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ROCK I 18-06 exercise: LRAFB adapts to deployed conditions

People in uniforms participate in an exercise wearing various equipment and gas masks.

Airmen from the 19th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department fight a simulated fire during exercise Rock I 18-06 exercise June 22, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The purpose of the training was ensuring Airmen knew proper procedures and protocols in the event of a ground, air or missile attack while operating in a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Grace Nichols)

People in uniforms participate in an exercise wearing various equipment and gas masks.

Airmen from the 19th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department fight a simulated fire during exercise Rock I 18-06 exercise June 22, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The purpose of the training was ensuring Airmen knew proper procedures and protocols in the event of a ground, air or missile attack while operating in a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Grace Nichols)

People in uniforms participate in an exercise wearing various equipment and gas masks.

Airmen from various units simulate being in processed by a deployed unit during an exercise June 18, 2018, at Camp Warlord on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The week-long instructional event prepared service members for real-world scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Grace Nichols)

People in uniforms participate in an exercise wearing various equipment and gas masks.

Airmen from various units simulate being in processed by a deployed unit during an exercise June 18, 2018, at Camp Warlord on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The week-long instructional event prepared service members for real-world scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Grace Nichols)

People in uniforms participate in an exercise wearing various equipment and gas masks.

Senior Airman Tyler Debonee, 19th Comptroller Squadron financial operations technician, simulates filling out an accommodation exchange for currency during an exercise June 18, 2018, at Camp Warlord on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The week long instructional event prepared service members for real-world scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Grace Nichols)

People in uniforms participate in an exercise wearing various equipment and gas masks.

Airmen prepare a C-130J for takeoff during Rock I 18-06 June 19, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The week long instructional event prepared service members for real-world scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Grace Nichols)

People in uniforms participate in an exercise wearing various equipment and gas masks.

Airmen load cargo onto a C-130J for takeoff during Rock I 18-06 June 19, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The week long instructional event prepared service members for real-world scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Grace Nichols)

People in uniforms participate in an exercise wearing various equipment and gas masks.

Airmen load cargo onto a C-130J for takeoff during Rock I 18-06 June 19, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The week long instructional event prepared service members for real-world scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Grace Nichols)

People in uniforms participate in an exercise wearing various equipment and gas masks.

Airmen load cargo onto a C-130J for takeoff during Rock I 18-06 June 19, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The week long instructional event prepared service members for real-world scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Grace Nichols)

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Airmen load cargo onto a C-130J for takeoff during Rock I 18-06 June 19, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The week long instructional event prepared service members for real-world scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Grace Nichols)

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Airmen load cargo onto a C-130J for takeoff during Rock I 18-06 June 19, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The week long instructional event prepared service members for real-world scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Grace Nichols)

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Airmen load cargo onto a C-130J for takeoff during Rock I 18-06 June 19, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The week long instructional event prepared service members for real-world scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Grace Nichols)

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Airmen load cargo onto a C-130J for takeoff during Rock I 18-06 June 19, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The week long instructional event prepared service members for real-world scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Grace Nichols)

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Airmen prepare a C-130J for takeoff during Rock I 18-06 June 19, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The week long instructional event prepared service members for real-world scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Grace Nichols)

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Airmen prepare a C-130J for takeoff during Rock I 18-06 June 19, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The week long instructional event prepared service members for real-world scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Grace Nichols)

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Airmen prepare a C-130J for takeoff during Rock I 18-06 June 19, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The week long instructional event prepared service members for real-world scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Grace Nichols)

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Airmen prepare a C-130J for takeoff during Rock I 18-06 June 19, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The week long instructional event prepared service members for real-world scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Grace Nichols)

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Airmen prepare a C-130J for takeoff during Rock I 18-06 June 19, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The week long instructional event prepared service members for real-world scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Grace Nichols)

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Staff Sgt. Gregory Corbitt, 19th Force Support Squadron personnel in support of contingency operations, checks in initial personnel to Camp Warlord in preparation for the ROCKI 18-06 exercise June 18, 2018, on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Corbitt verifies everyone in Camp Warlord has everything they need in addition to keeping accountability of everyone assigned. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy McGuffin)

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Airmen participate in Rock I 18-06 June 19, 2018, at Camp Warlord on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The week-long instructional event prepared service members for real-world scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhett Isbell)

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Airmen participate in Rock I 18-06 June 19, 2018, at Camp Warlord on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The week-long instructional event prepared service members for real-world scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhett Isbell)

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Airmen participate in Rock I 18-06 June 19, 2018, at Camp Warlord on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The week-long instructional event prepared service members for real-world scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhett Isbell)

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Airmen participate in Rock I 18-06 June 19, 2018, at Camp Warlord on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The week-long instructional event prepared service members for real-world scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhett Isbell)

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. --

Service members from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, maintain deployment readiness by learning and adapting to mission-oriented protective posture conditions on a constant basic. Their knowledge was tested during the deployment-related exercise ROCK I 18-06 June 18-22, 2018.

The purpose of the exercise ensured Airmen knew proper procedures and protocols in the event of a ground, air or missile attack while operating in a deployed environment.

“We want to make sure we’re as ready as possible,” said Staff Sgt. Stafford Hampton, ROCK I 18-06 player and 19th Force Support Squadron manpower specialist. “The threats are always here; we’re just trying to make sure we’re more trained than the threat.”

Simulated attacks and wing inspection team member’s roleplaying deployment-related scenarios made the exercise as realistic as possible, with different missions tailored toward specific career fields.

“It’s very good to [train service members] on how to don masks, how to decontaminate and knowing the procedures so that when they’re deployed they know what to do,” said Staff Sgt. Robert Thornton, Rock I 18-06 WIT member and 19th Civil Engineer Squadron security assistant.

Exercises like Rock I 18-06 help ensure safe and effective mission execution and form a unified team of professional Airmen renowned for Combat Airlift.