Bushwhacker 21-02 Kickoff

A photo of an Airman conducting training

Airmen guard an entry control point during multi-capable Airmen training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, April 30, 2021. This training was the fifth iteration of an ongoing effort by the 355th Wing to develop multi-capable Airmen to support the Air Force in preparing for a high-end, near-peer conflict. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob T. Stephens)

A photo of an Airman conducting training

An Airman guard an entry control point during multi-capable Airmen training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, April 30, 2021. This training was part of an ongoing effort by the 355th Wing to develop multi-capable Airmen that are ready to support the Air Force’s needs as they continue to prepare for a high-end, near-peer conflict. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob T. Stephens)

A photo of an Airman conducting training

Airmen carry a simulated injured personnel during multi-capable Airmen training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, April 30, 2021. MCA training taught Airmen from a variety of career field skills that will be crucial downrange including tactical combat casualty care, team movement, base build-up and base security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob T. Stephens)

A photo of an Airman processing for an exercise

Airmen process through the personnel deployment function line at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, May 12, 2021. Airmen stood up a PDF line, as well as a cargo deployment function, in preparation for exercise Bushwhacker 21-02, which is the fourth iteration of Dynamic Wing concept exercises by the 355th Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob T. Stephens)

A photo of an Airman processing for an exercise

An Airman from the 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron directs cargo onto a truck at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, May 12, 2021. Airmen packed and loaded a variety of equipment in preparation for exercise Bushwhacker 21-02, which is the fourth iteration of Dynamic Wing concept exercises by the 355th Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob T. Stephens)

A photo of an Airman processing for an exercise

An Airman inspects cargo as it is loaded at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, May 12, 2021. Airmen prepared cargo to move to Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wiconsin, as part of a simulated deployment for exercise Bushwhacker 21-02, which is the fourth iteration of Dynamic Wing concept exercises by the 355th Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob T. Stephens)

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. --

The 355th Wing will conduct exercise Bushwhacker 21-02, the fourth iteration of Dynamic Wing concept exercises, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and Volk Field, Wisconsin, May 13 – 17, 2021.

This exercise proves that the Dynamic Wing is combat ready as it continues to lead the Air Force in readiness for the high-end fight. The wing is building an operational edge by ensuring the ability to rapidly deploy to any austere or contested location around the world, and establish, sustain and defend the base with organic command and control.

“The wing continues to build off of previous initiatives, including multi-capable Airmen training, to make sure that we are as prepared as possible for potential future conflicts,” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ryan Pearce, 48th Rescue Squadron commander. “In doing this, we strengthen and expand our capability to effectively deter and, if necessary, defeat a near-peer adversary.”

The wing is working towards U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles “CQ” Brown Jr.’s charge to accelerate change by training Multi-Capable Airmen to compete, deter and win the high-end fight. This is accomplished by accounting for the ambiguity and uncertainty expected in future conflicts as they learn to become more lethal, agile and resilient.

“Readiness is something the wing is continually works to improve,” Pearce said. “Our ability to adapt and prepare for tomorrow’s fight is pivotal in accomplishing the rescue and attack missions that we are tasked with.”

By ensuring the wing’s ability to wield combat rescue and attack airpower, it ensures the operational advantage needed to successfully outthink, outmaneuver and outfight our nation’s enemies.