Wing increases readiness in mobility exercise

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  • By Staff Sgt. Kayla Rorick
  • 157th Air Refueling Wing
Members of the 157th Air Refueling Wing participated in a four-day mobility training exercise at Pease Air National Guard Base, New Hampshire beginning March 3.

The training exercise, which provides the U.S. Air Force and combatant commanders with rapid global mobility and global reach, challenged the groups on base to perform their unique roles while responding to the threat of a national emergency.

"We're part of the bigger picture in maintaining world peace," said 157th Force Support Squadron Superintendent Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Reagan.

Chief Reagan oversaw a major portion of the training exercise called the Personnel Deployment Function. Each major office on base, such as legal, medical, and the Airman and Family Readiness Program, sent representatives to ensure that the participating Airmen had their affairs in order and were deployment ready.

"My number one priority is safety, number two is the personal well-being of my Airmen, and number three is that they are ready to go," he said. "Readiness is very important."

Reagan has years of experience answering the Wing's call to deploy all around the world.

"In real life, we might be required to get these people and aircraft off the ground and to a safe location like that" he said, snapping his fingers for emphasis.  "It's second nature to me, but for the newer Airmen, this is a great learning opportunity. I hope they learn that everybody is important and that every job has a key place in our mission."