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435th AGOW Airmen highlight mission to 3rd AF leadership

Three people outside look at weather equipment.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kelly Blount, 66th Military Intelligence Brigade weather operations non-commissioned officer in charge, left, explains improvements in tactical weather equipment to Maj. Gen. Randall Reed, Third Air Force commander, middle, and Chief Master Sgt. Randy Kwiatkowski, Third Air Force command chief, right, at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, Germany, March 17, 2021. Blount provided an overview of the unit's innovative changes to make the gear more portable for quick employment. Third Air Force leadership spent two days visiting Airmen from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing and 435th Air Expeditionary Wing to better understand their capabilities and support they provide across Europe and Africa. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Daniel Sanchez)

People in a room look at charts

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Gregory Holst, 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron chief of weapons and tactics, right, points out detail on a chart to Maj. Gen. Randall Reed, Third Air Force commander, at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, Germany, March 17, 2021. Holst explained the various communications equipment carried by tactical air control party Airmen such as wearable wire antennas that makes them a walking weapon system. Third Air Force leadership spent two days visiting Airmen from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing and 435th Air Expeditionary Wing to understand their capabilities and support they provide across Europe and Africa. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Daniel Sanchez)

Two man stand speaking to each other with equipment in the background.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sean Scott, 1st Combat Communication Squadron radar airfield and weather systems technician, right, directs a demonstration of a quick set up of an all-terrain Vehicle mounted Tactical Air Navigation system for Maj. Gen Randall Reed, Third Air Force commander, left, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 18, 2021. The swift set up and break down time of this equipment was developed by the squadron to align with the Agile Combat Employment concept. Third Air Force leadership spent two days visiting Airmen from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing and 435th Air Expeditionary Wing to understand their capabilities and support they provide across Europe and Africa. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Daniel Sanchez)

Two men sit at a table with some equipment and tools

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Evan Andrea, 1st Communication Maintenance Squadron cable and antenna maintenance technician,right, demonstrates how to use a fiber optic connector kit to Chief Master Sgt. Randall Kwaitkowski, Third Air Force command chief, left, at Kapaun Air Station, Germany, March 18, 2021. The Installation and repair of fiber optic cables is crucial for fast communication between various service networks. Third Air Force leadership spent two days visiting Airmen from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing and 435th Air Expeditionary Wing to understand their capabilities and support they provide across Europe and Africa. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Daniel Sanchez)

Close up of hands using a machine to fuse two wires together.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Deantre Willis, 1st Communications Maintenance Squadron cable and antenna maintenance supervisor, demonstrates how to fusion splice two pieces of blue fiber optic cable with a splicer machine to Maj. Gen. Randall Reed, Third Air Force commander, at Kapaun Air Station, Germany, March 18, 2021. Proficiency with this equipment allows Airmen to quickly repair, extend, or replace sections of damaged cable and keep the mission going. Third Air Force leadership spent two days visiting Airmen from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing and 435th Air Expeditionary Wing to understand their capabilities and support they provide across Europe and Africa. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Daniel Sanchez)

A group of people speak while standing in a tent.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Randall Reed, Third Air Force Commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Randall Kwaitkowski, Third Air Force command chief, speak with Airmen from the 1st Air and Space Communications Operations Squadron inside a deployable tent at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 18, 2021. Reed specifically addressed junior Airmen on how visits like these inform senior leaders on the capabilities units are developing, as well as giving Airmen a chance to voice their ideas for improvement or innovation. Third Air Force leadership spent two days visiting Airmen from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing and 435th Air Expeditionary Wing to understand their capabilities and support they provide across Europe and Africa. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Daniel Sanchez)

Military members outside with equipment on tables.

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 435th Contingency Response Squadron showcase their tools and discuss their capabilities during a site visit from Maj. Gen. Randall Reed, Third Air Force commander, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 18, 2021. The squadron is equipped with air traffic control equipment, tools for rapid air field assessment as well as communications technology in order to open an operational airfield within four hours. Third Air Force leadership spent two days visiting Airmen from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing and 435th Air Expeditionary Wing to understand their capabilities and support they provide across Europe and Africa. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Daniel Sanchez)

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Third Air Force leadership spent two days visiting Airmen from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing and 435th Air Expeditionary Wing to understand their capabilities and support they provide across Europe and Africa.