Exercise (Dong Maeng) Recognition

An operational support team consisting of (from left to right) Lt. Col. Joe Winchester, 1st Lt. Sherlyne Thomas, Col. William Percival, Brig. Gen. Kenny Council, the mobilization assistant to the commander at the 618th Air Operations Center, Col. Craig McPike, commander of the 916th Air Refueling Wing, and MSgt Eric Banks,) receives special recognition during Exercise (Dong Maeng), on March 12, 2019 at Osan AB, South Korea. McPike, Winchester, Thomas and Banks, who are members of the 916th Air Refueling Wing, deployed to support the Joint Force Air Component Command during the exercise. The team provided direction over air mobility operations, air-cargo movement, aeromedical evacuation, and non-combatant evacuation operations throughout the theater. "This was the best showing of an AMD team to date, said Lt. Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach, commader of 7th Air Force, "Brig. Gen. Council’s leadership was crucial to the success of this exercise." Exercise (Dong Maeng) provides the Joint Force Commander of Korea and the Republic of Korean leadership the confidence in, and reinforcement of, relationships and maneuvers needed to be successful in defense of allied forces. (U.S. Air Force Courtesy Photo)

PHOTO BY: Jeramy Moore
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