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75th ABW Airmen come together for readiness exercise

Three Airmen holding rifles and in chemical gear walking in front of a military Humvee.

Airmen disembark from a convoy vehicle wearing chemical gear during a convoy exercise June 17, 2021 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise involved Airmen from the 75th Air Base Wing as they practiced tactics and procedures as a convoy. Airmen were evaluated on their ability to locate and rid the area of explosive devices. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erica Webster)

An Airmen holding a rifle and dressed in chemical gear.

Airman 1st Class Caleb McCoy, 75th Security Forces Squadron, participates in a convoy exercise June 17, 2021 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise involved Airmen from the 75th Air Base Wing as they practiced tactics and procedures as a convoy. Airmen were evaluated on their ability to locate and rid the area of explosive devices. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erica Webster)

Four Airmen standing together bearing rifles.

Airmen from the 75th Air Base Wing assess the situation after discovering a simulated explosive during a convoy exercise June 17, 2021 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. As part of the exercise, Airmen were evaluated on their ability to locate and rid the area of explosive devices. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erica Webster)

An Airman stands bearing a rifle.

Staff Sgt. Zachary Pennington, 775th Civil Engineer Squadron, stands guard during a convoy exercise June 17, 2021 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise involved Airmen from the 775th CES and 75th Security Forces Squadron as they practiced tactics and procedures as a convoy. Airmen were evaluated on their ability to locate and rid the area of explosive devices. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erica Webster)

An Airmen inside the turret on a Humvee looking through binoculars.

Airman 1st Class Caleb McCoy, 75th Security Forces Squadron, surveys the area for threats during a convoy exercise June 17, 2021 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise involved Airmen from the 75th SFS and 775th Civil Engineer Squadron as they practiced tactics and procedures as a convoy. Airmen were evaluated on their ability to locate and rid the area of explosive devices. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erica Webster)

Military trucks lined up in a single line.

Airmen from the 75th Air Base Wing participate in a convoy exercise June 17, 2021 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. As part of the exercise, Airmen were evaluated on their ability to locate and rid the area of explosive devices. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erica Webster)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Airmen in the 75th Air Base Wing came together last week to participate in a military readiness exercise.

The exercise gave Airmen from different career fields the opportunity to work alongside one another while focusing on a common goal.

James Hagemier, 75th ABW Inspector General chief of inspections, said Airmen focused on mission essential tasks and the ability to survive and operate in a wartime environment.

They responded to chemical, biological, radiological, and explosive incidents, performed self-aid and buddy care to simulated battlefield injuries, and practiced other essential combat skills.

In addition, command, control, and communication was emphasized.

Part of the exercise also included convoy operations, movement of assets, and firefighting tasks.

“These are all vital skills to have,” Hagemier said. “They are ones which present personnel with significant risk when performed in a hostile environment, as it could potentially require them to execute many of their critical war fighting skills.”

The wing routinely holds readiness exercises, which test and enhance a unit’s ability to prepare, respond and recover from combat situations.