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442nd Fighter Wing conducts final exercise before October's inspection

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Capt. Lance Orr, 303rd Fighter Squadron fighter pilot, adjusts his field radio during a class designed to equip fighter pilots with the skills needed to survive if their aircraft ever went down behind enemy lines, Sept. 16. Captain Orr and other 303rd pilots were instructed by Staff Sgt. Michael Garcia, 509th Operations Support Squadron search and rescue specialist. They participated in extensive class room and field training. The 303rd fighter pilots are stationed at here and fly the A-10 Warthogs.(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kenny Holston)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Capt. Lance Orr, 303rd Fighter Squadron fighter pilot, adjusts his field radio during a class designed to equip fighter pilots with the skills needed to survive if their aircraft ever went down behind enemy lines, Sept. 16. Captain Orr and other 303rd pilots were instructed by Staff Sgt. Michael Garcia, 509th Operations Support Squadron search and rescue specialist. They participated in extensive class room and field training. The 303rd fighter pilots are stationed at here and fly the A-10 Warthogs.(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kenny Holston)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Staff Sgt. Michael Garcia (right) , 509th Operations Support Squadron search and rescue specialist, explains cover and concealment techniques to Capt. Lance Orr, 303rd Fighter Squadron fighter pilot, during a class designed to equip fighter pilots with the skills needed to survive if their aircraft ever went down behind enemy lines, Sept. 16. The 303rd fighter pilots are stationed at here and fly the A-10 Warthogs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kenny Holston)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Staff Sgt. Michael Garcia (right) , 509th Operations Support Squadron search and rescue specialist, explains cover and concealment techniques to Capt. Lance Orr, 303rd Fighter Squadron fighter pilot, during a class designed to equip fighter pilots with the skills needed to survive if their aircraft ever went down behind enemy lines, Sept. 16. The 303rd fighter pilots are stationed at here and fly the A-10 Warthogs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kenny Holston)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Staff Sgt. Michael Garcia (center) , 509th Operations Support Squadron search and rescue specialist, trains 303rd Fighter Squadron pilots on the techniques needed to survive if their aircraft were to go down behind enemy lines, Sept. 16. The training was part of the 442nd Phase II exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kenny Holston)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Staff Sgt. Michael Garcia (center) , 509th Operations Support Squadron search and rescue specialist, trains 303rd Fighter Squadron pilots on the techniques needed to survive if their aircraft were to go down behind enemy lines, Sept. 16. The training was part of the 442nd Phase II exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kenny Holston)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Staff Sgt. Otto Briery, 442nd Fighter Wing, puts on his chemical gloves during an exercise, Sept. 16. The 442nd Fighter Wing has exercise to ensure their members remain current on their readiness training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cory Todd)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Staff Sgt. Otto Briery, 442nd Fighter Wing, puts on his chemical gloves during an exercise, Sept. 16. The 442nd Fighter Wing has exercise to ensure their members remain current on their readiness training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cory Todd)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Staff Sergeant Otto Briery, 442nd Fighter Wing, briefs Technical Sergeant Charles Roush and Staff Sergeant Brent Hanson on proper decontamination procedures, Sept. 16. The 442nd Fighter Wing has exercise to ensure their members remain current on their readiness training. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ SrA Cory Todd)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Staff Sergeant Otto Briery, 442nd Fighter Wing, briefs Technical Sergeant Charles Roush and Staff Sergeant Brent Hanson on proper decontamination procedures, Sept. 16. The 442nd Fighter Wing has exercise to ensure their members remain current on their readiness training. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ SrA Cory Todd)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Technical Sergeant Charles Roush, 442nd Fighter Wing, Decontaminates Staff Sergeant Brent Hanson, 442nd Fighter Wing, Sept. 16. The 442nd Fighter Wing has exercise to ensure their members remain current on their readiness training. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ SrA Cory Todd)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Technical Sergeant Charles Roush, 442nd Fighter Wing, Decontaminates Staff Sergeant Brent Hanson, 442nd Fighter Wing, Sept. 16. The 442nd Fighter Wing has exercise to ensure their members remain current on their readiness training. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ SrA Cory Todd)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – a member of the 442nd Fighter Wing throws away a contaminated paper bag while possessing through a chemical line during an exercise, Sept. 16. The 442nd Fighter Wing has exercise to ensure their members remain current on their readiness training. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ SrA Cory Todd)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – a member of the 442nd Fighter Wing throws away a contaminated paper bag while possessing through a chemical line during an exercise, Sept. 16. The 442nd Fighter Wing has exercise to ensure their members remain current on their readiness training. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ SrA Cory Todd)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Members of the 442nd Fighter Wing read the instructions for decontaminating each other while processing through a chemical line during an exercise, Sept. 16. The 442nd Fighter Wing has exercise to ensure their members remain current on their readiness training. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ SrA Cory Todd)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Members of the 442nd Fighter Wing read the instructions for decontaminating each other while processing through a chemical line during an exercise, Sept. 16. The 442nd Fighter Wing has exercise to ensure their members remain current on their readiness training. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ SrA Cory Todd)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – a member of the 442nd Fighter Wing throws away a contaminated paper bag while possessing through a chemical line during an exercise, Sept. 16. The 442nd Fighter Wing has exercise to ensure their members remain current on their readiness training. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ SrA Cory Todd)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – a member of the 442nd Fighter Wing throws away a contaminated paper bag while possessing through a chemical line during an exercise, Sept. 16. The 442nd Fighter Wing has exercise to ensure their members remain current on their readiness training. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ SrA Cory Todd)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Members of the 442nd Fighter Wing decontaminates each other while processing through a chemical line during an exercise, Sept. 16. The 442nd Fighter Wing has exercise to ensure their members remain current on their readiness training. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ SrA Cory Todd)
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Members of the 442nd Fighter Wing decontaminates each other while processing through a chemical line during an exercise, Sept. 16. The 442nd Fighter Wing has exercise to ensure their members remain current on their readiness training. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ SrA Cory Todd)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Members of the 442nd Fighter Wing proceeds to the next station while processing through a chemical line during an exercise, Sept. 16. The 442nd Fighter Wing has exercise to ensure their members remain current on their readiness training. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ SrA Cory Todd)
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Members of the 442nd Fighter Wing proceeds to the next station while processing through a chemical line during an exercise, Sept. 16. The 442nd Fighter Wing has exercise to ensure their members remain current on their readiness training. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ SrA Cory Todd)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Senior Airman Melissa Miller, 442nd Fighter Wing, takes off her partner, Staff Sergeant Jonathon Gray, chemical boot while processing through a chemical line during an exercise, Sept. 16. The 442nd Fighter Wing has exercise to ensure their members remain current on their readiness training. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ SrA Cory Todd)
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Senior Airman Melissa Miller, 442nd Fighter Wing, takes off her partner, Staff Sergeant Jonathon Gray, chemical boot while processing through a chemical line during an exercise, Sept. 16. The 442nd Fighter Wing has exercise to ensure their members remain current on their readiness training. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ SrA Cory Todd)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Technical Sergeant Charles Roush and Staff Sergeant Brent Hanson, 442nd Fighter Wing, hold all of their gear waiting to proceed further through the chemical line, Sept. 16. The 442nd Fighter Wing has exercise to ensure their members remain current on their readiness training. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ SrA Cory Todd)
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Technical Sergeant Charles Roush and Staff Sergeant Brent Hanson, 442nd Fighter Wing, hold all of their gear waiting to proceed further through the chemical line, Sept. 16. The 442nd Fighter Wing has exercise to ensure their members remain current on their readiness training. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ SrA Cory Todd)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Staff Sergeant Brent Hanson, 442nd Fighter Wing, picks up his chemical mask after processing through the chemical line, Sept. 16. The 442nd Fighter Wing has exercise to ensure their members remain current on their readiness training. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ SrA Cory Todd)
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Staff Sergeant Brent Hanson, 442nd Fighter Wing, picks up his chemical mask after processing through the chemical line, Sept. 16. The 442nd Fighter Wing has exercise to ensure their members remain current on their readiness training. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ SrA Cory Todd)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – A crew chief for the 442nd Fighter Wing signals the pilot of an A-10 Thunderbolt II which way he needs to turn during the Phase II exercise, Sept. 16. The Phase II exercise is an annual mobility exercise, which inspects all areas of 442nd operations. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ SrA Cory Todd)
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – A crew chief for the 442nd Fighter Wing signals the pilot of an A-10 Thunderbolt II which way he needs to turn during the Phase II exercise, Sept. 16. The Phase II exercise is an annual mobility exercise, which inspects all areas of 442nd operations. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ SrA Cory Todd)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Maj. Bryan Stone, 442nd Fighter Wing, waits to step off an A-10 Thunderbolt II, during the Phase II exercise, Sept. 16. The Phase II exercise is an annual mobility exercise, which inspects all areas of 442nd operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cory Todd)
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Maj. Bryan Stone, 442nd Fighter Wing, waits to step off an A-10 Thunderbolt II, during the Phase II exercise, Sept. 16. The Phase II exercise is an annual mobility exercise, which inspects all areas of 442nd operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cory Todd)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Members of the 442nd Fighter Wing inspect each other after donning their gas mask during the Phase II exercise, Sept. 16. Phase II exercise is an annual mobility exercise, which inspects all areas of 442nd operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cory Todd)
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Members of the 442nd Fighter Wing inspect each other after donning their gas mask during the Phase II exercise, Sept. 16. Phase II exercise is an annual mobility exercise, which inspects all areas of 442nd operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cory Todd)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Members of the 442nd Fighter Wing proceed to the nearest bunker to take cover during a simulated attack in the Phase II exercise, Sept. 16. Phase II exercise is an annual mobility exercise, which inspects all areas of 442nd operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cory Todd)
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Members of the 442nd Fighter Wing proceed to the nearest bunker to take cover during a simulated attack in the Phase II exercise, Sept. 16. Phase II exercise is an annual mobility exercise, which inspects all areas of 442nd operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cory Todd)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Members of the 442nd Fighter Wing initiate self-aid and buddy care procedures after finding one of their own simulated wounded during the Phase II exercise, Sept. 16. Phase II exercise is an annual mobility exercise, which inspects all areas of 442nd operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cory Todd)
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Members of the 442nd Fighter Wing initiate self-aid and buddy care procedures after finding one of their own simulated wounded during the Phase II exercise, Sept. 16. Phase II exercise is an annual mobility exercise, which inspects all areas of 442nd operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cory Todd)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Tech. Sgt. Shawn Johnson, 442nd Civil Engineer Squadron, clears his weapon during the Phase II exercise, Sept. 16.  Phase II exercise is an annual mobility exercise, which inspects all areas of 442nd operations.
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Tech. Sgt. Shawn Johnson, 442nd Civil Engineer Squadron, clears his weapon during the Phase II exercise, Sept. 16. Phase II exercise is an annual mobility exercise, which inspects all areas of 442nd operations.

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Air Force Reservists in the 442nd Fighter Wing conducted their final "dress rehearsal" operational readiness exercise here Sep. 16-20 to prepare for an Air Combat Command operational readiness inspection in October.

During the exercise, 442nd Citizen Airmen simulated deploying to a forward operating base and many of the events and hardships they may face in a real-world situation.

Some of the training events included ground attacks from simulated enemies, donning protective equipment during chemical attacks and performing self aid and buddy care on simulated-wounded Citizen Airmen.