Sabers excel in Exercise Excellent Fury

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Twelve members of the 752nd Operations Support Squadron, Sabers, traveled to Savannah, Georgia, in late July to take part in Exercise Excellent Fury to participate in hands-on training and maintenance capabilities.

Excellent Fury, hosted by the 134th Air Control Squadron, invited first-term Airmen and their leaders to gain valuable hands-on training experience with the Control and Reporting Center weapon system.

The first three days of the exercise were spent setting up the Tactical Operations Center. This included configuring the modular control equipment, with its supporting communication systems, enabling the mission crews to conduct Command and Control combat simulation training.

This physically laborious task taught the Airmen the importance of attention to detail, and allowed them to see how an operations support squadron can augment air control squadrons in a deployment environment.

“Oftentimes it is easy to get deep into the profession and not realize how much of an impact both sides have on each other,” noted Airman 1st Class Ervin Mooney, a cyber systems apprentice for the 752nd OSS.

After the compound was set up, training began on the operational equipment. These tasks included applying power to the computer shelter, modifying and running the appropriate scripts, logging into the workstations and troubleshooting each system.

The final day was spent with maintainers controlling tactical operations missions and communicating with pilots while operators were walked through the power on procedures and other vital equipment needed for mission success. Operation Excellent Fury allowed maintainers and operators to learn the capabilities of both career fields, conduct annual combat command and control training, and prepared the 752nd OSS to receive their own Tactical Air Operations Module equipment.