Airmen perform recovery actions during exercise

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  • By Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols
  • 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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.