The day starts before the sun rises as Force Protection Airmen walk into the armory to arm up with a radio and baton. Once everyone has met up outside the dispatch facility, each individual flight has their guard mount briefings for the day. By this time the sun is rising and everyone is checking out vehicles to go pick up or meet the Other County Nationals they are escorting for the day.
The 380th Air Expeditionary Wing’s mission is to deliver airpower, defend against adversaries, and develop relationships. Without FP and OCNs working together, those priorities couldn’t be accomplished.