Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. –
The U.S. military recently teamed up with the Colombian Aerospace Force to showcase bilateral cooperation and a commitment to enhancing military readiness in the Ángel de los Andes and Relámpago VIII exercises, hosted in Colombia in August and September 2023. Teams from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Space Force, Navy, Coast Guard, and Marines trained alongside their Colombian counterparts to reinforce the thriving partnership between the two nations.
U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew Vollkommer, 612th Air Operations Center commander, served as exercise director for Ángel de los Andes and Relámpago VIII. He said holding the exercises concurrently gave units the chance to practice executing multiple missions simultaneously, better aligning with how militaries must operate in the real world.
“We developed a strong bond,” he said. “Anytime you’re thinking about crisis response,…
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