Airmen prep for Army Air Assault School

Airman Tyler Carpenter, 823d Base Defense Squadron fireteam member, drinks from his canteen after finishing the last obstacle during an Army Air Assault readiness assessment, Dec. 7, 2017, at Camp Blanding, Fla. The AAA readiness assessment is designed to prepare Airmen for the Army Air Assault School curriculum as well as its physical and mental stressors. During AAA, U.S. troops are taught an array of skills associated with rotary-winged aircraft. These skills widen the 820th Base Defense Group’s ability to swiftly deploy and defend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider)

Airman Tyler Carpenter, 823d Base Defense Squadron fireteam member, drinks from his canteen after finishing the last obstacle during an Army Air Assault readiness assessment, Dec. 7, 2017, at Camp Blanding, Fla. The AAA readiness assessment is designed to prepare Airmen for the Army Air Assault School curriculum as well as its physical and mental stressors. During AAA, U.S. troops are taught an array of skills associated with rotary-winged aircraft. These skills widen the 820th Base Defense Group’s ability to swiftly deploy and defend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider)

Staff Sgt. James McKinney, 823d Base Defense Squadron fireteam leader and cadre team member, watches candidates attempt an obstacle during an Army Air Assault readiness assessment, Dec. 7, 2017, at Camp Blanding, Fla. The AAA readiness assessment is designed to prepare Airmen for the Army Air Assault School curriculum as well as its physical and mental stressors. During AAA, U.S. troops are taught an array of skills associated with rotary-winged aircraft. These skills widen the 820th Base Defense Group’s ability to swiftly deploy and defend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider)

Staff Sgt. James McKinney, 823d Base Defense Squadron fireteam leader and cadre team member, watches candidates attempt an obstacle during an Army Air Assault readiness assessment, Dec. 7, 2017, at Camp Blanding, Fla. The AAA readiness assessment is designed to prepare Airmen for the Army Air Assault School curriculum as well as its physical and mental stressors. During AAA, U.S. troops are taught an array of skills associated with rotary-winged aircraft. These skills widen the 820th Base Defense Group’s ability to swiftly deploy and defend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider)

Airman 1st Class Brian Piperato, 824th Base Defense Squadron fireteam member, recovers after completing an obstacle during an Army Air Assault readiness assessment, Dec. 7, 2017, at Camp Blanding, Fla. The AAA readiness assessment is designed to prepare Airmen for the Army Air Assault School curriculum as well as its physical and mental stressors. During AAA, U.S. troops are taught an array of skills associated with rotary-winged aircraft. These skills widen the 820th Base Defense Group’s ability to swiftly deploy and defend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider)

Airman 1st Class Brian Piperato, 824th Base Defense Squadron fireteam member, recovers after completing an obstacle during an Army Air Assault readiness assessment, Dec. 7, 2017, at Camp Blanding, Fla. The AAA readiness assessment is designed to prepare Airmen for the Army Air Assault School curriculum as well as its physical and mental stressors. During AAA, U.S. troops are taught an array of skills associated with rotary-winged aircraft. These skills widen the 820th Base Defense Group’s ability to swiftly deploy and defend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider)

Airman 1st Class Brian Piperato, 824th Base Defense Squadron fireteam member, low crawls through an obstacle during an Army Air Assault readiness assessment, Dec. 7, 2017, at Camp Blanding, Fla. The AAA readiness assessment is designed to prepare Airmen for the Army Air Assault School curriculum as well as its physical and mental stressors. During AAA, U.S. troops are taught an array of skills associated with rotary-winged aircraft. These skills widen the 820th Base Defense Group’s ability to swiftly deploy and defend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider)

Airman 1st Class Brian Piperato, 824th Base Defense Squadron fireteam member, low crawls through an obstacle during an Army Air Assault readiness assessment, Dec. 7, 2017, at Camp Blanding, Fla. The AAA readiness assessment is designed to prepare Airmen for the Army Air Assault School curriculum as well as its physical and mental stressors. During AAA, U.S. troops are taught an array of skills associated with rotary-winged aircraft. These skills widen the 820th Base Defense Group’s ability to swiftly deploy and defend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider)

Airman Tyler Carpenter, 823d Base Defense Squadron fireteam member, leaps over a log obstacle during an Army Air Assault readiness assessment, Dec. 7, 2017, at Camp Blanding, Fla. The AAA readiness assessment is designed to prepare Airmen for the Army Air Assault School curriculum as well as its physical and mental stressors. During AAA, U.S. troops are taught an array of skills associated with rotary-winged aircraft. These skills widen the 820th Base Defense Group’s ability to swiftly deploy and defend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider)

Airman Tyler Carpenter, 823d Base Defense Squadron fireteam member, leaps over a log obstacle during an Army Air Assault readiness assessment, Dec. 7, 2017, at Camp Blanding, Fla. The AAA readiness assessment is designed to prepare Airmen for the Army Air Assault School curriculum as well as its physical and mental stressors. During AAA, U.S. troops are taught an array of skills associated with rotary-winged aircraft. These skills widen the 820th Base Defense Group’s ability to swiftly deploy and defend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider)

Airmen from the 820th Base Defense Group navigate the weaver obstacle during an Army Air Assault readiness assessment, Dec. 7, 2017, at Camp Blanding, Fla. The AAA readiness assessment is designed to prepare Airmen for the Army Air Assault School curriculum as well as its physical and mental stressors. During AAA, U.S. troops are taught an array of skills associated with rotary-winged aircraft. These skills widen the 820th BDG’s ability to swiftly deploy and defend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider)

Airmen from the 820th Base Defense Group navigate the weaver obstacle during an Army Air Assault readiness assessment, Dec. 7, 2017, at Camp Blanding, Fla. The AAA readiness assessment is designed to prepare Airmen for the Army Air Assault School curriculum as well as its physical and mental stressors. During AAA, U.S. troops are taught an array of skills associated with rotary-winged aircraft. These skills widen the 820th BDG’s ability to swiftly deploy and defend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider Daniel Snider)

Airmen from the 820th Base Defense Group low crawl through an obstacle during an Army Air Assault readiness assessment, Dec. 7, 2017, at Camp Blanding, Fla. The AAA readiness assessment is designed to prepare Airmen for the Army Air Assault School curriculum as well as its physical and mental stressors. During AAA, U.S. troops are taught an array of skills associated with rotary-winged aircraft. These skills widen the 820th BDG’s ability to swiftly deploy and defend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider)

Airmen from the 820th Base Defense Group low crawl through an obstacle during an Army Air Assault readiness assessment, Dec. 7, 2017, at Camp Blanding, Fla. The AAA readiness assessment is designed to prepare Airmen for the Army Air Assault School curriculum as well as its physical and mental stressors. During AAA, U.S. troops are taught an array of skills associated with rotary-winged aircraft. These skills widen the 820th BDG’s ability to swiftly deploy and defend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider)

Airmen from the 820th Base Defense Group perform flutter kicks during an Army Air Assault readiness assessment, Dec. 7, 2017, at Camp Blanding, Fla. The AAA readiness assessment is designed to prepare Airmen for the Army Air Assault School curriculum as well as its physical and mental stressors. During AAA, U.S. troops are taught an array of skills associated with rotary-winged aircraft. These skills widen the 820th BDG's ability to swiftly deploy and defend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider)

Airmen from the 820th Base Defense Group perform flutter kicks during an Army Air Assault readiness assessment, Dec. 7, 2017, at Camp Blanding, Fla. The AAA readiness assessment is designed to prepare Airmen for the Army Air Assault School curriculum as well as its physical and mental stressors. During AAA, U.S. troops are taught an array of skills associated with rotary-winged aircraft. These skills widen the 820th BDG's ability to swiftly deploy and defend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Snider)

Airmen from the 820th Base Defense Group perform the sit-up portion of the Army Physical Fitness Test during an Army Air Assault readiness assessment, Dec. 7, 2017, at Camp Blanding, Fla. The AAA readiness assessment is designed to prepare Airmen for the Army Air Assault School curriculum as well as its physical and mental stressors. During AAA, U.S. troops are taught an array of skills associated with rotary-winged aircraft. These skills widen the 820th BDG’s ability to swiftly deploy and defend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider)

Airmen from the 820th Base Defense Group perform the sit-up portion of the Army Physical Fitness Test during an Army Air Assault readiness assessment, Dec. 7, 2017, at Camp Blanding, Fla. The AAA readiness assessment is designed to prepare Airmen for the Army Air Assault School curriculum as well as its physical and mental stressors. During AAA, U.S. troops are taught an array of skills associated with rotary-winged aircraft. These skills widen the 820th BDG’s ability to swiftly deploy and defend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider)

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