Operation Green Flight

Operation Green Flight creates opportunities for the 446 AW members to review their readiness and allow Airmen to observe another unit’s training.

The airman had to choose from three unique experiences:

  • Flying on a C-17 Globemaster III
  • Riding a razor
  • Participating in a Security Forces’ virtual reality weapons simulator (MILO Range Simulator)

“In my opinion, it is extremely important that all career fields have a first-hand experience on what it is to make split-second decisions,” Staff Sgt. Cody Ryan said. “To show how quickly things can escalate and how fast of a response you need to have to save yourself and/or others.”


When Tech. Sgt. Nick Caron, a loadmaster assigned to the 728th Airlift Squadron, entered a conference room in the 446th Airlift Wing headquarters building on Saturday, Oct. 15, he was declared “ready.”

With that declaration, he got to choose between flying on a C-17 Globemaster III, riding a razor, or participating in a security forces’ virtual reality weapons simulator.

Choosing between the three options for Caron was part of Operation Green Flight, an avenue for the 446th Airlift Wing to review the readiness of the wing and give Airmen an opportunity to observe another unit’s training.


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Allen, Candice. “Operation Green Flight Takes Off.” 446th Airlift Wing, October 20, 2022,