822d BDS regains Global Response Force status
Staff Sgt. Justin Smith, 23d Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordinance disposal flight’s NCO in charge of equipment, examines a simulated chemical bomb during a Mission Readiness Exercise, March 10, 2017, at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla. The MRX took place March 2-13 and ensured the 822d Base Defense Squadron could efficiently deploy anywhere in the world in less than 72 hours. During the two week MRX, the squadron was evaluated on its ability to set-up a bare base, effectively thwart enemy attacks, run a secure Tactical Operation Center and maintain positive relationships with villagers in surrounding areas. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Janiqua P. Robinson)