14 IS Airmen visit with 445th OSS Airmen

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  • By Stacy Vaughn
  • 445th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Six Reserve Citizen Airmen working on acquisitions intelligence for the 14th Intelligence Squadron had a site visit at the 445th Airlift Wing April 25, 2024 and explored the wing’s role in operational intelligence.

The group visited with 445th Airmen from various 445th Operations Support Squadron units, to include the Aircrew Flight Equipment (AFE) and Intelligence shops. They were also given a tour of a C-17 Globemaster III.

Master Sgt. Christopher Wise, 445th OSS intelligence superintendent, said there is a potential for some of their members to come to the 445th Airlift Wing for augmented training to get qualified with operational intelligence as well. He said of the six Airmen that came for the site visit, three were in training.

“The Airmen were here to learn what all goes into getting our briefings prepared when we send out crews. They learned more about what we carry and where we go, what is sent out,” Wise said.

While visiting the Aircrew Flight Equipment shop, the Airmen learned the ins and outs of life saving equipment, such as oxygen masks, night vision goggles and passenger oxygen hoods, that goes on the C-17. The group then they toured the AFE Float shop and tested some equipment such as life vests and were shown the 42-man rafts. Lastly, their visit ended with information on the wing’s Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (SERE) program, for a well-rounded operational experience for all the members.