Total Force Integration more than a buzz phrase at Offutt
Nebraska National Guard Lt. Col. Mike Holdcroft, 170th Operational Support Squadron commander, conducts a preflight inspection on one of the RC-135V/W Rivet Joint's four CFM International F108-CF-201 high-bypass turbofan engines Aug. 5, 2018 at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Holdcroft was the aircraft commander of a unique training sortie with a flight and mission-crew comprised almost exclusively of reserve component Airmen. The aircraft is an extensively modified C-135. The Rivet Joint's modifications are primarily related to its on-board sensor suite, which allows the mission crew to detect, identify and geolocate signals throughout the electromagnetic spectrum. The mission crew can then forward gathered information in a variety of formats to a wide range of consumers via Rivet Joint's extensive communications suite. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Drew Nystrom)

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