Air National Guard hosts training exercise in Oklahoma City
BY NASREEN IQBAL NewsOK.com
Sunday, November 18, 2012
11/18/12 at 4:57 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - On a sunny Saturday morning military men and women from the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserves and Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron practiced a new training exercise known as the Multiple Aircraft Training Opportunity Program (MATOP) at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma City.
According to Jennifer Lavin, public affairs officer for Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, each member was there to prepare for natural disasters and future deployment.
On a stretch of clear landing ground, planes from Oklahoma, Mississippi, Tennessee, Maryland, Colorado and California awaited enthusiastic service personnel ready to learn the ins and outs of each aircraft.
"At any moment they might need to use any one of these planes," Lavin said. "With this program they can become familiar with all of them."
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Original Print Headline: Air Guard hosts OKC training camp
Air National Guard flight nurses and medical technicians load mock evacuee Sr. MSG James Owens onto a C17 during the 137th Air Refueling Wing Aeromedical Evacuation Training Exercise on Saturday. STEVE SISNEY / The Oklahoman