132d ISRG supports first ever Exercise PAC Fury
By Tech. Sgt. Michael J. Kelly, 132d Wing Public Affairs
/ Published March 31, 2021
Des Moines, Iowa --
Members of the 132d Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance Group of the Iowa Air National Guard, in Des Moines, Iowa supported the first ever Exercise PAC Fury.
PAC FURY 21-2 was the Air Force’s first ever distributed operations exercise utilizing outside agencies and units from their home station. 132 ISRG was one of three National Guard units to volunteer and participate in the exercise.
“The 613th Air Operations Center staff was extremely pleased and impressed with the quantity and quality of the tasks that were completed by the 132d team,” said Lt. Col. Mark Williams, 132d Intelligence Support Squadron commander. “This exercise assisted in rebuilding our military readiness which may have suffered during a pandemic yet strengthened our relationship with the 613th AOC whom we are regionally aligned with for support.”
132d ISRG members, working remotely from the Des Moines Air Base, were able to complete proficiency training by developing methods, techniques and utilizing technology for both learning and execution during decision making process spanning the range of military operations.
132 ISRG was primarily used to create targeting packages which were used to brief the officer-in-charge in order to approve sensitive targets to be actioned against.
As targets were struck in the scenario, the 132d Analysts had to update the target lists and provide feedback of what was struck or needed re-attacked. They also nominated targets and facilities to be vetted for strike approval.
The exercise saved Pacific Air Force (PACAF) significant money by executing in a distributed manner during a pandemic by saving travel dollars to the area of operation and showing readiness to the Joint Finance Appropriation Committee.