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June 26, 2014

Operational Readiness Exercise tests D-M Airmen

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)

Airmen from the 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit take shelter in a simulated bunker after an alarm sounded during an Operational Readiness Exercise. This exercise was designed to test and prepare Airmen for deployed operations.

Senior Airman Iain McElrath, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, marshals out an A-10 Thunderbolt II during an Operational Readiness Exercise held here, June 17. These exercises are held to ensure D-M’s Airmen maintain the highest levels of proficiency and readiness for worldwide military and humanitarian operations.

Airman assigned to the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron build a roof for a structure at a simulated deployed location, during an Operational Readiness Exercise held here. The ORE gave Airmen an idea of what to do in a deployed area, while giving base leadership an idea of what situations need more awareness.




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