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Counter small unmanned aircraft system exercise

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  • By Master Sgt. Christopher Parr
  • 332d Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs

Members from 332d Expeditionary Fire Department, Security Forces and Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams conducted a readiness exercise in accordance with U.S. Department of Defense Counter-Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Strategy at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 12, 2022.

The lead from the fire department established the incident command center and took point on communication with subject matter experts from security forces and explosive ordnance disposal. Together they created a plan and coordinated efforts in response to a simulated, non-friendly drone detection emergency. The multi-agency exercise assessed risks, enhanced communication and coordination, and tested the established response plan. Training exercises like these bring together wing organizations to test tactics, techniques and procedures to ensure personnel and property protection.