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Coalition live-fire exercise enhances Iraqi combat capabilities

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, commander of the U.S. Air Forces Central Command, shakes hands with an Iraqi Air Force student during an Iraqi Forward Area Controller qualification course at Besmayah Range, Iraq, March 6, 2018. The five-day event marked the first time IFACs exercised calling in airstrikes on the range, and their first time calling in live-fire from coalition aircraft. The Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, in conjunction with the Coalition Aviation Advisory and Training Team, coordinated the exercise, March 4-8, to certify newly trained IFACs and demonstrate progress made since their training started in December 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sean Martin)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Sean Martin
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