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Puerto Rico Air National Guard Airmen assigned to the 156th Contingency Response Group perform low crawls during tactical movement drills while attending the Fieldcraft Contingency Response course Sept. 15, 2020, at the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. FCCR better prepares Airmen to conduct CR missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ashley Hyatt)
Lt. Col. Nathan Bump, Commander, 421st Combat Training Squadron, discusses changes and improvements to the training his squadron provides Airmen across the Air Force with Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command, during his visit to the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey on Sept. 18, 2020. Webb and Chief Master Sgt. Erik Thompson, Command Chief Master Sergeant, Headquarters AETC, visited the USAF EC to gain a better understanding of the Center’s mission as the Air Force's Center of excellence for Rapid Global Mobility and expeditionary Agile Combat Support training and education, while also providing direct oversight for the Global Air Mobility Support System and installation support, contingency response, and building partnership capacity mission sets within the global mobility enterprise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. George Tobias)
Staff Sgt. Emesh Fernando, Qualification Training Package Manager, Air Transportation Section, 423rd Mobility Training Squadron, poses for an official photo. On Sept. 10 he performed lifesaving actions to save an eight-year-old child from choking in Clementon, N.J. (Courtesy Photo)
Master Sgt. James Gragg, 321st Contingency Response Squadron weather technician, sets up a tactical meteorological observation system during Exercise Swamp Devil at Lake Charles, Louisiana, July 26, 2020. The TMQ-53 is used to observe weather elements and relay information to pilots in real time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr)
Tech. Sgt. John Rodiguez, 321st Contingency Response Squadron security team, provides security with a Ghost Robotics Vision 60 prototype at a simulated austere base during the Advanced Battle Management System exercise on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 1, 2020. The ABMS is an interconnected battle network — the digital architecture or foundation — which collects, processes and shares data relevant to warfighters in order to make better decisions faster. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Cory D. Payne)
Capt. Matthew Schnarrs, 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron course facilitator, observes as Tech. Sgt. Larry Diaz, 571st MSAS instructor, gives a briefing on command and control operations during a virtual engagement with the National Aeronaval Service of Panama Sept. 1, 2020, at Travis Air Force Base in California. The two-week engagement is their first time using a virtual medium to train a partner nation and consists of an introductory command and control course and a multi-topic airfield operations course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Liliana Moreno)
Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, Air Mobility Command commander, smiles while listening to Col. Doug Jackson, 621st Contingency Response Wing commander, about the wing mission Aug. 31, 2020, on Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Jackson has commanded the 621st CRW since May 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. David W. Carbajal)
Tech. Sgt. Larry Diaz, 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron fire protection air advisor, hikes south along the California coastline during the final day of squadron’s field training exercise Aug. 13, 2020, at King Range National Conservation Area near Shelter Cove, Calif. FTX students built makeshift shelters in order to sleep on the coastline overnight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. David W. Carbajal)
Staff Sgt. Melida Diaz, Phoenix Raven Qualification Instructor, 421st Combat Training Squadron, observes the form of the Phoenix Raven Qualification Course students as they practice strikes with their partners in the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center’s Redman Room, Aug. 12, 2020, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The course, which ran from July 27 to Aug, 19, qualifies selected security forces personnel to perform as members of a force protection team assigned to deploy with Department of Defense aircraft to austere environments. Students are trained to perform as teams to detect, deter, and counter threats to personnel/aircraft at deployed locations by performing close-in aircraft security and advising aircrew on force protection measures. In addition, the course prepares students to conduct/report airfield assessments and perform flight deck denial duties on select missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. George Tobias)
U.S. Air Force Capt. Kaitlin Morones, 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron logistics air advisor, places a pin on Sargento Primero Juan Germán Nieto Calderón from the Fuerza Aérea Ecuatoriana, during a graduation ceremony July 31, 2020, at Cotopaxi Air Force Base in Latacunga, Ecuador. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Freddy Muñoz)
Airfield assessment team members from the 621st and 821st Contingency Response Groups compare an experimental, automated dynamic cone penetrometer to conventional data gathering methods at Houma-Terrebonne Airport, Louisiana, July 11, 2020. The DCP saves time by streamlining the airfield assessment testing and data collection process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr)
U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center students receive a briefing on their requirements after being released from quarantine July 23, 2020, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. After the students complete a 14-day quarantine, they receive new rooms where they will stay in until the completion of their courses. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ashley Hyatt)

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