183d Wing Airmen Take Part in REAPER Course

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  • By A1c Dillon Ballowe
ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAPITAL AIRPORT, Ill. – Twenty-three airmen from multiple 183d Wing squadrons are taking part in a three-day course that teaches the skills needed to design, execute, and evaluate readiness exercises Aug. 29-31.
The Readiness Exercise Advanced Planning, Execution, and Reporting (REAPER) course, is designed to equip wings with the skills necessary to develop realistic exercises that can effectively gauge their readiness against high level adversaries.
It covers each phase of the readiness exercise process; beginning with the design and planning, then moving into execution and evaluation, and concluding with assessing and reporting.
Among the skills being taught are how to write mission essential tasks to exercises and how to evaluate tasks in a Contested Degradation Operationally limited environment.
The course is meant to instill confidence in units their readiness exercise execution and reporting accurately reflects their units capabilities.
The skills being learned will be used to enhance the three readiness exercises that the wing has planned leading up to a 2024 Large Readiness Exercise.