JSTARS hosts large joint-force exercise: integrates with Navy’s P-8A for simulated war at sea

U.S. Air Force Capt. Dean Daly II, navigator with the 116th Air Control Wing (ACW), Georgia Air National Guard, inputs coordinates and performs a systems check aboard an E-8C Joint STARS prior to a mission in the Boars Nest 2015 exercise, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., Aug. 20, 2015. The 116th ACW hosted the eighth annual Boars Nest Large Force Exercise bringing together more than 20 joint-force units and 55 different aircraft for aircrew training in a realistic land and maritime threat environment. Crews flying the E-8C Joint STARS manned platform, used their unique battle management, command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities, integrated with other Air National Guard, Air Force, Navy, and Marine aircraft, to complete maritime and land-based missions during the exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Roger Parsons/Released) (Portions of photo blurred for security purposes)

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