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Airmen test deployment readiness

Man stands in front of four other men.

A Wing Inspection Team (WIT) member, Master Sgt. Joseph Isaac, 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle management superintendent, briefs Team Little Rock Airmen on their duties during an exercise Feb. 21, 2018, at Camp Warlord on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. WIT members evaluate Airmen to gauge their abilities during exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhett Isbell)

Man fastens hood under gas mask.

Senior Airman Judson Lowery, 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural journeyman, equips mission oriented protective posture (MOPP) gear Feb. 22, 2018, at Camp Warlord on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Airmen must be able to demonstrate equipping their gas masks within nine seconds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhett Isbell)

Three Airmen kneel and equip MOPP gear.

Little Rock Air Force Base Airmen equip mission oriented protective posture gear as part of training Feb. 22, 2018, at Camp Warlord on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. MOPP gear is used to help defend against chemical warfare attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhett Isbell)

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. --

Team Little Rock Airmen were put through their paces on what it meant to deploy and what to do in the event of an attack in a deployed environment during an exercise Feb. 21, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.

The full-spectrum readiness exercise lasted for the week of Feb. 21 – Feb. 23 and included being bussed to Camp Warlord for deployment training.

“The purpose of this exercise is to make us more vigilant and aware of what to do in deployed situations,” said Staff Sgt. Jose Zavala, 19th Maintenance Squadron metals technician. “I believe it will be very beneficial for the base.”

Zavala took charge of the group he was with when the simulated scenarios began and made sure the other Airmen were following the correct steps to respond to the simulated threats. He also found that he benefited from the training as well.

“It’s definitely helped me out to have a better understanding of what to do during these deployment scenarios,” Zavala said.