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Airmen from the 563d Operations Support Squadron engage a group of Marines from I Marine Expeditionary Force while acting as oppositional forces, Feb. 22, 2017, at the Playas Training and Research Center, N.M. OPFOR is a role designed to simulate downrange threats and complicate training objectives with the ultimate goal of creating a realistic training environment for units preparing to deploy. Airmen from the 563d OSS fill this role in support of numerous joint exercises each year utilizing aircraft-threat emittors, vehicle-mounted simulation weapons and waves of ground troops. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

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Photo by: Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan |  VIRIN: 170222-F-NI493-1326.JPG