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AIR FORCE ORGANIZATIONAL EMBLEM 21st Civil Engineer Squadron Exact Date Shot Unknown

Members of the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron, Peterson AFB, Colo. quickly assemble AM1 matting. This matting is used by Rapid Runway Repair teams to repair runways damaged by bomb attacks. They were participating in the 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection that was conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo., 13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robbery, terrorism, and communication disruptions

A crew of fire fighters from the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron's Fire Department respond to a simulated smoking C-130 aircraft on the flight line. They were participating in the 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection that was conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo., 13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robbery, terrorism, and communication disruptions

Simulated casualty, SENIOR AIRMAN Eli Feagaimaalii of the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron lies motionless on the ground after receiving simulated critical neck wounds (moulaged) during a simulated crash of a C-130 aircraft. He was participating in the 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection that was conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo., 13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robbery, terrorism, and communication disruptions

After a simulated C-130 aircraft crash, members from the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron's Fire Department and the 21st Medical Squadron move severely injured victims to a UH-60 Medivac helicopter from Fort Carson. Emergency personnel from the Fire Department, Search & Recovery, Bioenvironmental, Mobil Command and Control and the Medical group all responded to this part of the 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection that was conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo., 13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage ...

Air Force Organizational Emblem: 81st Civil Engineer Squadron, Air Education and Training Command (AETC ) Exact Date Shot Unknown

US Air Force Brigadier General Daniel J. Darnell (Left), 31st Fighter Wing Commander, is assisted by AIRMAN First Class David Brooks, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy. General Darnell and A1C Brooks had just completed aircraft fire training

During a fire training exercise a real world alarm sounded. US Air Force AIRMAN First Class Max Wheeler (Foreground), 31st Civil Engineer Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, rushes to join his crew to respond to the call

US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Darrell McDonald, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron, 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, cinches down the outer weather covering for a communications tent. The Civil Engineer team is one of several that are getting assets in place in support of Exercise IRON CLAW, at Kuchyna Air Base, Slovakia. The exercise will allow the 510th Fighter Squadron (not shown) to test a new scoring system on the bombing range. About 250 Air Force personnel from Aviano Air Base, Italy, are participating in the exercise

Dressed in firefighting gear, US Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN Brent Watkins and US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Anthony Hawkins, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) stand by with a hose at the scene of an overturned bus during the Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI) on Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea

US Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN Keenan O'Donnell, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) helps US Air Force Technical Sergeant Chris Carter, 51st Transportation Squadron (TRANS) to safety after he was pulled out of an overturned bus during the Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI) on Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Robert L. Yates and STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Robert Hood, USAF, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, 31ST Civil Engineer Squadron, Aviano AB, Italy off load a AM-30 100-pound general-purpose bomb, dating from the Second World War, at Maniago Range in Italy. The unexploded ordnance was uncovered by construction worker while digging trenches for waterlines during Aviano 2000 (AV2K) construction

An unexploded AM-30 100-pound general-purpose bomb, dating from the Second World War, rests in the spot that 31st Civil Engineer Squadron discovered it while digging trenches for waterlines during Aviano 2000 (AV2K) construction. This discovery caused the evacuation of construction workers, the Base Exchange, and Commissary at Aviano AB, Italy

CHIEF MASTER Sergeant (CMSGT) Pepe Giacomo, and Warrant Officer Laurano Agostino, 3RD Regiment of Engineers, Udinese Army Detachment, use sand to cover unexploded ordnance at the Maniago Range, in Italy. The unexploded ordnance was uncovered by construction worker while digging trenches for waterlines during Aviano 2000 (AV2K) construction. USAF Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel assigned to the 31ST Civil Engineer Squadron, Aviano AB, Italy helped with the disposal project

Firefighters from the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, stand by as a C-130 Hercules aircraft, deployed from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, circles around for another assault landing at landing zone Juilet, a remote strip near Maniago, Italy, in support of the multinational training Exercise VENETO RESCUE 2001, in northeast Italy and Slovenia. Veneto Rescue is an exercise that helps to train military units to conduct the safe evacuation of non-combatant civilians and other designated evacuates from a country or a region that has the potential for hostilities or danger. This type of operation is known as a non-combatant evacuation operation or ...

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT), Paul Hine, USAF, Fire Protection SPECIALIST, 31ST Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), Fire Protection Flight, Aviano AB, Italy, instructs AIRMAN First Class (A1C), Matthew Haire, on the operation of the bumper and roof water turret, on the P-23 Airport and Rescue Fire Fighting Vehicle, during a training course at Aviano AB, Italy

AIRMAN (AMN), James Burke and AMN, David Barrington, USAF, Fire Protection Specialists, 31ST Civil Engineer Squadron, Fire Protection Flight, practice hose handling during a fire fighters training course at Aviano AB, Italy

AIRMAN (AMN), James Burke, USAF, Fire Protection Specialists, 31ST Civil Engineer Squadron, Fire Protection Flight, walks the water out of a fire hose before loading it onto the P-24 Structural Pumper Fire Truck during a fire fighters training course at Aviano AB, Italy

AIRMAN (AMN), James Burke, USAF, Fire Protection Specialists, 31ST Civil Engineer Squadron, Fire Protection Flight, prepares a fire hose for reloading after a fire fighters training course at Aviano AB, Italy

AIRMAN (AMN), James Burke, USAF, Fire Protection Specialists, 31ST Civil Engineer Squadron, Fire Protection Flight, spots for SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Paul Turner as he backs a P-24 Structural Pumper Fire Truck "Engine 17" into the fire station after a training course at Aviano AB, Italy

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT), Paul Hine (top), USAF, Fire Protection SPECIALIST, 31ST Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), Fire Protection Flight, Aviano AB, Italy instructs personnel on the operation of the P-23 Airport and Rescue Fire Fighting Vehicle, during a recurring drivers training course

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT), Paul Hine (back to camera), USAF, Fire Protection SPECIALIST, 31ST Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), Fire Protection Flight, Aviano AB, Italy, instructs Technical Sergeant (TSGT) William Kaiser and AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Matthew Haire on the operation of the P-23 Airport and Rescue Fire Fighting Vehicle, during a recurring drivers training course

AIRMAN (AMN), David Barrington (foreground) and SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA), Paul Turner, USAF, Fire Protection Specialists, 31ST Civil Engineer Squadron, Fire Protection Flight, reload fire hose onto the P-24 Structural Pumper Fire Truck after a fire fighters training course at Aviano AB, Italy

AIRMAN (AMN), James Burke and AMN, David Barrington, USAF, Fire Protection Specialists, 31ST Civil Engineer Squadron, Fire Protection Flight, ware full proximity suites and mask as they practice hose handling during a fire fighters training course at Aviano AB, Italy

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT), Paul Hine (left) and AIRMAN First Class (A1C), Matthew Haire, USAF, Fire Protection SPECIALIST, 31ST Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), Fire Protection Flight, Aviano AB, Italy, operate the bumper and roof water turret, on the P-23 Airport and Rescue Fire Fighting Vehicle, during a training course at Aviano AB, Italy

Technical Sergeant Jessica Burnett, USAF, (left), 31st Civil Engineer Squadron, Aviano Air Base Italy, instructs members on the proper procedures for Protective Overgarment Removal during a Local Salty Nation (LSN) Exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Wing personnel are engaged in a LSN exercise to prepare for an upcoming NATO Tactical Evaluation Inspection

Aviano Fire Fighters in J-FIRE (Joint-Firefighter Integrated Response Ensemble) suits, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron, perform buddy checks on one other to ensure their gear is worn properly at a mock motor vehicle accident during the Local Salty Nation Exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy. This is the first Phase II or Local Salty Nation exercise since the wing moved to Aviano seven years ago and is in preparation for a NATO Tactical Evaluation scheduled for October 2002. In addition to performing everyday operations in a chemical environment, other "survive-to-operate" processes are tested including self-aid and buddy care, post attack and Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) reconnaissance and...

Aviano Fire Fighters in J-FIRE (Joint-Firefighter Integrated Response Ensemble) suits, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron, place a C-Collar on the driver of the pickup involved in a simulated motor vehicle accident during the Local Salty Nation Exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy. This is the first Phase II or Local Salty Nation exercise since the wing moved to Aviano seven years ago and is in preparation for a NATO Tactical Evaluation scheduled for October 2002. In addition to performing everyday operations in a chemical environment, other "survive-to-operate" processes are tested including self-aid and buddy care, post attack and Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) reconnaissance and setting up a...

YOU'VE GOT MAIL! AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Aaron Causey, USAF, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (left) and A1C Shaundra Clayton, USAF, 31st Supply Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, volunteer to help the 31st Communications Squadron (CS), Postal Flight, sort through their abundance of mail. With the Christmas season approaching, and the hold on international mail to and from the United States being lifted, this is a very busy period for the 31st CS, Postal Flight. Their weekly incoming mail processing doubled to nearly 150 sacks of mail per week

AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Shaundra Clayton, USAF, (left), 31st Supply Squadron, along with A1C Aaron Causey, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, volunteer to help the 31st Communications Squadron (CS), Postal Flight, sort through their abundance of mail. With the Christmas season approaching, and the hold on international mail to and from the United States being lifted, this is a very busy period for the 31st CS, Postal Flight. Their weekly incoming mail processing doubled to nearly 150 sacks of mail per week

AIRMAN Victor Payne, USAF, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron, Horizontal Heavy Repair section, helps a student, Brittany Galloway, daughter of Major Charleston and Vernelle Galloway, Headquarters 16th Air Force, off of a "Bobcat Excavator" during a Civil Engineering (CE) demonstration at Aviano Elementary School, Aviano Air Base, Italy. This activity was a culmination to a four-week transportation unit by the kindergarten classes. The children gained first hand knowledge of large equipment by watching a dump truck empty its load of gravel onto the playground; a road grader level the gravel; a "Backhoe" and two "Bobcats" scoop up the gravel and reload it into the dump truck

AIRMAN Victor Yanez, USAF, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron, Horizontal Heavy Repair section, Aviano Air Base, Italy, levels the gravel during a Civil Engineering (CE) demonstration at the Aviano Elementary School. This activity was a culmination to a four-week transportation unit by the kindergarten classes. The children gained first hand knowledge of large equipment by watching a dump truck empty its load of gravel onto the playground; a road grader level the gravel; a "Backhoe" and two "Bobcats" scoop up the gravel and reload it into the dump truck

STAFF Sergeant Craig Baller, USAF, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron, Horizontal Heavy Repair section, Aviano Air Base, Italy, explains to an Aviano Elementary School student what a "753 Bobcat" bucket is used for, during a Civil Engineering (CE) demonstration at the school. This activity was a culmination to a four-week transportation unit by the kindergarten classes

Students from Aviano Elementary School, Aviano Air Base, Italy, watch as the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron demonstrate what their "Heavy Repair" equipment is capable of, during a Civil Engineering (CE) demonstration at the school. This activity was a culmination to a four-week transportation unit by the kindergarten classes. The children gained first hand knowledge of large equipment by watching a dump truck empty its load of gravel onto the playground; a road grader level the gravel; a "Backhoe" and two "Bobcats" scoop up the gravel and reload it into the dump truck

A Firefighter assigned to the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) dressed in a full proximity suite, with breathing apparatus, carries a fire hose up the stairs of building 949, during the Initial Response Readiness Exercise/Combat Employment Readiness Exercise (IRRE/CERE) at Osan AB, Korea

USAF personnel assigned to the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron, Fire Department responds to mishap with emergency vehicles and a P-24 STRUCTURAL Pumper Fire Truck, during the Initial Response Readiness Exercise/Combat Employment Readiness Exercise (IRRE/CERE) at Osan AB, Korea

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT), Paul Williams, USAF, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron, Osan AB, Korea uses a hand-held radio to report information, during the Initial Response Readiness Exercise/Combat Employment Readiness Exercise (IRRE/CERE) at Osan AB, Korea

AIRMAN First Class (A1C), William Lacy, USAF, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron, Fire Department puts a fire hose away after a fire drill during the Initial Response Readiness Exercise/Combat Employment Readiness Exercise (IRRE/CERE) at Osan AB, Korea

A Firefighter assigned to the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) dons his proximity suite, with breathing apparatus, during the Initial Response Readiness Exercise/Combat Employment Readiness Exercise (IRRE/CERE) at Osan AB, Korea

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA), Joe Deslauriers, and SRA Brian Borrero both, USAF, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron dressed in Mission Oriented Protective Posture response level 4 (MOPP-4) gear, prepare to set up a decontamination wash station during the Initial Response Readiness Exercise/Combat Employment Readiness Exercise (IRRE/CERE) at Osan AB, Korea

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA), Joseph Deslauriers, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron, dressed in Mission Oriented Protective Posture response level 4 (MOPP-4) gear, simulates the decontamination process on Unexploded Ordnance (UXO), by pouring a bleach solution onto it, during the Initial Response Readiness Exercise/Combat Employment Readiness Exercise (IRRE/CERE) at Osan AB, Korea

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA), Joe Deslauriers, and SRA Brian Borrero both, USAF, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron dressed in Mission Oriented Protective Posture response level 4 (MOPP-4) gear, pour a simulated bleach a water solution in the wash bag as they prepare to set up a decontamination wash station, during the Initial Response Readiness Exercise/Combat Employment Readiness Exercise (IRRE/CERE) at Osan AB, Korea

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA), Joe Deslauriers, and SRA Brian Borrero both, USAF, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron dressed in Mission Oriented Protective Posture response level 4 (MOPP-4) gear, set up a decontamination wash station during the Initial Response Readiness Exercise/Combat Employment Readiness Exercise (IRRE/CERE) at Osan AB, Korea

During a quarterly, Exercise BEVERLY BULLDOG, at Osan Air Base, firefighters, in Joint Firefighters Integrated Response Ensemble (JFIRE), 51st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), extract a pilot, simulating being unconscious, from an OA-10A Thunderbolt II cockpit

A First Lieutenant from the 25th Fighter Squadron (FS) is assisted away from an OA-10A Thunderbolt II from which he was extracted. The Lieutenant played the part of an unconscious pilot in a simulated distressed aircraft from which the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) firefighter, in Joint Firefighters Integrated Response Ensemble (JFIRE), needed to extract him

US Air Force (USAF) personnel assigned to the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) Fire Department, wear full proximity suites as they conduct pilot extraction dills during Exercise BEVERLY BULLDOG 02-02, at Osan Air Base (AB) Korea

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Wayne Dauphinais, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), uses a pair of binoculars to surveys for Unexploded Ordnance (UXO), during Exercise BEVERLY BULLDOG 02-02, at Osan Air Base (AB) Korea

US Air Force (USAF) personnel assigned to the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) Fire Department, wear full proximity suites as they conduct a pilot extraction drill using a F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft during Exercise BEVERLY BULLDOG 02-02, at Osan Air Base (AB) Korea

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Anthony Constantine, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) releases water from a fire hydrant at Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy

US Air Force (USAF) personnel assigned to the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), Fire Department, dressed in full proximity suits spray water on the personal vehicle belonging to US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Khalio Borum at Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy. The vehicle caught fire after experiencing mechanical difficulties

US Air Force (USAF) personnel assigned to the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), Fire Department, dressed in full proximity suits spray water on the personal vehicle belonging to US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Khalio Borum at Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy. The vehicle caught fire after experiencing mechanical difficulties

US Air Force (USAF) personnel assigned to the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), Fire Department, respond with a P-24 Structural Pumper Fire Truck to extinguish flames as the personal vehicle belonging to US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Khalio Borum sits engulfed in flames at Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy. The vehicle caught fire after experiencing mechanical difficulties

US Air Force (USAF) MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Rudy Gonzales (left), Assistant Fire CHIEF, and USAF SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Matthew Hare, Firefighter, both assigned to the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), Fire Department, prepare to don their protective gear in response to a vehicle fire at Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy

US Air Force (USAF) personnel assigned to the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), Fire Department, spray water from a P-24 Structural Pumper Fire Truck to extinguish flames as the personal vehicle belonging to US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Khalio Borum burns at Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy. The vehicle caught fire after experiencing mechanical difficulties

US Air Force (USAF) personnel assigned to the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), Fire Department, respond with a P-24 Structural Pumper Fire Truck to extinguish flames as the personal vehicle belonging to US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Khalio Borum burns at Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy. The vehicle caught fire after experiencing mechanical difficulties

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Patrick Grill, 321st Expeditionary Support Squadron (ESS), 341st Civil Engineer Squadron, demonstrates the M-22 Automatic Chemical Detector during a Contamination Control Area class while deployed at a forward location in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Patrick Grill (left), 321st Expeditionary Support Squadron (ESS), 341st Civil Engineer Squadron, demonstrates the M-22 Automatic Chemical Detector during a Contamination Control Area class while deployed at a forward location in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Patrick Grill (right), 321st Expeditionary Support Squadron (ESS), 341st Civil Engineer Squadron, reviews the proper procedures for using the M256A1 chemical detector kits with deployed personnel while conducting a Contamination Control Area class while deployed at a forward location in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Completing his Mission-Oriented Protective Posture response level 4 (MOPP-4) suit, US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Chad R. Lynch, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), Rapid Runway Response (RRR) team member dons his rubber gloves during a simulated chemical attack. The attack used to hone the skills of the 31st CES Triple-R in event of an attack as they train for the upcoming NATO Tactical Evaluation

In full Mission-Oriented Protective Posture response level 4 (MOPP-4) suits, US Air Force (USAF) personnel with the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), Rapid Runway Response (RRR) simulates repairs to the runway, using fiberglass mounts to cover foreign objects, after an attack. Triple-R is preparing for the upcoming NATO Tactical Evaluation that tests their ability to perform their mission during a real world incident

In full Mission-Oriented Protective Posture response level 4 (MOPP-4) suit, US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Chad R. Lynch, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), Rapid Runway Response (RRR) team member tosses anchor screws to hold the fiberglass repair mat together. The training scenario will prepare members of the 31st CES for the upcoming NATO Tactical Evaluation

US Air Force (USAF) Fire fighter, AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Emilio Cruz, with the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), instructs Reserve Officer Training Cadet (ROTC), AIRMAN Basic (AB) Zack Madrid, on the operation of a fire hose

Students with a High School Reserve Officer Training Cadets (ROTC) visit the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron's (CES) fire fighters during their annual flight line field trip

Bringing a Christmas cheer to the base populace, US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Christopher Wyatt, an Electrical Systems journeyman, with the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), decorates Aviano's base Christmas tree with over 2,400 lights and 250 ornaments

In the 555th Fighter Squadron (FS) compound area, US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Steven Tate, a firefighter with the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), is interviewed by TSGT Ricky Anderson, a Videographer with the 31st Communications Squadron (CS)

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN (AMN) Joshua Mirllan, Fire Fighter, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), in a Joint Firefighters Integrated Response Ensemble (JFIRE), feeds one of the water hoses into an Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS) building during a simulated fire, during the LOCAL SALTY NATION (LSN) exercise. The LSN will prepare the 31st Fighter Wing (FW) personnel for an upcoming Tactical Evaluation

US Air Force (USAF) Airmen of the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) fire fighters, in Joint Firefighters Integrated Response Ensemble (JFIRE), extinguish flames on a simulated damaged aircraft, during a LOCAL SALTY NATION (LSN) exercise, simulating the Southlands invading the Northlands, in preparation for an upcoming Tactical Evaluation

US Air Force (USAF) Airmen of the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) fire fighters, in Joint Firefighters Integrated Response Ensemble (JFIRE), extinguish flames on a simulated damaged aircraft, during a LOCAL SALTY NATION (LSN) exercise, simulating the Southlands invading the Northlands, in preparation for an upcoming Tactical Evaluation

US Air Force (USAF) MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) David Jenkins, Superintendent, Weather Flight, 31st Operations Support Squadron (OSS), e-mails changing wind patterns to the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES). This helps 31st CES decide what areas of the base will be most impacted by a chemical attack during the LOCAL SALTY NATION exercise. The LSN prepares members of the 31st Fighter Wing (FW) for an upcoming Tactical Evaluation

US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant General (LGEN) Arthur J. Lichte, Vice-Commander, United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), greeted by USAF CHIEF MASTER Sergeant (CMSGT) Daniel Vogel, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), Fire Protection Flight, Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy. The General is at Aviano AB for an orientation briefing

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Ely Esparza, left, a Structural Journeyman, and AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Chad Lynch, a Structural Apprentice with the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), secure a manhole cover with a steel rod, at Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy

US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LCOL) John Foden, left, Logistics Readiness Center (LRC) CHIEF, for the 16th Air Expeditionary Task Force (AETF), receives guidance on how to wear his gas mask from SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Drew Hall, a Readiness Trainer, with the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES)

US Air Force (USAF) MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Solomon Porter, right, with the 16th Air Expeditionary Task Force (AETF), receives guidance on how to wear his gas mask from SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Drew Hall, a Readiness Trainer, with the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES)

US Air Force (USAF) Fire Fighters STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Michael Champion, left, AIRMAN (AMN) Jacob Norris, center and AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Emilio Cruz, all with the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), Fire Protection Flight, connect a Skin Penetrating Agent Application Tool (SPAAT) to a hose used in fighting aircraft fires

US Air Force (USAF) Fire Fighters AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Emilio Cruz, left and STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Michael Champion, with the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), Fire Protection Flight, team up to replace the Pilots Escape Bottle and Mask (EBM)

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN (AMN) Brent Whitten, a Fire Fighter Apprentice with the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), wears safety gloves while checking engine fluids

US Air Force (USAF) 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES)'s "Fire Dawgs," or Fire Fighters first response vehicles on the ready line for any contingency

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Kevin Walker, with the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES)'s "Fire Dawgs," prepares to extinguish a simulated C-130 Hercules aircraft fire

US Air Force (USAF) 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES)'s "Fire Dawgs," or Fire Fighters first response vehicles on the ready line for any contingency

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Kevin Walker, with the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES)'s "Fire Dawgs," prepares to extinguish a simulated C-130 Hercules aircraft fire

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN (AMN) Devon Jachade, with the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES)'s "Fire Dawgs," a first responder, dons his structural fire protection gear

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Christopher Grevinites, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Journeyman, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), operates the controls for the MK-3 Remote Ordnance Neutralizing System (RONS) robot, during an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) training exercise at Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy

A MK-3 Remote Ordnance Neutralizing System (RONS) robot attempt to open a car door, during Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) training, conducted by the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) at Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Wayne Dauphines, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Journeyman, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), wears his EOD-7B bomb suit as he attaches a Advantage Hook and Line kit to a car door, during an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) training exercise at Aviano Air Base (AB) Italy

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Wayne Dauphines, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Journeyman, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), wears his EOD-7B bomb suit as he attaches a double suction grip from the Advantage Hook and Line kit to the rear door of a vehicle, during an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) training exercise at Aviano Air Base (AB) Italy

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Tobin Bryant, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Journeyman, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), mounts a Jet Remote Opening Device (JROD) onto an MK-3 Remote Ordnance Neutralizing System (RONS) robot, prior to a operational test at Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Jose Vazquez, assigned to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), utilizes a mirror to reflect light into an area on an unexploded ordnance, during the Local Salty Nation exercise at Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Douglas Frey, with the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), reviews a base map in order to locate the position of an unexploded ordnance during a simulated attack in support of the local Salty Nation exercise at Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Jose Vazquez, assigned to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), photographs an unexploded ordnance, during the Local Salty Nation exercise at Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Mario Kovach and AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Clayton Mahone, both Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians with the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), communicate on a radio with an EOD representative at the Search and Recovery Center in support of the local Salty Nation exercise

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Benjamin Johnson, left, a Heavy Equipment Operator with the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), is treated by AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Sarah Evans and AIRMAN (AMN) Jennifer Snell, Patient Administrators with the 31st Medical Group (MG), at the casualty collection point during a local Salty Nation exercise at Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy

US Air Force (USAF) MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Robert Wenner, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician with the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) and a member of the Exercise Evaluation Team (EET) observes two other members of an EOD team during a local Salty Nation exercise

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Cuthbert Casimir, Electronics Journeyman, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), runs electrical power wires through the ceiling to improve lighting during the reconstruction of the Postal Annex's lobby area at Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Bee Vengthisane, 1ST Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), uses a chainsaw to cut and clear one of the large number of trees that fell on houses and streets as Hurricane Isabel swept through Langley Air Force Base (AFB), Virginia (VA)

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Evan Tuckett, 1ST Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), digs out a drain during the recovery from major flooding as Hurricane Isabel swept through Langley Air Force Base (AFB), Virginia (VA)

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Evan Tuckett, 1ST Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), digs out a drain during the recovery from major flooding as Hurricane Isabel swept through Langley Air Force Base (AFB), Virginia (VA)

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Kevin Walker (left) and USAF SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Archie Chambers, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) Fire Department, tend to a simulated victim on the scene of a simulated force protection exercise. The exercise culminated with a simulated fuel-truck exploding near the flightline dormitories across from the Base Exchange causing significant casualties, damage and overturned vehicles. All facets of the Wing are tested, including Command and Control (C2), perimeter security and the initial response

US Air Force (USAF) Captain (CPT) Steven Schreffler (left), 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) and USAF First Lieutenant (1LT) Eric Horst, 31st Security Forces Squadron (SFS), respond to the scene of a suspicious package during a simulated force protection exercise. Aviano members are put to the test when the wing holds an anti-terrorism and force protection exercise. All facets of the Wing are tested, including Command and Control (C2), perimeter security and the initial response

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Bernard Harper, a Readiness Journeyman with the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), instructs SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Christopher C. Croley, an Aircraft Armament Journeyman for the 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS), on the proper way to don his chemical Mission-Oriented Protective Postures level 4 (MOPP-4) gear during a Chemical Warfare training class

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR Airmen (SRA) James R. Sheu, Fire Fighter, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), one of the many firefighters who responded to the fire at the local Burger King in Area 1, Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy, heads off to retrieve an additional water hose. The fire destroyed the building

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