‘Green Goblin’ Is an Actual U.S. Air Force Exercise [VIDEO]

Paul Hair

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Culture affects everything. When the U.S. Air Force needed a name for a nighttime exercise for its combat cameramen and other airmen, someone must have associated the emerald glow of night vision equipment with Spider-Man villain Green Goblin and, voila, Exercise Green Goblin was born.

According to DVIDS, Green Goblin 19 took place at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. from Dec. 4-7, 2019. The exercise “trains and equips Airmen to operate night vision equipment so that they are able to procure imagery in low and no light situations.”

Top Video: 1st Combat Camera Airmen participate in exercise Green Goblin 19, Dec. 4-7, 2019, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Green Goblin 19. Video by Senior Airman Haley D. Phillips.

Note: The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.

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