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U.S. Air Force Technical Sgt. Zackery Payne, an aircraft maintainer, assigned to the 130th Maintenance Group, Charleston, W.Va. salutes an aircraft prior to taking off during the unit’s Fly Away Readiness Exercise (FLARE), March 30, 2023, at the Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC), Gulfport, MS. FLARE is a commander directed readiness exercise designed to inform commanders of their units’ ability to deploy using the Agile Combat Employment (ACE) model. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 2nd Lt. De-Juan Haley)
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