819th RED HORSE Squadron conducts deployment readiness training

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  • By Senior Airman Mary Bowers
  • 341st Missile Wing Public Affairs

In preparation for the 819th RED HORSE Squadron’s upcoming Air Force Generation deployment cycle, a 32-person team, led by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Ford, executed a 3,500-square-foot K-Span at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont.

Over a six-week span, a total of 60 personnel from the vertical flight will receive Ultimate Building Machine (UBM) maintenance and operations training in conjunction with actual execution, which is invaluable training for the RED HORSE mission.

RED HORSE stands for Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer.

Ford’s team, Large Vertical Team 2, consists of 32 personnel from eight different Air Force Specialty Codes all working together as multi-capable Airmen. Troop training projects like these are key to the unit meeting their mission-essential tasks and being prepared to execute their mission while deployed.