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Title: AEF Force Alignment

Action: Screen begins with a graphic of the United States and several text boxes emanating from from different areas of the country representing different units in a notional AEF. Corresponding text boxes are highlighted when mentioned in the narration.

Voice: Let’s examine what an AEF looks like. This chart represents the capabilities in a notional AEF. Units on this screen represent a cross section of the weapons systems assigned to the AEF. Active duty units are depicted in blue, Air National Guard Units are in yellow, and Air Force Reserve units are in red. Each unit contributes a specific capability to the AEF. For instance, active duty units from McGuire and Travis provide airlift capability through KC-10 aircraft.

Action: Corresponding text box is highlighted when mentioned in the narration. Other highlights are removed.

Voice: Air National Guard units from South Dakota and Iowa provide air superiority through F-16 aircraft.

Action: Corresponding text box is highlighted when mentioned in the narration. Other highlights are removed.

Voice: Finally, reserve units from Fort Worth, Hill, Homestead, and Luke provide precision guided munitions support through F-16 CG aircraft. This alignment of forces illustrates how the Total Force concept is used to provide the necessary warfighting capabilities to the AEF.

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