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Training like the best, prepared for the worst

  • Published
  • By Staff Sgt. Noah J. Tancer
  • 910th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 910th Civil Engineer Squadron’s emergency management flight conducted a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives response training event on March 14, 2022, at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio.

With the intent to knock out requirements for both first-term Airmen in upgrade training and veteran members refining their skills, nine Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 910th Airlift Wing and one from the 911th Airlift Wing, Pittsburgh Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, donned their mission-oriented protective posture gear for the exercise.

The Air Force’s emergency management flights are responsible for training all Airmen on proper mission-oriented protective posture gear wear and CBRNE response in order to ensure the mission can continue in the wake of an attack.

They are also one of the first teams to jump into action post-attack by dispatching reconnaissance crews to check the base for unexploded ordinance or indications of chemical attacks. After data collection, they provide trusted counsel to leadership in the determination of threat-level progression and danger area mapping.

Emergency management flights and CBRNE training play a critical role in keeping the United States Air Force prepared in case the unthinkable becomes reality.