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Swift Response 21: 435th CRG showcases readiness, interoperability

Airman connecting a generator.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Chad A. Dethloff, 435th Contingency Response Squadron aerospace ground equipment apprentice, connects a generator to a junction box during exercise Swift Response 21 at Pápa Air Base, Hungary, May 5, 2021. The exercise increased tactical readiness ofparticipants through challenging and realistic training in a simulated contested environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John R. Wright)

Airmen sitting next to a satellite antenna.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jeffery Cameron, 435th Contingency Response Squadron network technician, left, and Staff Sgt. James Godfrey, 435th CRS satellite communications technician, initialize services after setting up an inflatable satellite antenna during exercise Swift Response 21 at Pápa Air Base, Hungary, May 6, 2021. Swift Response 21 included airborne operations in Estonia, Bulgaria and Romania involving more than 7,000 troops from 11 countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John R. Wright)

Airman walking with a measuring wheel.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cortavious Stepney, 435th Contingency Response Squadron aircraft maintenance journeyman, gathers measurements for a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft flight plan during exercise Swift Response 21 at Pápa Air Base, Hungary, May 6, 2021. Exercise Swift Response is an annual large-scale U.S. Army Europe and Africa-led, multinational, joint exercise designed to build strategic and operational readiness and interoperability between U.S., NATO allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John R. Wright)

Airmen operating a forklift.

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 435th Contingency Response Squadron cross-train on 10K forklift operations during exercise Swift Response 21 at Pápa Air Base, Hungary, May 6, 2021. The exercise was an opportunity for Airmen to learn skills outside their primary job, further progressing their multi-capable status. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John R. Wright)

Close-up of chemical detection kit.

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Corrine Vann, 435th Contingency Response Support Squadron airfield operations officer, tests for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents with an M256 kit during exercise Swift Response 21 at Pápa Air Base, Hungary, May 7, 2021. The exercise highlighted agile combat employment initiatives through joint and combined training on simulated scenarios like exposure to environmental hazards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John R. Wright)

Two Airmen standing next to an IV.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Talon Miner, 435th Contingency Response Support Squadron flight surgeon, right, cross-trains Staff Sgt. Matthew Oiler, 435th Security Forces Squadron ground combat readiness training center instructor, on advanced combat life saver skills during exercise Swift Response 21 at Pápa Air Base, Hungary, May 7, 2021. In support of the National Defense Strategy and NATO deterrence objectives, Swift Response 21 built strategic readiness by mobilizing and deploying forces, sustaining them in a crisis training environment and redeploying them when their mission was complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John R. Wright)

Airmen standing next to Humvee.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Denis Pendergrass, left, and Senior Airman Trent Sloan, both 435th Contingency Response Squadron mobile aerial port journeymen, perform a joint inspection on a U.S. Army up-armored Humvee during exercise Swift Response 21 at Pápa Air Base, Hungary, May 9, 2021. The exercise highlighted joint and coalition interoperability and readiness between U.S. military, allies and partner nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John R. Wright)

Close-up of hands securing chains.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jorge Garcia-Hernandez, 7th Airlift Squadron airdrop loadmaster, trains Airmen assigned to the 435th Contingency Response Group and U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team on properly restraining vehicles that are loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during exercise Swift Response 21 at Pápa Air Base, Hungary, May 9, 2021. The exercise highlighted agile combat employment initiatives through joint and combined training, and allowed military personnel to sharpen their expeditionary skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John R. Wright)

Airmen securing vehicles with chains.

U.S. Air Force Airmen and U.S. Army Soldiers train side-by-side on C-17 Globemaster III aircraft heavy equipment loading during exercise Swift Response 21 at Pápa Air Base, Hungary, May 9, 2021. The large-scale movements of troops and equipment required extensive support from the host nation, and, as a NATO ally, Hungary maintained and sustained those deployed forces to improve military mobility and flexibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John R. Wright)

PAPA AIR BASE, Hungary --

The 435th Contingency Response Group, assigned to the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, showcased strategic readiness and interoperability during exercise Swift Response 21 at Pápa Air Base, Hungary, May 5-14, 2021.

The exercise highlighted agile combat employment initiatives through joint and combined training in a simulated contested environment.