Airmen assigned to the 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, participated in an integrated combat turn exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Dec. 14, 2022.

An integrated combat turn exercise is rapidly rearming and refueling an aircraft while it is still running. The exercise provides realistic training opportunities, mimicking real world combat environments.

“We conducted this exercise to exercise all four components of what makes up a lead wing,” said Lt. Col. Craig Nordgren, 4th Fighter Wing chief of staff. “We have the lead wing command and control elements, the airbase squadron elements and up to two mission generation force elements.”

Integrated combat turn is focusing to decentralized command and control. Agile Combat Employment is the ability to project combat power at anytime, anywhere, all while remaining operationally unpredictable to complicate an adversary’s decision-making process.