started in 2019. It provides exposure to a predicted environment of conflict that tests Airmen who are trained to be more proficient and less vulnerable to enemy attacks.

 “The primary objective of the Mobil Tiger exercise series is to validate the training Airmen receive throughout the two-week MCA training period,” said Senior Master Sgt. Michael Coad, 23d Wing integration and training office superintendent. “The 23d Wing’s Multi-Capable Airmen program was developed in response to the Air Force’s transition from traditional, large force packages of specialized Airmen performing limited-scope tasks within a permissive environment to a more agile model of operations.”

During Mobil Tiger, Airmen were tasked with providing security for the simulated forward operating site and establishing communication between the forward operating base, ground personnel and aircraft. In addition, they were responsible for Tactical Combat Casualty Care, and refueling and rearming A-10C Thunderbolt IIs.

“These Airmen are not only doing their jobs, but they have learned the responsibilities and skills of other Air Force specialty codes around them,” said Master Sgt. Christopher West, 23d Wing MCA program manager. “If a member of the team is [unable to continue the mission], they know the position that needs to be filled, and they can take action. Airmen have always been defined by their specific AFSC, but times are changing, so we need to adapt and allow our Airmen to change as well.”

The mission relies on Airmen who are capable of accomplishing necessary tasks downrange. This exercise allows Airmen to demonstrate the new skills they have learned, and continue to perfect the skills they had prior to completing MCA training.

“Mobil Tiger is not only a way we can validate the training curriculum for our multi-capable Airmen,” said Piepenbring. “It is a critical piece in the culture change that has to occur in the Air Force as we prepare our Airmen for the future fight.”

The next Mobil Tiger exercise is scheduled for Sept. 16 - Sept. 17.