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Airmen test combat capabilities with readiness exercise

23d Security Forces Squadron defenders fend off mock insurgents during exercise Flying Tigers 19-01C, Nov. 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The weeklong event is the second phase of a contingency operation exercise which tests Moody Airmen on their ability to successfully survive in a contested and degraded operational environment while donning mission-oriented protective posture (MOPP) gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

23d Security Forces Squadron defenders fend off mock insurgents during exercise Flying Tigers 19-01C, Nov. 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The weeklong event is the second phase of a contingency operation exercise which tests Moody Airmen on their ability to successfully survive in a contested and degraded operational environment while donning mission-oriented protective posture (MOPP) gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

A defender from the 23d Security Forces Squadron fends off mock insurgents during exercise Flying Tigers 19-01C, Nov. 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The weeklong event is the second phase of a contingency operation exercise which tests Moody Airmen on their ability to successfully survive in a contested and degraded operational environment while donning mission-oriented protective posture (MOPP) gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

A defender from the 23d Security Forces Squadron fends off mock insurgents during exercise Flying Tigers 19-01C, Nov. 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The weeklong event is the second phase of a contingency operation exercise which tests Moody Airmen on their ability to successfully survive in a contested and degraded operational environment while donning mission-oriented protective posture (MOPP) gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

A defender from the 23d Security Forces Squadron detains a mock insurgent during exercise Flying Tigers 19-01C, Nov. 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.  The weeklong event is the second phase of a contingency operation exercise which tests Moody Airmen on their ability to successfully survive in a contested and degraded operational environment while donning mission-oriented protective posture (MOPP) gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

A defender from the 23d Security Forces Squadron detains a mock insurgent during exercise Flying Tigers 19-01C, Nov. 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The weeklong event is the second phase of a contingency operation exercise which tests Moody Airmen on their ability to successfully survive in a contested and degraded operational environment while donning mission-oriented protective posture (MOPP) gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

A defender from the 23d Security Forces Squadron scans the perimeter for mock insurgents during exercise Flying Tigers 19-01C, Nov. 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The weeklong event is the second phase of a contingency operation exercise which tests Moody Airmen on their ability to successfully survive in a contested and degraded operational environment while donning mission-oriented protective posture (MOPP) gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

A defender from the 23d Security Forces Squadron scans the perimeter for mock insurgents during exercise Flying Tigers 19-01C, Nov. 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The weeklong event is the second phase of a contingency operation exercise which tests Moody Airmen on their ability to successfully survive in a contested and degraded operational environment while donning mission-oriented protective posture (MOPP) gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

An Airman walks past a line of deployment gear in preparation for exercise Flying Tigers 19-01C, Oct. 31, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. During the exercise, 23d Wing Airmen will don mission-oriented protective posture (MOPP) gear as they test their ability to successfully survive in a contingency operation exercise in a contested and degraded operational environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

An Airman walks past a line of deployment gear in preparation for exercise Flying Tigers 19-01C, Oct. 31, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. During the exercise, 23d Wing Airmen will don mission-oriented protective posture (MOPP) gear as they test their ability to successfully survive in a contingency operation exercise in a contested and degraded operational environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

Moody Airmen gear up in preparation for exercise Flying Tigers 19-01C, Oct. 31, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. During the exercise, 23d Wing Airmen will don mission-oriented protective posture (MOPP) gear as they test their ability to successfully survive in a contingency operation exercise in a contested and degraded operational environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

Moody Airmen gear up in preparation for exercise Flying Tigers 19-01C, Oct. 31, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. During the exercise, 23d Wing Airmen will don mission-oriented protective posture (MOPP) gear as they test their ability to successfully survive in a contingency operation exercise in a contested and degraded operational environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

Staff Sgt. Tyler McFarland, 23d Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, lifts a simulated casualty during an A-10C Thunderbolt II egress exercise, Nov. 5, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The five-day exercise, scheduled to take place Nov. 5-9, will give base personnel an opportunity to experience contingency operations in a contested and degraded combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Staff Sgt. Tyler McFarland, 23d Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, lifts a simulated casualty during an A-10C Thunderbolt II egress exercise, Nov. 5, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The five-day exercise, scheduled to take place Nov. 5-9, will give base personnel an opportunity to experience contingency operations in a contested and degraded combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Senior Airman Jeffrey Young, 23d Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, sprints to a simulated aircraft fire during an A-10C Thunderbolt II egress exercise, Nov. 5, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The five-day exercise, scheduled to take place Nov. 5-9, will give base personnel an opportunity to experience contingency operations in a contested and degraded combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Senior Airman Jeffrey Young, 23d Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, sprints to a simulated aircraft fire during an A-10C Thunderbolt II egress exercise, Nov. 5, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The five-day exercise, scheduled to take place Nov. 5-9, will give base personnel an opportunity to experience contingency operations in a contested and degraded combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Airmen from the 23d Civil Engineer Squadron work together to pack a fire truck after a simulated building fire during exercise Flying Tigers 19-01C, Nov. 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The five-day exercise, scheduled to take place Nov. 5-9, will give base personnel an opportunity to experience contingency operations in a contested and degraded combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Airmen from the 23d Civil Engineer Squadron work together to pack a fire truck after a simulated building fire during exercise Flying Tigers 19-01C, Nov. 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The five-day exercise, scheduled to take place Nov. 5-9, will give base personnel an opportunity to experience contingency operations in a contested and degraded combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

An Airman from the 23d Civil Engineer Squadron opens a fire hydrant during exercise Flying Tigers 19-01C, Nov. 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.The five-day exercise, scheduled to take place Nov. 5-9, will give base personnel an opportunity to experience contingency operations in a contested and degraded combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)
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An Airman from the 23d Civil Engineer Squadron opens a fire hydrant during exercise Flying Tigers 19-01C, Nov. 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.The five-day exercise, scheduled to take place Nov. 5-9, will give base personnel an opportunity to experience contingency operations in a contested and degraded combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Airmen from the 23d Civil Engineer Squadron perform a water test after a simulated building fire during exercise Flying Tigers 19-01C, Nov. 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The five-day exercise, scheduled to take place Nov. 5-9, will give base personnel an opportunity to experience contingency operations in a contested and degraded combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)
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Airmen from the 23d Civil Engineer Squadron perform a water test after a simulated building fire during exercise Flying Tigers 19-01C, Nov. 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The five-day exercise, scheduled to take place Nov. 5-9, will give base personnel an opportunity to experience contingency operations in a contested and degraded combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Firefighters from the 23d Civil Engineer Squadron discuss tactics, techniques and procedures during an A-10C Thunderbolt II egress exercise, Nov. 5, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The five-day exercise, scheduled to take place Nov. 5-9, will give base personnel an opportunity to experience contingency operations in a contested and degraded combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)
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Firefighters from the 23d Civil Engineer Squadron discuss tactics, techniques and procedures during an A-10C Thunderbolt II egress exercise, Nov. 5, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The five-day exercise, scheduled to take place Nov. 5-9, will give base personnel an opportunity to experience contingency operations in a contested and degraded combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Senior Airman Adrian Powell, left, and Airman 1st Class Bryson Hart, both 23d Communications Squadron radio frequency transmissions technicians, assemble a UVU-200 Antenna during an antenna assembly exercise, Nov. 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The five-day exercise, scheduled to take place Nov. 5-9, will give base personnel an opportunity to experience contingency operations in a contested and degraded combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)
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Senior Airman Adrian Powell, left, and Airman 1st Class Bryson Hart, both 23d Communications Squadron radio frequency transmissions technicians, assemble a UVU-200 Antenna during an antenna assembly exercise, Nov. 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The five-day exercise, scheduled to take place Nov. 5-9, will give base personnel an opportunity to experience contingency operations in a contested and degraded combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Airman 1st Class Bryson Hart, 23d Communications Squadron radio frequency transmissions technician, assembles a UVU-200 Antenna during an antenna assembly exercise, Nov. 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The five-day exercise, scheduled to take place Nov. 5-9, will give base personnel an opportunity to experience contingency operations in a contested and degraded combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)
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Airman 1st Class Bryson Hart, 23d Communications Squadron radio frequency transmissions technician, assembles a UVU-200 Antenna during an antenna assembly exercise, Nov. 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The five-day exercise, scheduled to take place Nov. 5-9, will give base personnel an opportunity to experience contingency operations in a contested and degraded combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

A mock insurgent battles the 23d Security Forces Squadron during exercise Flying Tigers 19-01C, Nov. 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The weeklong event is the second phase of a contingency operation exercise which tests Moody Airmen on their ability to successfully survive in a contested and degraded operational environment while donning mission-oriented protective posture (MOPP) gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)
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A mock insurgent battles the 23d Security Forces Squadron during exercise Flying Tigers 19-01C, Nov. 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The weeklong event is the second phase of a contingency operation exercise which tests Moody Airmen on their ability to successfully survive in a contested and degraded operational environment while donning mission-oriented protective posture (MOPP) gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --

Base officials initiated exercise Flying Tiger 01-19C on Nov. 5, here.

The five-day exercise, scheduled to take place Nov. 5-9, will give base personnel an opportunity to experience contingency operations in a contested and degraded combat environment.

The exercise will also focus on a high operations tempo and the ability to survive and operate in a chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear environment (CBRN) to meet Chief of Staff of the Air Force (CSAF) and the Commander of Air Combat Command’s intent for readiness.

“Each unit had personnel attend CBRN Survival Skills training, Ability to Survive and Operate (ATSO) Rodeos, and unit-specific training on operating in a chemically and contested environment,” said Lt. Col. Michael Francis, 23d Civil Engineer Squadron commander and 23d Wing Emergency Operations Center director. “This exercise provides us all an opportunity to put those skills together and demonstrate what we have learned, identify areas we still need to work on and incorporate those lessons learned back into unit-specific training and future exercises.”

 

During the exercise, personnel will be evaluated on how well they defend and recover the base from ground opposition forces, as well as mortar and missile attacks, while donning mission oriented protective posture (MOPP) gear proving they can also protect themselves from any CBRN agents.

 

While the exercise will test the 23d Wing’s ability to survive and operate in support of contingency operations, it will also give Airmen the confidence needed to perform their jobs, should they face a similar real world scenario.

 

"We conduct exercises like this so Moody is ready to support and execute contingency missions anywhere in the world," said Col. Jennifer Short, 23d Wing commander. "Readiness is achieved by allowing our Airmen to test their capabilities in different environments against different threats and this exercise gives us the opportunity to do that."