Caption: BGen Wayne Eyre speaks to Canadian Armed Forces members as they prepare for the Joint Operational Access Exercise
13 (JOAX 13) held at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
At the direction of the AP3 general officer steering committee, observation teams visited Fort Drum, New York, Fort Benning, Georgia, and Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to assess deployment readiness for the Army's Global Response Force using the XVIII Airborne Corps' Joint Operational Access Exercise
as the platform.
In late June 2013, the 82nd Airborne Division conducted its quarterly Joint Operational Access Exercise
(JOAX) 13-03 to train for its Global Response Force (GRF) mission and move forward in resetting the division's GRF readiness cycle after 12 years of combat deployments.
The Army's most recent Joint Operational Access exercise
integrated the predeployment certification of the 317th Airlift Group with airborne JFE by the 82nd Headquarters and a reinforced airborne Brigade Combat Team to seize two airfields simultaneously, evacuate U.S.
About 70 Airmen assigned to the 621st Contingency Response Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., and 50 Soldiers assigned to the 688th Rapid Port Opening Element at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., took part in Joint Operational Access Exercise
12-02 at Mackall Army Airfield, N.C.