NAFB multi-assault counter terrorism exercise tests capabilities

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Staff Sgt. John Mitchell, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, uses a portable X-ray device to map out a simulated explosive device during a base exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 12. The exercise will be used as a learning tool and will provide feedback on what went right and what areas that could be improved on.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis

A simulated active shooter runs through hangar 220 on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., during a base-wide exercise held May 12. Nellis AFB conducted the exercise involving multiple possible real-life scenarios to test the response capabilities of emergency personnel and the base.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

A 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Protection Flight Airman passes out triage tags to label the severity of simulated injuries during a base exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 12. Each scenario had simulated active shooters and included volunteers who underwent moulage to simulate injuries that would occur during such an attack.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Airmen from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Protection Flight carry stretchers to out to simulated casualties of an active shooter scenario during a base exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 12. In addition to the active shooters, the track had a simulated bomb detonation and another simulated bomb that was planted.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis

99th Security Forces Squadron Airmen secure hangar 220 after a simulated active shooter scene during a base wide exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 12. During the scene, simulated active shooters interrupted a mock ceremony with smoke bombs making it increasingly difficult to secure the hangar.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Airman 1st Class Robert Siegmann, 99th Security Forces Squadron, pulls out handcuffs to arrest a simulated active shooter during a base exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 12. From May May 9 to 12, Nellis AFB conducted the exercise to evaluate the real-life response capabilities of emergency personnel and the base populace to a variety of scenarios depicting situations that could impact the base at any time.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Airman 1st Class Robert Siegmann, 99th Security Forces Squadron, secured a simulated active shooter’s weapons after subduing the suspect during a base exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 12. The exercise tested the readiness and procedures of the base with different sets of scenarios and challenges with May 12 serving as the pinnacle of the exercise as it simulated a multi-location large scale attack.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis

Simulated victims lay on the floor of hangar 220 at a simulated active shooter scene during a base wide exercise held May 12 on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. There were multiple scenarios that took place during the extensive exercise each calling for volunteers who underwent moulage to simulate the aftermath of an attack.

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