Airmen from McConnell’s 22nd Air Refueling Wing and 350th Air Refueling Squadron participated in a Multi-Lateral Exercise and Training (MLAT) at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. The program provided a unique opportunity for intra-service training and to sharpen skillsets in various deployment scenarios.

During the training, Airmen from multiple career fields had the chance to experience how to perform their job while deployed. This included Maintenance, Intelligence, Squadron Aviation and Resource Management, Combat Crew Communications, and Aircrew.

“The MLAT is a tool for military personnel to hone their skills and prepare for real-world scenarios,” said Lt Col Justin Skinner, 22nd Operations Group. “With a focus on safety and the opportunity to learn from one another, the MLAT program is a valuable resource for military members, veterans, and civilians alike.”

Safety is always a top priority during MLAT. All the standard safety measures in place when operating at McConnell remain in place when deployed. Therefore, increased focus on operational risk management by crews and staff provide the right balance between safety and the achievement of training objectives.