8th Fighter Wing conducts training day

by Staff Sgt. Victoria H. Taylor, 8th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Stripes Korea

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- The 8th Civil Engineer Squadron Readiness and Emergency Management Flight hosted a wing training day that focused on Ability to Survive and Operate training at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 18, 2017.

During the training, Airmen rotated through six different stations each focusing on a different skill. The round-robin style event gave Airmen a chance to freshen up on their preexisting knowledge of self-aid buddy care, weapons handling, vital asset decontamination, unexploded ordnance identification and reporting, and donning mission-oriented protective posture gear.

“Most Airmen coming to Kunsan didn’t have to deal with these items as often as we do here,” said Master Sgt. Misty Cardwell, 8th CES REM superintendent. “We’re here today to help those Airmen familiarize with their gear.”

A SALUTE or Size, Activity, Location, Uniform, Time, Equipment reporting procedure station was also part of the training which taught Airmen to sharpen their ability to describe a scene in detail to law enforcement and pass along key information that could help respond to suspicious people or activities in an area.

“Since Kunsan is at a medium threat level, it’s important that we incorporate these types of training so that if something were to happen every Airmen assigned here would have the skills and the confidence to get the mission done,” said Cardwell.

Cardwell went on to say that these training events will continue to be held throughout the year to ensure everyone rotating in will have the same knowledge and skills of all Airmen assigned to Kunsan.

Regardless of duty title or career field, it is the responsibility of everyone to be ready to defend the base, accept follow on forces and take the fight North.

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