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Coalition Live-Fire Exercise Enhances Iraqi Combat Capabilities

Coalition Live-Fire Exercise Enhances Iraqi Combat Capabilities

BESMAYA RANGE, Iraq, March 12, 2018 — Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve , in conjunction with the Coalition Aviation Advisory and Training Team, coordinated the first coalition live-fire exercise for the Iraqi forward air controller course here, March 4-8. U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, shakes hands with an Iraqi air force student during an Iraqi forward area controller qualification course at Besmaya Range, Iraq, March 6, 2018. The five-day event marked the first time IFACs exercised calling in airstrikes on the range, and was their first time calling in live fire from coalition aircraft. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sean Martin Coalition live fire exercise enhances Iraqi combat capabilities U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, shakes hands wit...

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