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Through rain, shine: Defenders, SERE protect the Wolf Pack

A grenade lays on the ground.

8th Security Forces Squadron defenders and 8th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) specialists use a smoke grenade to simulate a ground attack during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 29, 2021. The 8th OSS SERE specialists contributed their expertise for remote and hostile environment survival, in support of the 8th SFS defenders showcasing their abilities during a simulated ground attack by defending the installation and neutralizing adversarial personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mya M. Crosby)

A smoke grenade activates to simulate a ground attack during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 30, 2021. Defenders posing as opposing forces broke into the 8th Medical Group to test and enhance the lethality and readiness of the 8th SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

A smoke grenade activates to simulate a ground attack during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 30, 2021. Defenders posing as opposing forces broke into the 8th Medical Group to test and enhance the lethality and readiness of the 8th SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Eighth Security Forces Squadron Airmen run toward the 8th Medical Group during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 30, 2021. Defenders posing as opposing forces broke into the 8th Medical Group to test and enhance the lethality and readiness of the 8th SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Eighth Security Forces Squadron Airmen run toward the 8th Medical Group during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 30, 2021. Defenders posing as opposing forces broke into the 8th Medical Group to test and enhance the lethality and readiness of the 8th SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Staff Sgt. Bryan Savella, 8th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, searches for threats during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 30, 2021. Defenders posing as opposing forces broke into the 8th Medical Group to test and enhance the lethality and readiness of the 8th SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Staff Sgt. Bryan Savella, 8th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, searches for threats during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 30, 2021. Defenders posing as opposing forces broke into the 8th Medical Group to test and enhance the lethality and readiness of the 8th SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Defenders from the 8th Security Forces Squadron communicate with each other during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 30, 2021. Defenders posing as opposing forces broke into the 8th Medical Group to test and enhance the lethality and readiness of the 8th SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Defenders from the 8th Security Forces Squadron communicate with each other during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 30, 2021. Defenders posing as opposing forces broke into the 8th Medical Group to test and enhance the lethality and readiness of the 8th SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Staff Sgt. Davion McConnell, 8th Security Forces Squadron base defense operations center controller, shoots at opposing forces during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 30, 2021. Defenders posing as opposing forces broke into the 8th Medical Group to test and enhance the lethality and readiness of the 8th SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Staff Sgt. Davion McConnell, 8th Security Forces Squadron base defense operations center controller, shoots at opposing forces during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 30, 2021. Defenders posing as opposing forces broke into the 8th Medical Group to test and enhance the lethality and readiness of the 8th SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

An Airman takes cover.

Staff Sgt. Kerry Hundersmarck, 8th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) specialist, takes cover behind a tree during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 29, 2021. The SERE specialists contributed their expertise for remote and hostile environment survival, in support of the 8th Security Forces Squadron defenders showcasing their abilities during a simulated ground attack by defending the installation and neutralizing adversarial personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mya M. Crosby)

Airmen search a perimeter during training.

Two defenders from the 8th Security Forces Squadron search the perimeter of a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 29, 2021. The 8th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) specialists contributed their expertise for remote and hostile environment survival, in support of the 8th SFS defenders showcasing their abilities during a simulated ground attack by defending the installation and neutralizing adversarial personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mya M. Crosby)

An Airman moves forward during training.

A defender from the 8th Security Forces Squadron advances toward opposing forces during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 29, 2021. The 8th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) specialists contributed their expertise for remote and hostile environment survival, in support of the 8th SFS defenders showcasing their abilities during a simulated ground attack by defending the installation and neutralizing adversarial personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mya M. Crosby)

An Airman searches a scene with a Humvee.
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A defender assigned to the 8th Security Forces Squadron patrols alongside a Humvee during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 29, 2021. The 8th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) specialists contributed their expertise for remote and hostile environment survival, in support of the 8th SFS defenders showcasing their abilities during a simulated ground attack by defending the installation and neutralizing adversarial personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mya M. Crosby)

A Humvee arrives to a scene.
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A Humvee arrives to the scene of a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 29, 2021. The 8th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) specialists contributed their expertise for remote and hostile environment survival, in support of the 8th Security Forces Squadron defenders showcasing their abilities during a simulated ground attack by defending the installation and neutralizing adversarial personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mya M. Crosby)

Airmen secure a perimeter.
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Two defenders from the 8th Security Forces Squadron search the perimeter of a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 29, 2021. The 8th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) specialists contributed their expertise for remote and hostile environment survival, in support of the 8th SFS defenders showcasing their abilities during a simulated ground attack by defending the installation and neutralizing adversarial personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mya M. Crosby)

Airmen communicate during training.
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1st Lt. Drew DeLong, 8th Security Forces Squadron defender, communicates with another 8th SFS defender during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 29, 2021. The 8th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) specialists contributed their expertise for remote and hostile environment survival, in support of the 8th SFS defenders showcasing their abilities during a simulated ground attack by defending the installation and neutralizing adversarial personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mya M. Crosby)

An Airman looks through a window.
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Staff Sgt. Adamma Bilal, 8th Security Forces Squadron defender, looks through a Humvee window during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 29, 2021. The 8th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) specialists contributed their expertise for remote and hostile environment survival, in support of the 8th SFS defenders showcasing their abilities during a simulated ground attack by defending the installation and neutralizing adversarial personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mya M. Crosby)

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- 8th Security Forces Squadron defenders and 8th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) specialists use a smoke grenade to simulate a ground attack during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 29, 2021. The 8th OSS SERE specialists contributed their expertise for remote and hostile environment survival, in support of the 8th SFS defenders showcasing their abilities during a simulated ground attack by defending the installation and neutralizing adversarial personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mya M. Crosby)

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Through rain, shine: Defenders, SERE protect the Wolf Pack

A grenade lays on the ground.

8th Security Forces Squadron defenders and 8th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) specialists use a smoke grenade to simulate a ground attack during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 29, 2021. The 8th OSS SERE specialists contributed their expertise for remote and hostile environment survival, in support of the 8th SFS defenders showcasing their abilities during a simulated ground attack by defending the installation and neutralizing adversarial personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mya M. Crosby)

A smoke grenade activates to simulate a ground attack during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 30, 2021. Defenders posing as opposing forces broke into the 8th Medical Group to test and enhance the lethality and readiness of the 8th SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

A smoke grenade activates to simulate a ground attack during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 30, 2021. Defenders posing as opposing forces broke into the 8th Medical Group to test and enhance the lethality and readiness of the 8th SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Eighth Security Forces Squadron Airmen run toward the 8th Medical Group during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 30, 2021. Defenders posing as opposing forces broke into the 8th Medical Group to test and enhance the lethality and readiness of the 8th SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Eighth Security Forces Squadron Airmen run toward the 8th Medical Group during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 30, 2021. Defenders posing as opposing forces broke into the 8th Medical Group to test and enhance the lethality and readiness of the 8th SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Staff Sgt. Bryan Savella, 8th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, searches for threats during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 30, 2021. Defenders posing as opposing forces broke into the 8th Medical Group to test and enhance the lethality and readiness of the 8th SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Staff Sgt. Bryan Savella, 8th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, searches for threats during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 30, 2021. Defenders posing as opposing forces broke into the 8th Medical Group to test and enhance the lethality and readiness of the 8th SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Defenders from the 8th Security Forces Squadron communicate with each other during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 30, 2021. Defenders posing as opposing forces broke into the 8th Medical Group to test and enhance the lethality and readiness of the 8th SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Defenders from the 8th Security Forces Squadron communicate with each other during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 30, 2021. Defenders posing as opposing forces broke into the 8th Medical Group to test and enhance the lethality and readiness of the 8th SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Staff Sgt. Davion McConnell, 8th Security Forces Squadron base defense operations center controller, shoots at opposing forces during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 30, 2021. Defenders posing as opposing forces broke into the 8th Medical Group to test and enhance the lethality and readiness of the 8th SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Staff Sgt. Davion McConnell, 8th Security Forces Squadron base defense operations center controller, shoots at opposing forces during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 30, 2021. Defenders posing as opposing forces broke into the 8th Medical Group to test and enhance the lethality and readiness of the 8th SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

An Airman takes cover.

Staff Sgt. Kerry Hundersmarck, 8th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) specialist, takes cover behind a tree during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 29, 2021. The SERE specialists contributed their expertise for remote and hostile environment survival, in support of the 8th Security Forces Squadron defenders showcasing their abilities during a simulated ground attack by defending the installation and neutralizing adversarial personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mya M. Crosby)

Airmen search a perimeter during training.

Two defenders from the 8th Security Forces Squadron search the perimeter of a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 29, 2021. The 8th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) specialists contributed their expertise for remote and hostile environment survival, in support of the 8th SFS defenders showcasing their abilities during a simulated ground attack by defending the installation and neutralizing adversarial personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mya M. Crosby)

An Airman moves forward during training.

A defender from the 8th Security Forces Squadron advances toward opposing forces during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 29, 2021. The 8th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) specialists contributed their expertise for remote and hostile environment survival, in support of the 8th SFS defenders showcasing their abilities during a simulated ground attack by defending the installation and neutralizing adversarial personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mya M. Crosby)

An Airman searches a scene with a Humvee.
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A defender assigned to the 8th Security Forces Squadron patrols alongside a Humvee during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 29, 2021. The 8th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) specialists contributed their expertise for remote and hostile environment survival, in support of the 8th SFS defenders showcasing their abilities during a simulated ground attack by defending the installation and neutralizing adversarial personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mya M. Crosby)

A Humvee arrives to a scene.
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A Humvee arrives to the scene of a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 29, 2021. The 8th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) specialists contributed their expertise for remote and hostile environment survival, in support of the 8th Security Forces Squadron defenders showcasing their abilities during a simulated ground attack by defending the installation and neutralizing adversarial personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mya M. Crosby)

Airmen secure a perimeter.
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Two defenders from the 8th Security Forces Squadron search the perimeter of a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 29, 2021. The 8th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) specialists contributed their expertise for remote and hostile environment survival, in support of the 8th SFS defenders showcasing their abilities during a simulated ground attack by defending the installation and neutralizing adversarial personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mya M. Crosby)

Airmen communicate during training.
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1st Lt. Drew DeLong, 8th Security Forces Squadron defender, communicates with another 8th SFS defender during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 29, 2021. The 8th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) specialists contributed their expertise for remote and hostile environment survival, in support of the 8th SFS defenders showcasing their abilities during a simulated ground attack by defending the installation and neutralizing adversarial personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mya M. Crosby)

An Airman looks through a window.
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Staff Sgt. Adamma Bilal, 8th Security Forces Squadron defender, looks through a Humvee window during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 29, 2021. The 8th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) specialists contributed their expertise for remote and hostile environment survival, in support of the 8th SFS defenders showcasing their abilities during a simulated ground attack by defending the installation and neutralizing adversarial personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mya M. Crosby)

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- 8th Security Forces Squadron defenders and 8th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) specialists use a smoke grenade to simulate a ground attack during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 29, 2021. The 8th OSS SERE specialists contributed their expertise for remote and hostile environment survival, in support of the 8th SFS defenders showcasing their abilities during a simulated ground attack by defending the installation and neutralizing adversarial personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mya M. Crosby)