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Deployment line readies Schriever Airmen

Deployment line readies Schriever Airmen

Schriever units assist Airmen through the wing’s exercise deployment processing line at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. Schriever Airmen from the 2nd and 4th Space Operation Squadrons, 50th Operations Support Squadron and 50th Space Communications Squadron participated in the deployment tasking process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Arielle Vasquez)

Deployment line readies Schriever Airmen

Schriever units assist Airmen for the wing’s exercise deployment processing line at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. The annual exercise is part of the wing commander’s inspection program to ensure mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Arielle Vasquez)

Deployment line readies Schriever Airmen

Cecilia Smith, 50th Space Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office victim advocate, speaks to Airmen during the wing’s exercise deployment processing line at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. Members from the 50th Comptroller Squadron, 50th Space Wing Legal Office, 50th Force Support Squadron Military Personnel Section, 50th SW Chaplain Office and others assisted tasked Airmen through the line. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Arielle Vasquez)

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

Schriever ensures it does its part when deploying Airmen to train and fight.

More than 35 Schriever members are tasked to take part in the wing’s annual exercise deployment line as part of the wing commander’s inspection program to ensure readiness across all mission areas.

“It’s important we practice for real-world situations,” said Ed Smith, 50th Logistics Readiness Flight installation deployment officer.

Airmen with the 2nd and 4th Space Operation Squadrons, 50th Operations Support Squadron and 50th Space Communications Squadron participated in the deployment tasking process.

Members from the 50th Comptroller Squadron, 50th Space Wing Legal Office, 50th Force Support Squadron Military Personnel Section, 50th SW Chaplain Office and others manned a deployment line to process three chalks for the exercise.

“We started off ahead of schedule and stayed there all day,” Smith said. “Everyone did a good job. We had some new folks on the line and there were some difficulties at the start, but it was ironed out and went very well overall.”

Members with 50th SW Inspector General’s office observed the deployment line as part of the wing’s commander inspection program.

“The deployment line was very organized,” said Tech. Sgt. Martin Howard, 50th SW IG section chief wing exercise. “This is one of the smoother ones I have seen so far. There weren’t any major problems that day. Deployment lines are very important to ensure we are combat effective.”

Smith said the tasking process required much preparation to ensure mission success.

“There is a learning curve every time we do this, which is why it is important we practice for real-world situations,” Smith said. “Our goal is to get this right especially for when it is critical and it counts.”

The next annual exercise of this kind is scheduled for Oct. 2018.  

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