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U.S. Air Power simulated expose Airmen to radiation

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The U.S. Air Power held radiological plane restoration coaching at Little Rock Air Power Base, Arkansas, Jan. 23, 2020, in keeping with a latest service information launch.

Airmen from the 19th Plane Upkeep Squadron participate in a radiological plane restoration coaching train. The 19th Airlift Wing continues to forge Chemical, Organic, Radiological, and Nuclear readiness by way of month-to-month Means to Survive and Function (ATSO) Rodeos.

The aim of the coaching is to proceed to aggressively mitigate challenges of mobility operations in contested environments by way of deliberate efforts that fortify command and management techniques and improve plane survivability.

The situation for the coaching was for plane to simulate flying right into a radiological surroundings utilizing the suitable protecting gear. Personnel on the plane have been then met on the flight line with skilled professionals to assist them get the care and decontamination they would want, in addition to decontaminate cargo and the plane.

This coaching included efforts from the 19th Plane Upkeep Squadron, 19th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron, 19th Civil Engineer Squadron, 19th Logistic Readiness Squadron, and 19th Operations Assist Squadron.

In the course of the coaching, Airmen from the 19th OMRS Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight used gear to detect and monitor radiation, giving them real-world apply for the sort of situation.

Picture by Airman 1st Class Jayden Ford
Picture by Airman 1st Class Jayden Ford