Friday, November 18, 2016

Carter joins exercise

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter joined in a training exercise here with special tactics airmen and Army Green Berets early Thursday. He toured the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Headquarters at Hurlburt Field and met with base commanders before the hour-long exercise with a special forces assault team in a simulated hostage rescue that included landing in two CV 22 Ospreys and assaulting a mock target. In the drill Carter called in an air strike involving an F-35, C-130 gunship and a U28 surveillance aircraft. During a news conference later Thursday, Carter said the training simulated scenarios that U.S. forces face in locations around the world. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 11/18/16)