Tinker conducts War Wagon exercises

In the foreground, Lt. Matthew Hau, with the Tinker Fire and Emergency Services, helps Staff Sgt. Wesley Smith, with the 72nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron’s Bioenvironmental Flight, out of his Level A Hazmat suit. In the background, Lt. Jeff Briley and Lt. Kyle Abernathy spray simulated chemical residue off of Corey Morgan, with 72nd ABW Civil Engineering Direcorate Emergency Management, in the Hazmat decontamination area of the CBRNE exercise Oct. 5. Air Force Materiel Command, Air Force Sustainment Center and 72nd Air Base Wing Inspector General’s Office inspectors monitored this exercise, along with the pre-deployment mobility line and gate runner exercises Oct. 4.

In the foreground, Lt. Matthew Hau, with the Tinker Fire and Emergency Services, helps Staff Sgt. Wesley Smith, with the 72nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron’s Bioenvironmental Flight, out of his Level A Hazmat suit. In the background, Lt. Jeff Briley and Lt. Kyle Abernathy spray simulated chemical residue off of Corey Morgan, with 72nd ABW Civil Engineering Direcorate Emergency Management, in the Hazmat decontamination area of the CBRNE exercise Oct. 5. Air Force Materiel Command, Air Force Sustainment Center and 72nd Air Base Wing Inspector General’s Office inspectors monitored this exercise, along with the pre-deployment mobility line and gate runner exercises Oct. 4. (Air Force photo by Kelly White)

Senior Airman Kristina Song, with the 72nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron’s Bioenvironmental Flight, monitors air quality in a simulated contaminated area during the Oct. 5 CBRNE exercise. Wearing a Level A Hazmat fully-encapsulated suit, Airman Song is able to communicate with her team, monitor the air, identify chemicals, take photos of the scene and take samples of liquids or powder if necessary

Senior Airman Kristina Song, with the 72nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron’s Bioenvironmental Flight, monitors air quality in a simulated contaminated area during the Oct. 5 CBRNE exercise. Wearing a Level A Hazmat fully-encapsulated suit, Airman Song is able to communicate with her team, monitor the air, identify chemicals, take photos of the scene and take samples of liquids or powder if necessary. (Air Force photo by Kelly White)

Air Force Materiel Command inspectors, along with Air Force Sustainment Center and 72nd Air Base Wing Inspector General’s offices were on-hand last week, Oct. 4, for an exercise in the deployment processing area of Bldg. 260. Members of the 72nd ABW simulated the process from checking in their C-Bags containing their mission-oriented protective posture gear to inspecting their A-Bags containing their ABU’s, PT gear and hygiene items, for example. After that, the simulated deployers listened to a pre-deployment briefing and then went through the Air Passenger Terminal to check their mobility folders with medical, legal, finance, eligibility, chaplain, services, orders and then passenger manifesting.

Air Force Materiel Command inspectors, along with Air Force Sustainment Center and 72nd Air Base Wing Inspector General’s offices were on-hand last week, Oct. 4, for an exercise in the deployment processing area of Bldg. 260. Members of the 72nd ABW simulated the process from checking in their C-Bags containing their mission-oriented protective posture gear to inspecting their A-Bags containing their ABU’s, PT gear and hygiene items, for example. After that, the simulated deployers listened to a pre-deployment briefing and then went through the Air Passenger Terminal to check their mobility folders with medical, legal, finance, eligibility, chaplain, services, orders and then passenger manifesting. (Air Force photo by Kelly White)

Senior Airman Chris Inman, left, and Staff Sgt. James Stiegler, both with the 72nd Security Forces Squadron, and Military Working Dog Kali inspect the contents of a vehicle which was used in a gate-runner scenario for a War Wagon exercise Oct. 4.

Senior Airman Chris Inman, left, and Staff Sgt. James Stiegler, both with the 72nd Security Forces Squadron, and Military Working Dog Kali inspect the contents of a vehicle which was used in a gate-runner scenario for a War Wagon exercise Oct. 4. (Air Force photo by Kelly White)

Christina Austin, with 72nd Air Base Wing Force Support Squadron, checks Samantha Johnson’s, 72nd Medical Operations Squadron, I.D. at the Child Development Center West during a War Wagon exercise Oct. 4. Force protection conditions were elevated to FPCON Charlie during the exercise, denoting that local terrorist activity is imminent and would warrant the base, as well as facilities within, to issue 100 percent ID checks.

Christina Austin, with 72nd Air Base Wing Force Support Squadron, checks Samantha Johnson’s, 72nd Medical Operations Squadron, I.D. at the Child Development Center West during a War Wagon exercise Oct. 4. Force protection conditions were elevated to FPCON Charlie during the exercise, denoting that local terrorist activity is imminent and would warrant the base, as well as facilities within, to issue 100 percent ID checks. (Air Force photo by Kelly White)

Senior Airman Heaven Yang, with the 72nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron, helps secure the gas mask for Corey Morgan, with 72nd ABW Civil Engineering Directorate Emergency Management, before he enters a contaminated environment during the Oct. 5 CBRNE exercise.

Senior Airman Heaven Yang, with the 72nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron, helps secure the gas mask for Corey Morgan, with 72nd ABW Civil Engineering Directorate Emergency Management, before he enters a contaminated environment during the Oct. 5 CBRNE exercise. (Air Force photo by Kelly White)

Lt. Chad Beals, left, and Capt. David Jones, right, help Lt. Jeff Briley, all with the Tinker Fire and Emergency Services, with his gas mask and Level B Hazmat suit. The suit helps keep liquids or chemicals off of the skin while working in the decontamination area of the chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosive exercise Oct. 5.

Lt. Chad Beals, left, and Capt. David Jones, right, help Lt. Jeff Briley, all with the Tinker Fire and Emergency Services, with his gas mask and Level B Hazmat suit. The suit helps keep liquids or chemicals off of the skin while working in the decontamination area of the chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosive exercise Oct. 5. (Air Force photo by Kelly White)

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- In the foreground, Lt. Matthew Hau, with the Tinker Fire and Emergency Services, helps Staff Sgt. Wesley Smith, with the 72nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron’s Bioenvironmental Flight, out of his Level A Hazmat suit. In the background, Lt. Jeff Briley and Lt. Kyle Abernathy spray simulated chemical residue off of Corey Morgan, with 72nd ABW Civil Engineering Direcorate Emergency Management, in the Hazmat decontamination area of the CBRNE exercise Oct. 5. Air Force Materiel Command, Air Force Sustainment Center and 72nd Air Base Wing Inspector General’s Office inspectors monitored this exercise, along with the pre-deployment mobility line and gate runner exercises Oct. 4. (Air Force photo by Kelly White)