Joint F-35 Intel Training

Representatives from the Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy convened the first interservice board to develop intelligence training for the F-35, the Air Force announced. The Air Force’s Intelligence Realistic Training Review Board meets twice a year to modify the F-35 intelligence curriculum. The most recent meeting, which ended Dec. 2, was the first time Marines and sailors worked with the Air Force in such a forum, according to an Air Education and Training Command release. “It is important to get all of the community [subject matter experts] together one more time before the airframe goes [to initial operational capability] … so we can get a good solution for intelligence training requirements,” said Air Force Capt. Stephanie Fraioli, F-35A integrated formal training unit course chief for the 33rd Operations Support Squadron at Eglin AFB, Fla., which hosted the event. The board focused on new needs for the F-35 training, such as how to dual qualify airmen on both the F-35 and F-16 at Hill AFB, Utah. Because the three services will fly the F-35, there is a need to develop “comprehensive intelligence support” for the aircraft, according to the release.