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During an Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) "Condition Red", personnel assigned to the 169th Fighter Wing, McEntire Air National Guard Station, South Carolina don the chemical warfare gear

During an Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) "Condition Red", security police augmentees apprehend an intruder on the flight line of McEntire Air National Guard Station, S.C., home of the Air National Guard's F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 169th Fighter Wing

During an Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) it was business as usual for the 169th Fighter Wing's maintenance personnel as they service the mobile oxygen carts near the flight line of McEntire Air National Guard Station, S.C., home of the Air National Guard's F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 169th Fighter Wing

Colonel Laposa, Commander, 55th Communication Group, and Lieutenant Colonel Ankrom, Commander, 755th Communication Squadron, talk with Visual Information personnel, MASTER SGT. Keith Reed and STAFF SGT. Willis, during the Operational Readiness Exercise

A simulated casualty is carried away from the exercise area as part of the Operational Readiness Exercise. The participants waring full chemical warfare gear use the skills learned during Self-Aid and Buddy Care training

Wearing full chemical warfare gear, participants in the Operational Readiness Exercise carry a simulated casualty on a litter toward a waiting ambulance. The participants use the skills learned during Self-Aid and Buddy Care training

A1C Tracy Pardo, 55th Security Police Squadron, mans an M-60 machine gun in a fortified, sandbagged bunker position near the base perimeter. AIRMAN Pardo is participating in the Operational Readiness Exercise at the Ability to Survive and Operate (ATSO) north area in preparation for an upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection at the base

SRA Robert Rudesill, 55th Services Squadron, serves up a hot meal during lunch at the field kitchen located in the Ability to Survive and Operate (ATSO) north area. AIRMAN Rudesill is participating in a Operational Readiness Exercise

SSGT William Arledge, and MSGT Michael Prarie, electricians with the 55th Civil Engineer Squadron, use "manpower" to swap out a simulated failed power generator. The generator was used to power the Ability to Survive and Operate (ATSO) north area in the Operational Readiness Exercise scenario

SSGT Gisela Carter, (right) Yellow team shift leader with the 55th Medical Operations Group Family Health Center, aids AMN Christian Zausnig, squadron administrative third party liability clerk with the 55th Medical Group, suffering from a simulated arm trauma after an attack in the Ability to Survive and Operate (ATSO) north area. SSGT Carter and AMN Zausnig are participating in the base Operational Readiness Exercise in preparation for an upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection

Fire fighters with the 55th Civil Engineer Squadron's Fire Department fill a temporary water reservoir for use during the Operational Readiness Exercise at the Ability to Survive and Operation (ATSO) north area in preparation for an upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection at the base

A1C Davonda St. Claire, 55th Supply Squadron mobility specialist, inspects chemical warfare deployment bags at the mobility processing center in preparation for an Operational Readiness Exercise

Members of the 116th Bomb Wing, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, assess the simulated injured in the Casualty Collection Point tent at the Combat Readiness Training Center in Savannah, Georgia, during the Operational Readiness Exercise

Members of the 116th Bomb Wing, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, transport the simulated injured in the Casualty Collection Point (CCP) at the Combat Readiness Training Center in Savannah, Georgia, during the Operational Readiness Exercise

Members of the 116th Bomb Wing, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, change chemical warfare suits in the Apple Orchard at the Combat Readiness Training Center in Savannah, Georgia, during the Operational Readiness Exercise

After being attacked in a chemical warfare scenario and going to condition Black, a member of the 116th Bomb Wing (BW) decontaminates a truck during an Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE)

A member of the 116th Bomb Wing, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is almost finished with a chemical warfare suit change in the Apple Orchard at the Combat Readiness Training Center in Savannah, Georgia, during the Operational Readiness Exercise

Using Buddy Care techniques, US Air Force STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Elmore and MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) McKenzie, Visual Information members of the 116th Bomb Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, fabricate a make-shift splint from various on-hand materials available, an monopod and some boxes, for the simulated injured leg of MSGT Hall during the Operational Readiness Exercise

A medical technician from the 116th Bomb Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, gives a thumbs up during the Operational Readiness Exercise

Survival Recovery Center members of the 116th Bomb Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, wait to hear reports from the field during the Operational Readiness Exercise

Members of the 116th Bomb Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, demonstrate the proper way to remove a contaminated chemical warfare ensemble during the Operational Readiness Exercise

US Air Force personnel STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Elmore, SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Hughes, SSGT Petrella, and Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Cowan, Visual Information personnel of the 116th Bomb Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, are being instructed by an on-site medic upon arrival at the Casualty Collection Point with a simulated injured MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Hall during the Operational Readiness Exercise

US Air Force personnel Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Hines and TSGT Backus, finance officers assigned to the 116th Bomb Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, take advantage of a lull in the war, and process payroll paperwork during the Operational Readiness Exercise

Using Buddy Care techniques, US Air Force STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Elmore, SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Hughes, SSGT Petrella, and Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Cowan, all members of the 116th Bomb Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, transport a simulated injured MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Hall to the Casualty Collection Point during the Operational Readiness Exercise

Using Buddy Care techniques, members of the 116th Bomb Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, transport a simulated wounded victim during the Operational Readiness Exercise

US Air Force Technical Sergeant Lorna Essick of the 116th Bomb Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, takes cover while under a simulated attack during the Operational Readiness Exercise

US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Lois Schmidt of the 116th Bomb Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, tries to determine if a simulated attack is over during the Operational Readiness Exercise

The Intelligence staff of the 116th Bomb Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, demonstrate how to take cover while under a simulated attack during the Operational Readiness Exercise

US Air Force Captain Harris-Lamkin, a chaplain assigned to the 116th Bomb Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, comforts a simulated wounded victim during the Operational Readiness Exercise

Air National Guard member SENIOR AIRMAN Jennifer Link deployed from the152nd Aerial Port Flight (APF) Reno, Nevada, to the Mississippi National Guard's Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center (Gulfport CRTC) loads unit weapons into the central armory during the 14th Air Expeditionary Wing IGX5A. IGX5A is an Operational Readiness exercise (ORI) simulating the deployment of an Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) to a forward operating location, and is designed to evaluate the readiness of US Air Force personnel. Located in Gulfport, MS the CRTC's mission is to provide an integrated, year-round, realistic training environment to include airspace, ranges, systems, facilities and equipment for ...

US Air Force maintainer SENIOR AIRMAN Rob Russell deployed from 1ST Combat Camera Squadron, Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina, looks for a viable spot to deploy an International Marine/Maritime Satellite (INMARSAT) antenna at the Mississippi National Guard's Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center (Gulfport CRTC) during the 14th Air Expeditionary Wing IGX5A. IGX5A is an Operational Readiness exercise (ORI) simulating the deployment of an Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) to a forward operating location, and is designed to evaluate the readiness of US Air Force personnel. Located in Gulfport, MS, the CRTC's mission is to provide an integrated, year-round, realistic training ...

Air National Guard members deployed from the 136th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) Fort Worth, Texas, to the Mississippi National Guard's Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center (Gulfport CRTC), inprocess during the 14th Air Expeditionary Wing IGX5A. IGX5A is an Operational Readiness exercise (ORI) simulating the deployment of an Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) to a forward operating location, and is designed to evaluate the readiness of US Air Force personnel. Located in Gulfport, MS the CRTC's mission is to provide an integrated, year-round, realistic training environment to include airspace, ranges, systems, facilities and equipment for units to enhance their capability and combat ...

US Air Force maintainer SENIOR AIRMAN Rob Russell and video flight commander US Air Force Captain Douglas Shahan deployed from 1ST Combat Camera Squadron, Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina, aim an International Marine/Maritime Satellite (INMARSAT) antenna at the Mississippi National Guard's Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center (Gulfport CRTC) during the 14th Air Expeditionary Wing IGX5A. IGX5A is an Operational Readiness exercise (ORI) simulating the deployment of an Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) to a forward operating location, and is designed to evaluate the readiness of US Air Force personnel. Located in Gulfport, MS, the CRTC's mission is to provide an integrated, ...

An Air National Guard member deployed from the 152nd Aerial Port Flight (APF) Reno, Nevada, to the Mississippi National Guard's Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center (Gulfport CRTC) prepares to move equipment during the 14th Air Expeditionary Wing IGX5A. IGX5A is an Operational Readiness exercise (ORI) simulating the deployment of an Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) to a forward operating location, and is designed to evaluate the readiness of U.S. Air Force personnel. Located in Gulfport, MS, the CRTC's mission is to provide an integrated, year-round, realistic training environment to include airspace, ranges, systems, facilities and equipment for units to enhance their capability and ...

Air National Guard member SENIOR AIRMAN Scott Link deployed from the152nd Aerial Port Flight (APF) Reno, Nevada, to the Mississippi National Guard's Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center (Gulfport CRTC) loads unit weapons into the central armory during the 14th Air Expeditionary Wing IGX5A. IGX5A is an Operational Readiness exercise (ORI) simulating the deployment of an Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) to a forward operating location, and is designed to evaluate the readiness of US Air Force personnel. Located in Gulfport, MS the CRTC's mission is to provide an integrated, year-round, realistic training environment to include airspace, ranges, systems, facilities and equipment for units...

Air National Guard members deployed from the 136th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) Fort Worth, Texas, to the Mississippi National Guard's Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center (Gulfport CRTC) set up a flight line security communications center during the 14th Air Expeditionary Wing IGX5A. IGX5A is an Operational Readiness exercise (ORI) simulating the deployment of an Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) to a forward operating location, and is designed to evaluate the readiness of U.S. Air Force personnel. Located in Gulfport, MS, the CRTC's mission is to provide an integrated, year-round, realistic training environment to include airspace, ranges, systems, facilities and equipment for units...

Air National Guard member SENIOR AIRMAN Jennifer Link deployed from the152nd Aerial Port Flight (APF) Reno, Nevada, to the Mississippi National Guard's Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center (Gulfport CRTC) loads unit weapons, like this rifle, into the central armory during the 14th Air Expeditionary Wing IGX5A. IGX5A is an Operational Readiness exercise (ORI) simulating the deployment of an Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) to a forward operating location, and is designed to evaluate the readiness of US Air Force personnel. Located in Gulfport, MS, the CRTC's mission is to provide an integrated, year-round, realistic training environment to include airspace, ranges, systems, facilities ...

Air National Guard member Technical Sergeant George Ward deployed from the186th Aerial Refuel Wing (ARW) Meridian, Mississippi, to the National Guard's Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center (Gulfport CRTC), Mississippi, loads unit weapons into the central armory during the 14th Air Expeditionary Wing IGX5A. IGX5A is an Operational Readiness exercise (ORI) simulating the deployment of an Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) to a forward operating location, and is designed to evaluate the readiness of U.S. Air Force personnel. Located in Gulfport, MS, the CRTC's mission is to provide an integrated, year-round, realistic training environment to include airspace, ranges, systems, facilities and ...

Air National Guard member Technical Sergeant Diago Leal deployed from the136th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) Fort Worth, Texas, to the Mississippi National Guard's Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center (Gulfport CRTC) performs operations checks on Land Mobile Radios (LMRs) during the 14th Air Expeditionary Wing IGX5A. IGX5A is an Operational Readiness exercise (ORI) simulating the deployment of an Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) to a forward operating location, and is designed to evaluate the readiness of US Air Force personnel. Located in Gulfport, MS, the CRTC's mission is to provide an integrated, year-round, realistic training environment to include airspace, ranges, systems, ...

US Air Force Captain Douglas Shahan deployed from 1ST Combat Camera Squadron, Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina, looks for viable spot to deploy an International Marine/Maritime Satellite (INMARSAT) antenna at the Mississippi National Guard's Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center (Gulfport CRTC) during the 14th Air Expeditionary Wing IGX5A. IGX5A is an Operational Readiness exercise (ORI) simulating the deployment of an Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) to a forward operating location, and is designed to evaluate the readiness of US Air Force personnel. Located in Gulfport, MS, the CRTC's mission is to provide an integrated, year-round, realistic training environment to include ...

A member of the 7th Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, monitors radios during an engine running offload of a C-130 Hercules aircraft at the Hagler Army Air Field, Hattisburg, Mississippi. Members of the 7th Wing are deployed to Gulfport, Mississippi, and forward deployed to Hagler while participating in exercise IGX-5. IGX-5 is an ORI (Operational Readiness Exercise) simulating the deployment of an Air Expeditionary Force to a forward operating location. The exercise, which lasts just under a week, is designed to evaluate the readiness of US Air Force personnel

A loadmaster from the 136th Airlift Wing (AW), Fort Worth, Texas, chains down a grader on to a C-130 Hercules aircraft at the Gulfport Guard Combat Training Center, Mississippi. Members of the 136th AW are deployed to Gulfport, Mississippi, participating in exercise IGX-5. IGX-5 is an ORI (Operational Readiness Exercise) simulating the deployment of an Air Expeditionary Force to a forward operating location. The exercise, which lasts just under a week, is designed to evaluate the readiness of US Air Force personnel

Members of the 136th Security Forces Squadron, Fort Worth, Texas, check identification at the Gulfport Guard Combat Training Center, Mississippi. Members of the 136th Airlift Wing are deployed to Gulfport, Mississippi, to participate in exercise IGX-5. IGX-5 is an ORI (Operational Readiness Exercise) simulating the deployment of an Air Expeditionary Force to a forward operating location. The exercise, which lasts just under a week, is designed to evaluate the readiness of US Air Force personnel

Members of the 156th Airlift Wing (AW), Nevada Air National Guard, Reno, Nevada, perform an engine running offload of a C-130 Hercules aircraft at the Hagler Army Air Field, Hattisburg, Mississippi. Members of the 156th AW are deployed to Gulfport, Mississippi, to participate in exercise IGX-5. IGX-5 is an ORI (Operational Readiness Exercise) simulating the deployment of an Air Expeditionary Force to a forward operating location. The exercise, which lasts just under a week, is designed to evaluate the readiness of US Air Force personnel

A loadmaster from the 136th Airlift Wing (AW), Fort Worth, Texas, marshalls a grader on to a C-130 Hercules aircraft at the Gulfport Guard Combat Training Center, Mississippi. Members of the 136th AW are deployed to Gulfport, Mississippi, participating in exercise IGX-5. IGX-5 is an ORI (Operational Readiness Exercise) simulating the deployment of an Air Expeditionary Force to a forward operating location. The exercise, which lasts just under a week, is designed to evaluate the readiness of US Air Force personnel

US Navy Seabees help members of the 136th Airlift Wing (AW), Fort Worth, Texas, load a bulldozer onto a C-130 Hercules aircraft at the Gulfport Guard Combat Training Center, Mississippi. Members of the 136th AW are deployed to Gulfport, Mississippi, participating in exercise IGX-5. IGX-5 is an ORI (Operational Readiness Exercise) simulating the deployment of an Air Expeditionary Force to a forward operating location. The exercise, which lasts just under a week, is designed to evaluate the readiness of US Air Force personnel

Technical Sergeant (TSGT), Eric Fazekas, USAF, 4th Communications Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC assists in setting up a Tempra Tents during the Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE), conducted by the Squadron

USAF personnel assigned to the 4th Communications Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC set up Tempra Tents during the Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE), conducted by the Squadron

Two members of the 174th Fighter Wing in Syracuse, New York, conduct maintenance checks on a Mk-83 500-pound bomb with a BSU-85/B Air Inflatable Retarder fin, during a recent Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE). In the background sits an F-16 Fighting Falcon with an AIM-120 AMRAAM (Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile)

A pilot emerges from the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon as post-flight inspections are performed on the aircraft, during a recent Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) at the 174th Fighter Wing (FW), Syracuse, New York

Two members of the 174th Security Forces Squadron (SFS), Syracuse, New York set off smoke bombs inside a container made up of old tires during a recent 174th Fighter Wing (FW) Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE)

A crewchief from the 174th Fighter Wing (FW) prepares an F-16 Fighting Falcon for maintenance during a recent Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) in Syracuse, New York

An F-16 Fighting Falcon crewchief checks the F-16 pilots seat straps prior to take-off during a recent Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) at the 174th Fighter Wing (FW), Syracuse, New York

During an Operational Readiness Exercise held at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, base firefighters were called to a simulated structure fire where they had to work in the darkness. Seen here is a close-up of a firefighter in full protective gear

US Air Force Technical Sergeant Patrick Bell, 51st Security Forces Squadron (SFS), directs a driver in the right direction as he backs up his truck during the Operational Readiness Exercise (ORI) at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea

US Air Force Lieutenant General Charles R. Heflebower, 7th Air Force Commander answers question from a simulated local media at the Community Center on Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, during their Operational Readiness Exercise (ORI)

Members of Aerospace Medicine (AMDS) and Civil Engineer Firefighters (CEF) work together to help smoke victims during a simulated fire at the in-processing line at the Challenger Club, on Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, during their Operational Readiness Exercise (ORI)

US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Lloyd Alston, 51st Aerospace Medicine (AMDS) checks vital signs on US Air Force Captain Brian Blalock 51st AMDS after he inhaled smoke during a simulated fire at the Challenger Club on Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, during their Operational Readiness Exercise (ORI)

An F-16 Falcon aircraft pilot and a crew chief assigned to the 174TH Fighter Wing, New York Air National Guard trouble a problem on the aircraft during a Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) at Syracuse NY. (Duplicate image, see also DFSD0315149 or search 010428F0639B002)

Two firefighters assigned to the 174TH Fighter Wing, New York Air National Guard extract a pilot from a F-16 Falcon aircraft during a Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) at Syracuse NY. (Duplicate image, see also DFSD0315148 or search 010428F0639B001)

A crewchief in Mission-Oriented Protective Posture response level 2 (MOPP-2) and the pilot Major Wendel Smith, 174th Fighter Wing, Syracuse, New York, perform pre-flight checks during a recent Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) at the base. (Duplicate image, see also DFSD0304272 or search 010428F0639B002)

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Jenkins, USAF, (top), mans the FNMI 5.56 mm M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) atop the M1035 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) while AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Vaden, USAF, (inside), drives it. Both are with the 4th Security Forces Squadron, and are providing security support for the Survival Recovery Center (SRC) during the Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) at Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina

US Air Force STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Silva of the 4th Communications Squadron takes cover, while wearing Misssion-Oriented Protective Posture response level 4 (MOPP-4) gear during a simulated attack on tent city during an Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina

US Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN Cozart from the 4th Supply Squadron stands by the fueling truck as he refuels an F-15E during an Operational Readiness Exercise at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina

US Air Force Captain Sumera (CAPT) of the 4th Communitcations Squadron takes cover while wearing Mission-Oriented Protective Posture response level 4 (MOPP-4) gear during a simulated attack on tent city during an Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina

Lieutenant Colonel Nakatsu Kiyotoshi, and Lieutenant Colonel Tadashi Hattori, of the Japanese Army, stand at the memorial of the war dogs on the Guam Navel Base during Exercise KOA THUNDER 2001. KOA THUNDER is an exercise involving elements of 1ST Marine Air Wing (MAW), and 3rd Marine Division, where Marines conduct an Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE). The Aviation Support Element (ASE) from Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, will be tested on command and control of several different missions, to include Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personal (TRAP), airfield seizures, and a Noncombatant Evacuation Operation (NEO)

Lance Corporal (LCpl) Micheal Schrum, A-gunner, and LCpl Kenneth Konopka, gunner, from 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, India Company, set up M224 60mm morters in preperation for an airfield seizure during Exercise KOA THUNDER 2001. KOA THUNDER is an exercise involving elements of 1ST Marine Air Wing (MAW), and 3rd Marine Division, where Marines conduct an Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE). The Aviation Support Element (ASE) from Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, will be tested on command and control of several different missions, to include Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personal (TRAP), airfield seizures, and a Noncombatant Evacuation Operation (NEO)

Lance Corporal Hugo Raul Sandoval a radio operator from 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines India Company, sets up an antenna for communications during an airfield seizure during Exercise KOA THUNDER 2001. KOA THUNDER is an exercise involving elements of 1ST Marine Air Wing (MAW), and 3rd Marine Division, where Marines conduct an Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE). The Aviation Support Element (ASE) from Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, will be tested on command and control of several different missions, to include Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personal (TRAP), airfield seizures, and a Noncombatant Evacuation Operation (NEO)

Navy Lieutenant Adam Pacal, a flight surgeon from HMH-463, gives advice to patient Timothy Jutim in Peleliu during a community relations project during Exercise KOA THUNDER 2001. KOA THUNDER is an exercise involving elements of 1ST Marine Air Wing (MAW), and 3rd Marine Division, where Marines conduct an Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE). The Aviation Support Element (ASE) from Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, will be tested on command and control of several different missions, to include Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personal (TRAP), airfield seizures, and a Noncombatant Evacuation Operation (NEO)

Marines from 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Division India Company, practice and perfect a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personal (TRAP) during Exercise KOA THUNDER 2001. KOA THUNDER is an exercise involving elements of 1ST Marine Air Wing (MAW), and 3rd Marine Division, where Marines conduct an Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE). The Aviation Support Element (ASE) from Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, will be tested on command and control of several different missions, to include a TRAP, airfield seizures, and a Noncombatant Evacuation Operation (NEO)

Navy Lieutenant Adam Pacal, a flight surgeon from HMH-463, checks into the eyes of Kikuwo Kodeb, a diabetes patient in Peleliu in a community relations project during Exercise KOA THUNDER 2001. KOA THUNDER is an exercise involving elements of 1ST Marine Air Wing (MAW), and 3rd Marine Division, where Marines conduct an Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE). The Aviation Support Element (ASE) from Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, will be tested on command and control of several different missions, to include Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personal (TRAP), airfield seizures, and a Noncombatant Evacuation Operation (NEO)

Marines from 3rd Battalion 7th India Company, take a moment to acknowledge a Peleliu World War II battlesite, after a simulated airfield seizure during Exercise KOA THUNDER 2001. KOA THUNDER is an exercise involving elements of 1ST Marine Air Wing (MAW), and 3rd Marine Division, where Marines conduct an Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE). The Aviation Support Element (ASE) from Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, will be tested on command and control of several different missions, to include Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel (TRAP), airfield seizures, and a Noncombatant Evacuation Operation (NEO)

Marines from 3rd Battalion 7th Marines India Company, listen to a World War II battlefield sites tour guide on Peleliu after a simulated airfield seizure during Exercise KOA THUNDER 2001. KOA THUNDER is an exercise involving elements of 1ST Marine Air Wing (MAW), and 3rd Marine Division, where Marines conduct an Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE). The Aviation Support Element (ASE) from Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, will be tested on command and control of several different missions, to include Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personal (TRAP), airfield seizures, and a Noncombatant Evacuation Operation (NEO)

MASTER Sergeant Jesse Domingo, USAF, Assistant Corporate Information Manager from the 55th Communications Squadron, releases the top netting from the flight pallet during training for an upcoming ORE (Operational Readiness Exercise) exercise held at Offutt AFB

As part of the preparation for an upcoming ORE (Operational Readiness Exercise), MASTER Sergeant Jesse Domingo, USAF, (left), Assistant Corporate Information Manager, and MASTER Sergeant Mark Higgins, CHIEF of Records and publishing management, both from the 55th Communications Squadron on Offutt AFB, finish packing a mobility box. The box will be placed on the flight's pallet for boarding onto an aircraft

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Jesse Domingo, USAF, Assistant Corporate Information Manager, 55th Communications Squadron (CS) and MSGT Mark Higgins, USAF, CHIEF of Records and Publishing Management, 55th CS/SCBR, release the top netting from the flight pallet during training for an upcoming ORE (Operational Readiness Exercise) exercise held at Offutt AFB

MASTER Sergeant Jesse Domingo, USAF, Assistant Corporate Information Manager, 55th Communications Squadron, releases the top netting from the flight pallet during training for an upcoming ORE (Operational Readiness Exercise) exercise held at Offutt AFB

Captain Jason D. Eichhorst, USAF, 55th Reconnaissance Squadron, inventories the equipment in his A and C bags, at the 55th Supply Squadron during Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) at Offutt Air Force Base. The "A" bag (basic deployment bag) and "C" bag (Chemical equipment bag), are being issued for training in preparation for an upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI)

STAFF Sergeant Tony Holmes USAF, (left), 55th Supply Squadron, briefs 38th Reconnaissance Squadron members on the procedures for issuing A and C bags, during Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) at Offutt Air Force Base. The "A" bag (basic deployment bag) and "C" bag (Chemical equipment bag) are being issued for training in preparation for an upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI)

Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Ihry, (USAF), 55 AMDS (Aerospace Medicine Squadron) gives a pre-deployment briefing to 38 Reconnaissance and 97 Intelligence Squadrons during a Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) at Offutt AFB on in preparation for upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI)

Training for an upcoming Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) at Offutt Air Force Base, Captain John Decker, USAF, (left), 38th Reconnaissance Squadron, stops at Major Bruce Coxs, USAF, 55th Wing/JA, Legal station on the Mobility Processing Line

First Lieutenant Terry Bloom, USAF, and Major Cliff Nicoles, USAF, 38th Reconnaissance Squadron, check in at the supply squadron to pick up their A bag (basic deployment bag) and C bag (Chemical equipment bag) for the Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE). Offutt Air Force Base is in training in preparation for the upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI)

AIRMAN First Class Antenney Hemingway, UASF, (left), and AIRMAN Basic April Jackson, USAF, 55th Supply Squadron gives a pre-deployment briefing to the 97th Intelligence and 38th Reconnaissance Squadrons. The briefing aquatints the members with the contents of their mobility gear during Operational Readiness Exercise (ORI) at Offutt AFB. The training is in preparation for an upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI)

Captain Shane Molosky, USAF, 38th Reconnaissance Squadron, reacts to an immunization shot from STAFF Sergeant Tina Friday (USAF), 55th MDOS (Medical Operations Squadron) in the Mobility Processing Center during Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) at Offutt AFB in preparation for an upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI)

STAFF Sergeant Tony Holmes, USAF, 55th Supply Squadron, positions mobility bags on a pallet for deployment during Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) at Offutt AFB in preparations for upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI)

AIRMAN First Class Antwan Green, USAF, 55th Transportation Squadron, weighs a pallet at the Mobility Processing Center, during an Operational Readiness Exercise (ORI) at Offutt Air Force Base. The base is training in preparation for an upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI)

SENIOR AIRMAN Reinaldo Gil, 55th Transportation Squadron, checks the paper work on a pallet at the first check-in point. During this initial process, the pallet will either move on to get weighed or to the frustrated pallet area at Mobility Personnel Center. A frustrated pallet requires more information on disposition before it can go forward. Offutt Air Force Base is training during an Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) in preparation for the upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI)

AIRMAN First Class Kalvon Samuels, USAF, 55th Supply Squadron, documents the weight of this pallet at the Mobility Processing Center. From here, the pallet will be transported to a simulated aircraft bay area as part of the training during an Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) at Offutt Air Force Base in preparation for an upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI)

AIRMAN First Class George Zillman, USAF, 55th Maintenance Squadron, briefs 38th Reconnaissance Squadron members, at the Mobility Processing Center during the Operational Readiness Exercise at Offutt AFB. The units are training in preparation for an upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI)

MASTER Sergeant Matt Fortier, USAF, 55th Transportation Squadron, goes over the schedule of events for Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) at the Deployment Control Center at Offutt Air Force Base. The base is training in preparation for an upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI)

AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Anna Bernabe, USAF, 55th Supply Squadron, watches her spotter, A1C Kevin Overstreet, 55th Maintenance Squadron, as she positions a 436L pallet, using a medium sized forklift, into a simulated cargo bay at the Mobility Personal Center (MPC). The training is for an upcoming Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) at Offutt Air Force Base

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT), 174TH Fighter Wing, New York Air National Guard labels his helmet for the up coming Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) at Syracuse NY

Personnel assigned to the 174TH Fighter Wing, New York Air National Guard receive a hot meal inside the mobile kitchen trailer, during a recent Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) at Syracuse NY

Ground crew personnel assigned to the 174TH Fighter Wing, New York Air National Guard wear Mission Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP-4) gear as the prepare a F-16 Falcon aircraft for a mission during a recent Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) at Syracuse NY

A medical technician assigned to the 174TH Fighter Wing, New York Air National Guard perform a check on a fellow Guard member, during a recent Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) at Syracuse NY

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA), Llewellyn, 174TH Fighter Wing, New York Air National Guard dons his chemical protection gear, during a recent Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) at Syracuse NY

Personnel assigned to the 174TH Fighter Wing, New York Air National Guard don chemical gear during a recent Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) at Syracuse NY

Personnel assigned to the Sweep Team, 174TH Fighter Wing, New York Air National Guard wear Mission Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP-4) gear as they relay information via radio during a recent Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) at Syracuse NY

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA), Carr, 174TH Fighter Wing, New York Air National Guard wears Mission Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP-4) gear as he connects the hitch on a weapons trailer during a recent Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) at Syracuse NY

AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Philip Hayes, 55th Maintenance Squadron, transports a cargo pallet using a Hyster forklift during the Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) at Offutt AFB, NE

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