Bamboo Eagle’s first flight

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The U.S. Air Force Warfare Center’s first iteration of Bamboo Eagle began on Jan. 26. The eight-day exercise will take place in various locations across the United States as well as designated sea and airspace in the eastern Pacific.

Red Flag 24-1 served as the tactical build up to the operational implementation of multi-domain, combat readiness training that is Bamboo Eagle.

“Bamboo Eagle is designed to provide advanced training in a disaggregated, multi-domain scenario in order to sustain and strengthen the ability of the joint and coalition force to prevail in conflict when necessary,” said Maj. Gen. Case Cunningham, USAFWC commander.

The inclusion of training in eastern Pacific Ocean and airspace allows for warfighters to train in a combat representative environment and will incorporate scenarios in the maritime domain. 

Warfighters will implement all-domain combat-power generation from multiple basing locations throughout the western part of the U.S., while conducting distributed command and control, agile logistics, and air-to-air refueling.

Over 3,000 U.S. service members across four branches are expected to fly, maintain and support more than 150 aircraft from over 20 units in multiple locations during Bamboo Eagle. Additionally, close to 300 of our allies and partners from the Royal Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force are participating to make our nations’ forces stronger. Bamboo Eagle is integrated by design to deepen the interoperability of our warfighting capabilities against potential aggression.