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Units focus on bringing better capabilities to warfighters

by 1st Lt. Larry van der Oord
Air Force C2ISR Center Public Affairs

2/9/2007 - LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. (AFNEWS) -- Senior leaders from Air Mobility Command, the Electronic System Center, and the Air Force Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center gathered for the 11th Exchange Day among the three organizations Feb. 7 here.

Beginning in 2001, the biannual event has brought leadership together and provided a constructive forum for addressing complex C2ISR issues of mutual interest among the different organizations.

Maj. Gen. Kevin J. Kennedy, the AFC2ISRC commander, hosted the event. More than 40 people attended, including Lt. Gen. Christopher A. Kelly, the AMC vice commander; Maj. Gen. Quentin L. Peterson, the AMC director of operations, and Frances A. Duntz, the ESC executive director.

Exchange days provide members from all three organizations a rare opportunity for a face-to-face interchange to address and discuss different challenges. The most pressing topic was honing the Air Force's C2ISR efforts to help win the war on terrorism.

During his opening remarks, General Kennedy said the exchanges help promote cooperation and work to bring better capabilities to the warfighters.

"Representing the warfighters' interests is our core business," he said.

Exchange Day attendees discussed a variety of issues including, the transitioning role of the AFC2ISRC, global interoperability between systems, data link integration, the AMC daily need for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and a consolidated air mobility planning system update.

The AFC2ISRC has an exchange day planned at Peterson AFB, Colo., with Air Force Space Command at the end of February. The next AMC and ESC Exchange Day is scheduled for July at Scott AFB, Ill.



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