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Airmen perform recovery actions during exercise

Two males wait on a concrete floor during an exercise wearing helmets.

Airmen take cover during a simulated air attack during an exercise Feb. 22, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Individuals practiced procedures for different alarm conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols)

A male holds a walkie talkie and looks at notebook.

An Airman reports a simulated casualty during an exercise Feb. 22, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The Airmen performed recovery actions while in full mission oriented protective posture gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols)

A male pulls a piece of blue tape over a pallet.

Staff Sgt. Timothy Caroll, 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron member, cordons off an area after detecting a simulated unexploded ordinance during an exercise Feb. 22, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Teams located and sectioned off simulated unexploded ordinances and identified and assisted injured personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols)

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. --

Little Rock Airmen practiced responding to different alarm conditions while performing regular aircraft maintenance and flying operations during  an exercise Feb. 22, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.

Wing inspection team members evaluated the Airmen as they underwent the proper procedures after a simulated air attack. The teams took cover and performed recovery actions and post attack reconnaissance sweeps after initial release.

“It’s a readiness exercise,” said Senior Master Sgt. Jason Murphy, assistant 19th Aircraft Maintenance Unit superintendent. “There’s no amount of computer based training that can prepare you for functioning in full mission ordinated protective gear; learning how to recognize unexploded ordinances and reporting procedures won’t be retained if you’re just reading about it.”

Teams located and cordoned off simulated unexploded ordinances and identified and assisted simulated injured personnel.