JSTARS trains in world-wide exercise from the comfort of home

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Toby, 16th Airborne Command and Control Squadron air weapons officer, works alongside Cmdr. Mike Reed, U.S. Navy Third Fleet liaison officer, from a simulated E-8C Joint STARS operator workstation during Coalition Virtual Flag 13-4, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., Sept. 18, 2013. Exercise planners and aviators from the 116th and 461st Air Control wings, participated in the virtual exercise along with units from 23 different locations worldwide including Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. Reed spent the week with JSTARS operators to learn more about how the Navy can benefit from the command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities of the Joint STARS platform. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Roger Parsons/Released) (Portions of the photo have been blurred and the full name of the aviator has been withheld for security purposes)

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