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Laughlin XLer: Capt. Jordan Ediger

Laughlin members welcome back participants in “Operation XL,” on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 5, 2016. “Operation XL” was a mock deployment held by the Airman and Family Readiness Center for base and local children to experience what a deployment could be like for military members. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Daniel Hambor)

Capt. Jordan Ediger, 47th Flying Training Wing Inspector General chief of wing exercises (center), accepts the “XLer of the Week” award from Col. Thomas Shank, 47th Flying Training Wing commander (left), and Chief Master Sgt. George Richey, 47th FTW command chief (right), on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, March 15, 2017. The XLer is a weekly award chosen by wing leadership and is presented to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and Laughlin. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Daniel Hambor)

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Unit and job title: 47th Flying Training Wing Inspector General chief of wing exercises

Why he XLed: Capt. Jordan Ediger instituted the first ever three-year wing emergency management goal, finding challenge areas to focus and exercise, and ultimately keeping Laughlin prepared. Ediger energized active shooter awareness on base, leading a three-hour training with seven different experts on the subject, sharing life-saving skills with 67 personnel. Ediger expanded the base exercise’s table top planning process, coordinating and synchronizing 122 on and off-base players. He led the wing exercise when it was performed, managing 57 wing inspections teams and 99 objectives, lighting the way forward for future concepts of operations. Ediger also authored Laughlin’s exercise operating instruction, laying a comprehensive foundation and expectations for the wing, aligning the base with headquarters’ guidelines.