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Black Knights continue ATSO Rodeos

people sit with weapons

Black Knight Airmen practice defending a simulated deployed environment during the monthly Ability to Survive and Operate Rodeo at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Feb. 20, 2020. Participants refreshed their knowledge of weapon handling; Self-Aid Buddy Care; and chemical biological radiological and nuclear training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristine M. Gruwell)

People hold weapons.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Corbin Herrick, 19th Maintenance Squadron crew chief, practices defending a simulated deployed environment during the monthly Ability to Survive and Operate Rodeo at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Feb. 20, 2020. The 19th Airlift Wing conducts monthly ATSO exercises to maintain full spectrum readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristine M. Gruwell)

A person puts on mop gear.

An Airman puts on mission oriented protective posture gear during the monthly Ability to Survive and Operate Rodeo at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Feb. 20, 2020. ATSO exercises are monthly training events intended to continue building the 19th Airlift Wing’s full spectrum readiness with a live flying and aircraft recovery and generation chemical warfare scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristine M. Gruwell)

A man talks to people

An explosive ordnance disposal Airman educates Black Knights on different types of ordnances during the monthly Ability to Survive and Operate Rodeo at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Feb. 20, 2020. ATSO exercises are held monthly and build on past progress leading up to and through ROCKI 20-01. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristine M. Gruwell)

People stand outside.

Black Knight Airmen practice Self-Aid Buddy Care during the monthly Ability to Survive and Operate Rodeo at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Feb. 20, 2020. Participants refreshed their knowledge of weapon handling; Self-Aid Buddy Care; and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristine M. Gruwell)

People practice SABC

Black Knight Airmen practice Self-Aid Buddy Care during the monthly Ability to Survive and Operate Rodeo at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Feb. 20, 2020. ATSO exercises are monthly training events intended to continue the 19th Airlift Wing’s full spectrum readiness with a live flying and aircraft recovery and generation chemical warfare scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristine M. Gruwell)

People work with weapons.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Collin Gendron, 19th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, shows Black Knight Airmen the basics of operating an M16 and M4 rifle during the monthly Ability to Survive and Operate Rodeo at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Feb. 20, 2020. Participants refreshed their knowledge of weapon handling; Self-Aid Buddy Care; and chemical biological radiological and nuclear training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristine M. Gruwell)

a man on a flightline

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Cameron Bou, 41st Airlift Squadron loadmaster, performs pre-flight checks on a C-130J Super Hercules as part of an Ability to Survive and Operate Rodeo at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Feb. 20, 2020. The 19th Airlift Wing conducts monthly ATSO exercises to maintain full spectrum readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mariam K. Springs)

A loadmaster from the 61st Airlift Squadron guides a K loader to the back of a C-130J.

A loadmaster from the 61st Airlift Squadron guides a K loader to the back of a C-130J Super Hercules during the monthly Ability to Survive and Operate Rodeo at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Feb. 20, 2020. The 19th Airlift Wing continues to forge Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear readiness through monthly ATSO Rodeos. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Irvin)

An Airman from the 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron connects power to a C-130J Super Hercules.
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An Airman from the 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron connects power to a C-130J Super Hercules during the monthly Ability to Survive and Operate Rodeo at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Feb. 20, 2020. This exercise is critical in ensuring full spectrum readiness while providing Airmen an opportunity to train in Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Irvin)

men in an aircraft
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Airmen from the 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load cargo on a C-130J Super Hercules as part of an Ability to Survive and Operate Rodeo at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Feb. 20, 2020. ATSO exercises are monthly training events intended to continue the 19th Airlift Wing’s full spectrum readiness with a live flying and aircraft recovery and generation chemical warfare scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mariam K. Springs)

Airmen from the 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron unload cargo from the back of a C-130J Super Hercules.
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Airmen from the 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron unload cargo from the back of a C-130J Super Hercules during the monthly Ability to Survive and Operate Rodeo at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Feb. 20, 2020. The 19th Airlift Wing continues to forge Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear readiness through monthly ATSO Rodeos. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Irvin)

An Airman from the 19th Logistic Readiness Squadron drives a K loader to the back of C-130J Super Hercules.
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An Airman from the 19th Logistic Readiness Squadron prepares to connect a fuel line to a C-130J Super Hercules during the monthly Ability to Survive and Operate Rodeo at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Feb. 20, 2020. The intent of the ATSO exercise is to enhance wing readiness and continue building ready warriors by training an integrated cross-section of the wing encompassing approximately 165 participants. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Irvin)

men on a plane
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Airmen from the 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron secure cargo on a C-130J Super Hercules as part of an Ability to Survive and Operate Rodeo Feb. 20, 2020. ATSO exercises are held monthly and build on previous training leading up to and through ROCKI 20-01. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mariam K. Springs)

An Airman from the 19th Logistic Readiness Squadron drives a K loader to the back of C-130J Super Hercules.
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An Airman from the 19th Logistic Readiness Squadron drives a K loader to the back of C-130J Super Hercules during the monthly Ability to Survive and Operate Rodeo at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Feb. 20, 2020. This exercise is critical in ensuring full spectrum readiness while providing Airmen an opportunity to train in Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Irvin)

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