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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew Ausel, 115th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, assigned to the Wisconsin Air National Guard, watches as four F-16 Fighting Falcons prepare to taxi down the runway at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 22, 2017. The 115th Fighter Wing participated in a regularly-scheduled operational readiness exercise, Beverly Pack 17-3, as part of a Theater Security Package deployment to Kunsan. Pacific Air Forces TSPs signify a continued commitment to regional stability and security, while allowing units to train in the Pacific theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria H. Taylor/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew Ausel, 115th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, assigned to the Wisconsin Air National Guard, watches as four F-16 Fighting Falcons prepare to taxi down the runway at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 22, 2017. The 115th Fighter Wing participated in a regularly-scheduled operational readiness exercise, Beverly Pack 17-3, as part of a Theater Security Package deployment to Kunsan. Pacific Air Forces TSPs signify a continued commitment to regional stability and security, while allowing units to train in the Pacific theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria H. Taylor/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Audrey Naputi, 8th Munitions Squadron munitions support equipment maintainer crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Christopher Valencia, 8th Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance crew chief, assembles an AN/GYQ-79A Test Program Set, also known as Common Munitions Bit Reprograming Equipment, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 22, 2017. The CMBRE is used to test the tail fins on a bomb to ensure it is reading correctly when programed for a target.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Audrey Naputi, 8th Munitions Squadron munitions support equipment maintainer crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Christopher Valencia, 8th Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance crew chief, assembles an AN/GYQ-79A Test Program Set, also known as Common Munitions Bit Reprograming Equipment, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 22, 2017. The CMBRE is used to test the tail fins on a bomb to ensure it is reading correctly when programed for a target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released)

An U.S. Air Force 8th Security Forces Squadron Humvee sits in an intersection during the regularly scheduled training exercise, Beverly Pack 17-3, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 22, 2017. Security Forces Airmen used the Humvee as a road block to stop oncoming traffic from entering a restricted area and keep people out of harm’s way during a suspicious package simulation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby L. Hardin/Released)

An U.S. Air Force 8th Security Forces Squadron Humvee sits in an intersection during the regularly scheduled training exercise, Beverly Pack 17-3, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 22, 2017. Security Forces Airmen used the Humvee as a road block to stop oncoming traffic from entering a restricted area and keep people out of harm’s way during a suspicious package simulation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby L. Hardin/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Omar Sanchez, 8th Civil Engineering Squadron firefighter, stabilizes the neck of a simulated car accident victim during training exercise Beverly Pack 17-3, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 22, 2017. During this exercise firefighters along with emergency medical technicians must arrive on the scene and tend to patients during high stress situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby L. Hardin/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Omar Sanchez, 8th Civil Engineering Squadron firefighter, stabilizes the neck of a simulated car accident victim during training exercise Beverly Pack 17-3, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 22, 2017. During this exercise firefighters along with emergency medical technicians must arrive on the scene and tend to patients during high stress situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby L. Hardin/Released)

U.S. Air Force Fighting Falcon F-16s from the 8th Fighter Wing line up for an elephant walk at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 22, 2017. The F-16 is a multi-role fighter aircraft, capable of close air support for ground forces and dominating enemy air assets in air-to-air combat. The elephant walk was a part of the regularly-scheduled operational readiness exercise, Beverly Pack 17-3, which tested the base’s ability to respond to various scenarios in a contingency environment. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released)

U.S. Air Force Fighting Falcon F-16s from the 8th Fighter Wing line up for an elephant walk at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 22, 2017. The F-16 is a multi-role fighter aircraft, capable of close air support for ground forces and dominating enemy air assets in air-to-air combat. The elephant walk was a part of the regularly-scheduled operational readiness exercise, Beverly Pack 17-3, which tested the base’s ability to respond to various scenarios in a contingency environment. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 8th Security Forces Squadron exit the base post office during a regularly-scheduled operational readiness exercise, Beverly Pack 17-3, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 22, 2017. Airmen of the 8th Security Forces Squadron and Explosive Ordinance Disposal team responded to the area after receiving a call about a simulated suspicious package. Airmen cleared out the building to ensure all personnel were out of harm’s way to fully practice how they would respond to a real situation of this nature. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby L. Hardin/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 8th Security Forces Squadron exit the base post office during a regularly-scheduled operational readiness exercise, Beverly Pack 17-3, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 22, 2017. Airmen of the 8th Security Forces Squadron and Explosive Ordinance Disposal team responded to the area after receiving a call about a simulated suspicious package. Airmen cleared out the building to ensure all personnel were out of harm’s way to fully practice how they would respond to a real situation of this nature. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby L. Hardin/Released)

A U.S. Air Force crew chief, assigned to the 115th Fighter Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, performs maintenance on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 22, 2017. The 115th Fighter Wing participated in a regularly-scheduled operational readiness exercise, Beverly Pack 17-3, as part of a Theater Security Package deployment to Kunsan. Pacific Air Forces TSPs signify a continued commitment to regional stability and security, while allowing units to train in the Pacific theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Brittany Curry/Released)

A U.S. Air Force crew chief, assigned to the 115th Fighter Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, performs maintenance on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 22, 2017. The 115th Fighter Wing participated in a regularly-scheduled operational readiness exercise, Beverly Pack 17-3, as part of a Theater Security Package deployment to Kunsan. Pacific Air Forces TSPs signify a continued commitment to regional stability and security, while allowing units to train in the Pacific theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Brittany Curry/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 8th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department, remove a victim from a simulated car accident from the passenger seat onto a long spine backboard for transportation during training exercise Beverly Pack 17-3, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 22, 2017. This training test the medical and firefighting Airmen on responding to an accident and treating patients in high stress environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby L. Hardin/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 8th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department, remove a victim from a simulated car accident from the passenger seat onto a long spine backboard for transportation during training exercise Beverly Pack 17-3, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 22, 2017. This training test the medical and firefighting Airmen on responding to an accident and treating patients in high stress environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby L. Hardin/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 8th Munitions Squadron receive a safety briefing prior to assembling bombs as a part of a regularly-scheduled operational readiness exercise, Beverly Pack 17-3, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Aug. 22, 2017.

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 8th Munitions Squadron receive a safety briefing prior to assembling bombs as a part of a regularly-scheduled operational readiness exercise, Beverly Pack 17-3, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Aug. 22, 2017. Kunsan Airmen prepared various weapons for Beverly Pack 17-3, which tested the 8th and 115 Fighter Wings’ abilities to respond to training scenarios based on potential real-world contingency operations on the Korean Peninsula. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released)

U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons line up for an elephant walk at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 22, 2017. The F-16 is a multi-role fighter aircraft, capable of close air support for ground forces and dominating enemy air assets in air-to-air combat. The elephant walk was a part of a regularly-scheduled operational readiness exercise, Beverly Pack 17-3, which tested the base’s ability to respond to various scenarios in a contingency environment.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby L. Hardin/Released)
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U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons line up for an elephant walk at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 22, 2017. The F-16 is a multi-role fighter aircraft, capable of close air support for ground forces and dominating enemy air assets in air-to-air combat. The elephant walk was a part of a regularly-scheduled operational readiness exercise, Beverly Pack 17-3, which tested the base’s ability to respond to various scenarios in a contingency environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby L. Hardin/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Rachel Walker-Zamora, 8th Civil Engineering Squadron firefighter, prepares to strap a simulated car accident victim to a medical litter during training exercise Beverly Pack 17-3, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 22, 2017. This exercises tested Kunsan first responders on time and effectiveness during a high stress environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby L. Hardin/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Rachel Walker-Zamora, 8th Civil Engineering Squadron firefighter, prepares to strap a simulated car accident victim to a medical litter during training exercise Beverly Pack 17-3, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 22, 2017. This exercises tested Kunsan first responders on time and effectiveness during a high stress environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby L. Hardin/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Josue Aleman, 8th Maintenance Squadron ammo conventional crew member, prepares a GBU-31 version 3 Joint Direct Attack Munition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 22, 2017.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Josue Aleman, 8th Maintenance Squadron ammo conventional crew member, prepares a GBU-31 version 3 Joint Direct Attack Munition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 22, 2017. Kunsan Airmen prepared various weapons for a regularly-scheduled operational readiness exercise, Beverly Pack 17-3, which tested the 8th and 115 Fighter Wings’ abilities to respond to training scenario based on potential real-world contingency operations on the Korean Peninsula. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria H. Taylor/Released)

U.S Air Force Airmen assigned to the 8th Maintenance Squadron secure an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 24, 2017. The 8th AMXS is responsible for ensuring the F-16s on Kunsan are combat-ready to support Component Forces Commander requirements on the Korean Peninsula at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released)
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U.S Air Force Airmen assigned to the 8th Maintenance Squadron secure an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 24, 2017. The 8th AMXS is responsible for ensuring the F-16s on Kunsan are combat-ready to support Component Forces Commander requirements on the Korean Peninsula at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing simulate a dormitory relocation during Beverly Pack 17-3 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 21, 2017. The exercise tested Kunsan Airmen’s and Soldiers’ ability to execute their duties during contingency operations.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby Hardin/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing simulate a dormitory relocation during Beverly Pack 17-3 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 21, 2017. The exercise tested Kunsan Airmen’s and Soldiers’ ability to execute their duties during contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby Hardin/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen perform pre-flight inspections on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 23, 2017. Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing participated in Beverly Pack 17-3, a five-day, regularly-scheduled operational readiness exercise, which tested the base’s ability to respond to various scenarios in a contingency environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria H. Taylor/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Airmen perform pre-flight inspections on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 23, 2017. Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing participated in Beverly Pack 17-3, a five-day, regularly-scheduled operational readiness exercise, which tested the base’s ability to respond to various scenarios in a contingency environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria H. Taylor/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon sits parked in a hangar prior to pre-flight inspections at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 23, 2017. Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing participated in Beverly Pack 17-3, a five-day, regularly-scheduled operational readiness exercise, which tested the base’s ability to respond to various scenarios in a contingency environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria H. Taylor/Released)
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon sits parked in a hangar prior to pre-flight inspections at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 23, 2017. Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing participated in Beverly Pack 17-3, a five-day, regularly-scheduled operational readiness exercise, which tested the base’s ability to respond to various scenarios in a contingency environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria H. Taylor/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off from the runway at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 23, 2017. Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing and the 115th Fighter Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, participated in Beverly Pack 17-3, a five-day, regularly-scheduled operational readiness exercise, which tested the base’s ability to respond to various scenarios in a contingency environment. Airmen from the 115th FW are deployed to Kunsan for a 4-month rotation as part of a Theater Security Package, which helps to maintain a deterrent against threats to regional security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released)
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off from the runway at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 23, 2017. Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing and the 115th Fighter Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, participated in Beverly Pack 17-3, a five-day, regularly-scheduled operational readiness exercise, which tested the base’s ability to respond to various scenarios in a contingency environment. Airmen from the 115th FW are deployed to Kunsan for a 4-month rotation as part of a Theater Security Package, which helps to maintain a deterrent against threats to regional security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jeff Howard, 8th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, dons his mission-oriented protective posture level four equipment as part of a regularly-scheduled operational readiness exercise, Beverly Pack 17-3, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 23, 2017. Air traffic control’s ability to carry out the duties of directing pilots in takeoff and landing, even in response to a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack, plays a vital role in the 8th Fighter Wing’s abilities to defend the Korean peninsula. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt Brittany Curry/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jeff Howard, 8th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, dons his mission-oriented protective posture level four equipment as part of a regularly-scheduled operational readiness exercise, Beverly Pack 17-3, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 23, 2017. Air traffic control’s ability to carry out the duties of directing pilots in takeoff and landing, even in response to a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack, plays a vital role in the 8th Fighter Wing’s abilities to defend the Korean peninsula. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt Brittany Curry/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off from the runway at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 23, 2017. Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing participated in Beverly Pack 17-3, a five-day, regularly-scheduled operational readiness exercise, which tested the base’s ability to respond to various scenarios in a contingency environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released)
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off from the runway at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 23, 2017. Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing participated in Beverly Pack 17-3, a five-day, regularly-scheduled operational readiness exercise, which tested the base’s ability to respond to various scenarios in a contingency environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Trevin Taylor, 8th Operations Squadron air traffic controller, scans the airfield’s horizon wearing a Joint Service General Purpose M50 Mask as part of a regularly-scheduled operational readiness exercise, Beverly Pack 17-3, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 23, 2017. Air traffic control’s ability to carry out the duties of directing pilots in takeoff and landing, even in response to a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack, plays a vital role in the 8th Fighter Wing’s abilities to defend the Korean peninsula. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt Brittany Curry/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Trevin Taylor, 8th Operations Squadron air traffic controller, scans the airfield’s horizon wearing a Joint Service General Purpose M50 Mask as part of a regularly-scheduled operational readiness exercise, Beverly Pack 17-3, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 23, 2017. Air traffic control’s ability to carry out the duties of directing pilots in takeoff and landing, even in response to a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack, plays a vital role in the 8th Fighter Wing’s abilities to defend the Korean peninsula. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt Brittany Curry/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off from the runway at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 23, 2017. Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing participated in Beverly Pack 17-3, a five-day, regularly-scheduled operational readiness exercise, which tested the base’s ability to respond to various scenarios in a contingency environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria H. Taylor/Released)
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off from the runway at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 23, 2017. Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing participated in Beverly Pack 17-3, a five-day, regularly-scheduled operational readiness exercise, which tested the base’s ability to respond to various scenarios in a contingency environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria H. Taylor/Released)

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Kunsan Airmen participated in Exercise Beverly Pack 17-3 to enhance their operational readiness during a war time environment. Beverly Pack is regular scheduled exercise. SSgt Josh Rosales-Reporting SrA Branden Webb-8th Maintenance Squadron

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing and the 115th Fighter Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, who are deployed as part of a Theater Security Package, conducted a regularly-scheduled exercise at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, August 21 to 25, 2017.

The installation-wide exercise was a part of the wing commanders’ inspection program to test the operational readiness and ability to rapidly respond to U.S. Forces Korea commander requirements to defend the Korean Peninsula in the event of a contingency operation.

“This week-long exercise allows us to practice as an entire wing under a contested environment,” said Maj. Michael Willhide, 8th FW director of inspections. “The scenarios our Airmen endure test their ability as well as help us identify areas that have issues, so we can improve.”

During the exercise, the Wing Inspection Team employed a variety of situations in a simulated chemical environment, which kept Airmen engaged around the clock to test their ability to survive and continue with their missions.
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Simulated events included attacks which put the 8th Security Forces Squadron on the front lines to defend the base, medical emergencies which tested the 8th Civil Engineering Squadron and the 8th Medical Group’s ability to rapidly respond across the base, and weapons preparation and aircraft maintenance to conduct continuous F-16 Fighting Falcon launches – challenging members of the 8th Maintenance and Operations Groups.

“This was my first exercise,” said Senior Airman Branden Webb, 8th Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman. “I had all the knowledge I needed prior to this exercise, but there is a difference between knowing all the tools I’ve been given to complete the mission and actually implementing it during all the chaos.”

The training exercise put Airmen to the test, but ultimately every person on the installation knew that this exercise was an opportunity to practice defending the base, accepting follow-on forces and taking the fight north.

“I’ve learned to always be prepared, and even though it’s practice, I’m still going to get at it,” said Webb.