DM Airmen participate in Lead Wing and Red Flag-Rescue exercises

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Tucson residents may notice unfamiliar military aircraft operating out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, during advanced training held May 9-20, 2022.

The installation continues to serve as a premier hub for the U.S. Air Force’s rescue and attack missions, credited to the recurring advanced training methods exercised by the 355th Wing, the 414th Combat Training Squadron’s Detachment 1 and the joint and multinational units that participate in exercises hosted at DM.

From May 9-13, Bushwhacker 22-03 will reinforce the evolving agile combat employment and Lead Wing concepts. 355th Wing Airmen will test and refine their command and control capabilities and new staff construct during this exercise. 

Simultaneously, Red Flag-Rescue 22-1 is scheduled to take place May 9-20 to provide realistic and relevant air-to-surface integration combat search and rescue training. Red-Flag Rescue 22-1 participants include units from the U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, Navy, Marines, Army, and allied partners.

Aircraft and personnel participating in the training events will be operating out of DM, however, training scenarios will be conducted in military training areas across southern Arizona and western New Mexico.

Photos and video of these training events will be made available at: