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Title: Lead Wing

Action: Screen begins with fighter planes in the background, flying in formation over the desert. The first of the following bullets is showing high screen center. The rest of the bullets are shown in support of the narration:

Voice: Each AEF has a designated lead wing that may provide tactical level leadership for the AEF along with operational and support elements to meet the supported combatant commander or Commander of Air Force Forces requirements. Lead wing commanders are responsible for training within their own wings and also for certifying the wing’s combat capability. However, lead wing commanders are neither responsible for the training of other units assigned to their AEF nor for certifying the readiness of those units for deployments. Responsibility for the training of units assigned to an AEF rests with the parent wing. Lead wing commanders do not command the AEF. If deployed to an expeditionary location where there is no pre-existing command structure, the lead wing commander falls under the command of the gaining combatant commander or the designated joint force commander.

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