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8th Fighter Wing conducts training day

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing, practice identifying unexploded ordinance during a wing training day at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 18, 2017. The event, hosted by the 8th Civil Engineer Squadron Readiness and Emergency Management Flight, taught Airmen vital skills in the event of an emergency situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee)

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing, practice identifying unexploded ordinance during a wing training day at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 18, 2017. The event, hosted by the 8th Civil Engineer Squadron Readiness and Emergency Management Flight, taught Airmen vital skills in the event of an emergency situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee)

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing, practice using and applying a tourniquet during a wing training day at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 18, 2017. The day focused on Ability To Survive and Operate training and tested Airmen with various emergency situations including chemical attacks, unexploded ordnance and self-aid buddy care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee)

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing, practice using and applying a tourniquet during a wing training day at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 18, 2017. The day focused on Ability To Survive and Operate training and tested Airmen with various emergency situations including chemical attacks, unexploded ordnance and self-aid buddy care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee)

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing, practice donning protective Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear during a wing training day at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 18, 2017. The day focused on Ability To Survive and Operate training, self-defense and Self Aid Buddy Care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee)

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing, practice donning protective Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear during a wing training day at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 18, 2017. The day focused on Ability To Survive and Operate training, self-defense and Self Aid Buddy Care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee)

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing, learn how to properly handle the M-4 carbine rifle during a wing training day that focused on the Ability to Survive and Operate at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 18, 2017. During the event, Airmen were placed in smaller groups so that everyone would have the chance to ask questions and have confidence in their ability to implement the skills that were taught. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee)

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing, learn how to properly handle the M-4 carbine rifle during a wing training day that focused on the Ability to Survive and Operate at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 18, 2017. During the event, Airmen were placed in smaller groups so that everyone would have the chance to ask questions and have confidence in their ability to implement the skills that were taught. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee)

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.