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February 12, 2018
 

D-M conducts training exercise

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyter

U.S. Air Force Airmen participate in a post-attack reconnaissance sweep exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 8, 2018. The readiness exercise allows Airmen to practice unexploded ordnance recognition and self-aid buddy care.
 

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyter

A U.S. Air Force Airman participates in a post-attack reconnaissance sweep exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 8, 2018. During the PAR sweep exercise, Airmen practice unexploded ordnance recognition and self-aid buddy care.
 

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyter

U.S. Airmen gear up for a post-attack reconnaissance sweep exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 8, 2018. Throughout the week, Airmen will participate in various exercises to strengthen combat readiness.
 

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims

U.S. Airmen process through a personnel deployment function line during the Bushwhacker 18-02 Cactus Flag exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 7, 2018. The Cactus Flag exercise is designed to ensure D-M is ready to provide attack airpower in support of combatant commanders anywhere in the world.
 

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims

U.S. Airmen attend a pre-deployment briefing during the Bushwhacker 18-02 Cactus Flag exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 7, 2018. The Cactus Flag exercise is designed to ensure D-M is ready to provide attack airpower in support of combatant commanders anywhere in the world.
 

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims

U.S. Airmen wait in line to complete pre-deployment processing during the Bushwhacker 18-02 Cactus Flag exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 7, 2018. The Cactus Flag exercise is designed to ensure D-M is ready to provide attack airpower in support of combatant commanders anywhere in the world.
 

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby

A U.S. Airman checks his mission oriented protective posture gear during pre-deployment processing for the Bushwhacker 18-02 Cactus Flag exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 8, 2018. The Cactus Flag exercise is designed to ensure D-M is ready to provide attack airpower in support of combatant commanders anywhere in the world.
 

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby

A U.S. Airman checks his mission oriented protective posture gear during pre-deployment processing for Bushwhacker 18-02 Cactus Flag at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 8, 2018. The Cactus Flag exercise is designed to ensure D-M is ready to provide attack airpower in support of combatant commanders anywhere in the world.
 

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby

A U.S. Airman checks his mission oriented protective posture gear during pre-deployment processing for the Bushwhacker 18-02 Cactus Flag exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 8, 2018. The Cactus Flag exercise is designed to ensure D-M is ready to provide attack airpower in support of combatant commanders anywhere in the world.
 

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby

A U.S. Airman begins pre-deployment processing for the Bushwhacker 18-02 Cactus Flag exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 8, 2018. The Cactus Flag exercise is designed to ensure D-M is ready to provide attack airpower in support of combatant commanders anywhere in the world.
 

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby

U.S. Airmen inspect their issued mission oriented protective posture gear during pre-deployment processing for the Bushwhacker 18-02 Cactus Flag exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 8, 2018. The Cactus Flag exercise is designed to ensure D-M is ready to provide attack airpower in support of combatant commanders anywhere in the world.
 

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims

A U.S. Airman is issued mission oriented protective posture gear during pre-deployment processing for the Bushwhacker 18-02 Cactus Flag exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 7, 2018. The Cactus Flag exercise is designed to ensure D-M is ready to provide attack airpower in support of combatant commanders anywhere in the world.




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