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SPEKs keep deployed Airmen fed

Photo of Airmen setting up a Temper Tent

Airmen assigned to the 23d Force Support Squadron prepare to assemble a single pallet expeditionary kitchen Jan. 10, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The 23d FSS practices building SPEKs at least once every two years to demonstrate their capability to provide meals for 550 Airmen in an austere environment. SPEKs are mobile kitchens that can be assembled in less than three hours by a team of approximately eight Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jasmine M. Barnes)

Photo of an Airman holding tent structure parts

Tech. Sgt. Aaron Smelser, 23d Force Support Squadron dining facility manager, holds tent structure parts in place for the tent that will shelter the single pallet expeditionary kitchen Jan. 10, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The 23d FSS practices building SPEKs at least once every two years to demonstrate their capability to provide meals for 550 Airmen in an austere environment. SPEKs are mobile kitchens that can be assembled in less than three hours by a team of approximately eight Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jasmine M. Barnes)

Photo of Airmen putting up a tent

Airmen assigned to the 23d Force Support Squadron put up a tent during single pallet expeditionary kitchen training Jan. 10, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The 23d FSS practices building SPEKs at least once every two years to demonstrate their capability to provide meals for 550 Airmen in an austere environment. SPEKs are mobile kitchens that can be assembled in less than three hours by a team of approximately eight Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jasmine M. Barnes)

Photo of an Airman weaving cargo straps

Airman Larissa Brown, 23d Force Support Squadron services apprentice, weaves cargo straps to secure a tent Jan. 10, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The 23d FSS practices building single pallet expeditionary kitchens at least once every two years to demonstrate their capability to provide meals for 550 Airmen in an austere environment. SPEKs are mobile kitchens that can be assembled in less than three hours by a team of approximately eight Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jasmine M. Barnes)

Photo of Airmen setting up tables

Airmen assigned to the 23d Force Support Squadron set up tables during single pallet expeditionary kitchen training Jan. 10, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The 23d FSS practices building SPEKs at least once every two years to demonstrate their capability to provide meals for 550 Airmen in an austere environment. SPEKs are mobile kitchens that can be assembled in less than three hours by a team of approximately eight Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jasmine M. Barnes)

Photo of Airmen carrying a sink

Airmen assigned to the 23d Force Support Squadron carry a sink during single pallet expeditionary kitchen training Jan. 10, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The 23d FSS practices building SPEKs at least once every two years to demonstrate their capability to provide meals for 550 Airmen in an austere environment. SPEKs are mobile kitchens that can be assembled in less than three hours by a team of approximately eight Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jasmine M. Barnes)

Photo of Airmen looking into a meal heating unit

Airman Larissa Brown, left, 23d Force Support Squadron services apprentice, and Staff Sgt. Anthony Frazier, right, 23d FSS unit deployment manager, shows Lt. Col. Jessa Kling, 23d FSS commander, the heating unit for meals after constructing a single pallet expeditionary kitchen Jan. 10, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The 23d FSS practices building SPEKs at least once every two years to demonstrate their capability to provide meals for 550 Airmen in an austere environment. SPEKs are mobile kitchens that can be assembled in less than three hours by a team of approximately eight Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jasmine M. Barnes)

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