What U.S. airmen are doing instead of training against new-generation threats

What U.S. airmen are doing instead of training against new-generation threats
Defending the nation. (Image: Department of Defense)

[Ed. – We have to acknowledge that it is cheaper to have airmen play Hungry Hungry Hippos than to have pilots train against 5th-gen air superiority fighters.]

Airmen at Travis Air Force Base in California are playing life-size games of Hungry Hungry Hippos for training.

The 60th Air Mobility Wing public affairs office posted seven photos of members of the Air Force playing the children’s game last week.

“Airmen launch into a life-size version of ‘Hungry Hungry Hippos’ as part of a team building experience during Wingman Day activities,” a caption reads. “The Wingman Day program provides training, and hands-on participation exercises for Airmen and frontline supervisors to enhance their ability to recognize and effectively intervene with other Airmen in distress, utilizing the PRESS (Prepare, Recognize, Engage, Send, and Sustain) model.”

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