Readiness needs spur training, manpower changes for high-altitude ISR fleets

By Rachel Cohen / December 6, 2018 at 12:58 PM
BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, CA -- As tensions flared between the United States and North Korea over nuclear proliferation last year, the 9th Reconnaissance Wing saw an opportunity to ask: Are we ready to go to war somewhere new? The answer, according to wing commander Col. Andy Clark, was yes -- sort of. "We're pretty heavily committed in all of our operating locations, obviously in the desert quite a bit," Clark told Inside Defense here Nov. 30. "Our readiness...

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