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446th Airlift Wing participates in Exercise NEXUS DAWN

U.S. Air Force Col. Paul M. Skipworth, wing commander of the 446th Airlift Wing, provides opening remarks to wing Reserve Citizen Airmen participating in exercise NEXUS DAWN April 25, 2021 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, before they depart for March Air Reserve Base, California.

U.S. Air Force Col. Paul M. Skipworth, wing commander of the 446th Airlift Wing, provides opening remarks to wing Reserve Citizen Airmen participating in exercise NEXUS DAWN April 25, 2021 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, before they depart for March Air Reserve Base, California. NEXUS DAWN is a readiness exercise designed to test the ability of certain Air Force Reserve units to generate, employ and sustain air operations in a simulated combat environment. Reservists from Travis, Beale, March, and McConnell Air Force Bases and JBLM will participate in the exercise as well as Air National Guardsmen from Fresno, California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Cozad Staley)

Airmen in C-17 cargo compartment

Reserve Citizen Airmen assigned to the 446th Airlift Wing prepare for takeoff on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft April 25, 2021 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, in support of exercise NEXUS DAWN. Air Force Reservists from Travis, Beale, March, McConnell Air Force Bases and JBLM will participate in the exercise as well as Air National Guardsmen from Fresno, California. NEXUS DAWN is a readiness exercise and an opportunity for multiple Air Force Reserve units to participate projecting airpower together so they are ready to fly, fight and win in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Cozad Staley)

Staff Sgt. Mark Angel, assigned to the 446th Security Forces Squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, performs a visual identity check at the control entry point to the Exercise NEXUS DAWN at March Air Reserve Base, California, April 28, 2021.

Staff Sgt. Mark Angel, assigned to the 446th Security Forces Squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, performs a visual identity check at the control entry point to the Exercise NEXUS DAWN at March Air Reserve Base, California, April 28, 2021. NEXUS DAWN is a readiness exercise designed to test the ability of certain Air Force Reserve units to generate, employ and sustain air operations in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicole Erb)

Reserve Citizen Airmen set up an expeditionary medical support system (EMEDS), a field hospital, in support of Exercise NEXUS DAWN at March Air Reserve Base, California, April 26, 2021.

Reserve Citizen Airmen set up an expeditionary medical support system (EMEDS), a field hospital, in support of Exercise NEXUS DAWN at March Air Reserve Base, California, April 26, 2021. NEXUS DAWN is a readiness exercise and an opportunity for multiple Air Force Reserve units to participate projecting airpower together so they are ready to fly, fight and win in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicole Erb)

F-15C

Aircrew of the 70th Air Refueling Squadron from Travis Air Force Base, California, refuel a fellow KC-10 and four F-15C Eagles from the 144th Fighter Wing in support of Exercise Nexus Dawn on April 27, 2021. The readiness exercise was designed to test the ability of multiple Air Force Reserve and California Air National Guard units to generate, employ and sustain air operations in a simulated combat environment. Missions included in the exercise are aeromedical evacuation, airlift for cargo and personnel, aerial refueling, deployment processing, aerial port operations, and command and control. Reserve Citizen Airmen from Travis, Beale, March, McChord, and McConnell Air Force Bases will participate in the exercise, as well as Air National Guardsmen from Fresno, Calif. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Senior Airman Maygan Straight)

Litter Station Augmentation Set

A Litter Station Augmentation Set sits on the flight line at Travis Air Force Base, California, prior to being loaded on to a C-17 Globemaster III during Exercise Nexus Dawn on April 26, 2021. The LSAS is critical to successfully executing emergency missions if additional stanchions and litters are needed by Air Force Reserve aeromedical evacuation teams. Exercise Nexus Dawn presents realistic and challenging combat readiness scenarios in which Reserve Citizen Airmen are tested and evaluated at how well they can execute their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Dennis Santarinala)

752nd Medical Squadron

1st Lt. Kelli Samples of the 752nd Medical Squadron takes part in an emergency medical scenario for Exercise Nexus Dawn at March Air Reserve Base in California on April 27, 2021. NEXUS DAWN is a readiness exercise designed to test the ability of certain Air Force Reserve units to generate, employ and sustain air operations in a simulated combat environment. Missions included in NEXUS DAWN include aeromedical evacuation, airlift for cargo and personnel, aerial refueling, deployment processing, aerial port operations, and command and control. Reserve Citizen Airmen from Travis, Beale, March, McChord, and McConnell Air Force Bases will participate in the exercise, as well as Air National Guardsmen from Fresno, Calif. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Staff Sergeant Ryan Green)

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- U.S. Air Force Col. Paul M. Skipworth, wing commander of the 446th Airlift Wing, provides opening remarks to wing Reserve Citizen Airmen participating in exercise NEXUS DAWN April 25, 2021 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, before they depart for March Air Reserve Base, California. NEXUS DAWN is a readiness exercise designed to test the ability of certain Air Force Reserve units to generate, employ and sustain air operations in a simulated combat environment. Reservists from Travis, Beale, March, and McConnell Air Force Bases and JBLM will participate in the exercise as well as Air National Guardsmen from Fresno, California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Cozad Staley)