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    Operation NOBLE EAGLE: Meet Airman 1st Class Lacy Ashcraft

    Operation NOBLE EAGLE: Meet Airman 1st Class Lacy Ashcraft

    Courtesy Photo | U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Lacy Ashcraft, aircrew flight equipment, 125th...... read more read more



    Story by Tech. Sgt. Chelsea Smith 

    125th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

    More than 100 airmen from the 125th Fighter Wing are deployed in support of Operation NOBLE EAGLE (ONE), an aerospace control and air defense mission to guard against potential adversaries in or around military installations, airports and other potential targets such as bridges, power plants, and port facilities.

    Since 2001, hundreds of Airmen from the 125th Fighter Wing have deployed in support of this homeland defense mission and contributed to more than 61,000 sorties flown since its initiation. During these combat air patrols, fighters have been diverted more than 2,350 times to investigate suspicious aircraft.

    In this series, we highlight the 125th Fighter Wing airmen behind the mission who are answering their nation’s call to protect our American values, people and property.

    Meet Airman 1st Class Lacy Ashcraft, aircrew flight equipment, 125th Operations Support Squadron

    Primary role during Operation NOBLE EAGLE:

    Ensuring the safety of our aircraft pilots by engaging in maintenance, inspection, repair, and adjustment, of aircrew flight equipment such as flight helmets, parachutes, and safety rafts.

    Most enjoyable aspect of supporting Operation NOBLE EAGLE and why?

    Meeting new people from our unit and others has been the most enjoyable aspect of the mission so far. I have expanded my network of friends in the military from which I have learned new things and had lots of laughs!

    Any notable achievements or “wins” by you or teammates while supporting Operation NOBLE EAGLE?

    My team has effectively organized our shop to run smoothly and we have worked together to solve problems from the minute we got here. I’m forever grateful to be on such an awesome team!

    Why are you proud to support this operation?

    I am proud to support this operation as it has strengthened my ability to react quickly to change, and ensures the safety of our Commander-in-Chief.



    Date Taken: 02.01.2022
    Date Posted: 02.01.2022 13:44
    Story ID: 413784

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