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EOD and SFS perform joint Multifunction Airman Training

EOD, SFS, Joint Training

Senior Airman Bennett Stanton, 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordinance disposal technician, loads his M4 carbine rifle with simulation rounds prior to beginning their Multifunction Airman Training exercise at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, March 18, 2020. Throughout MFAT, Airmen from both the 386th ECES EOD and 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron worked together on a Red versus Blue teaming concept constructed by members of the local EOD staff. They were able to reinforce the skills necessary to deploy to any environment, at any time, and with the expectation of supporting U.S. or Coalition general or Special Forces requiring an EOD capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

EOD, SFS, Joint Training

Tech. Sgt. Lee Cundiff, 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordinance disposal technician, give his team an ‘intelligence’ brief prior to beginning their Multifunction Airman Training exercise at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, March 18, 2020. The exercise consisted of a three day, in-depth scenario based around obstacles that these Airmen could face during their deployments against adversaries. They were able to run through each problem, work through the solution then collaborate with each other on ways to improve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

EOD, SFS, Joint Training

An Airmen assigned to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight searches an area for an improvised explosive device during Multifunction Airman Training at Ali Al Salem Air Base, March 18, 2020. The Multifunction Airman Training consisted of a three day, in-depth scenario based around obstacles that these Airmen could face during their deployments against adversaries. They were able to run through each problem, work through the solution then collaborate with each other on ways to improve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)

EOD, SFS, Joint Training

An Airmen assigned to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight clears an area during Multifunction Airman Training at Ali Al Salem Air Base, March 18, 2020. The training scenarios were held over three days in order to enable future operations with U.S. or Coalition general or Special Forces requiring an EOD capability allowing them to effectively train and apply concepts amongst each other to improves in place processes against adversaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)

EOD, SFS, Joint Training

An Airmen assigned to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight pulls on a rope during Multifunction Airman Training at Ali Al Salem Air Base, March 18, 2020. The Multifunction Airman Training consisted of a three day, in-depth scenario based around obstacles that these Airmen could face during their deployments against adversaries. They were able to run through each problem, work through the solution then collaborate with each other on ways to improve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)

EOD, SFS, Joint Training

An Airmen assigned to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight applies a tourniquet to a simulated injury during Multifunction Airman Training at Ali Al Salem Air Base, March 19, 2020. The training scenarios were held over three days in order to enable future operations with U.S. or Coalition general or Special Forces requiring an EOD capability allowing them to effectively train and apply concepts amongst each other to improves in place processes against adversaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)

EOD, SFS, Joint Training

Airmen assigned to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight and 386th Security Forces Squadron load a simulated downed pilot into a truck bed during Multifunction Airman Training at Ali Al Salem Air Base, March 18, 2020. Throughout MFAT, Airmen from both the 386th AEW EOD and 386th ESFS worked together on a Red versus Blue teaming concept constructed by members of the local EOD staff. They were able to reinforce the skills necessary to deploy to any environment, at any time, and with the expectation of supporting US or Coalition general or Special Forces requiring an EOD capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)

EOD, SFS, Joint Training

Senior Airman Graciela Gomez, 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron member, takes cover during a simulated IED detonation at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, March 18, 2020. The Multifunction Airman Training consisted of a three day, in-depth scenario based around obstacles that these Airmen could face during their deployments against adversaries. They were able to run through each problem, work through the solution then collaborate with each other on ways to improve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Isaiah J. Soliz)

EOD, SFS, Joint Training

Senior Airman Collin Meeker, 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron member, keeps a look out for opposing forces from a foxhole during a training exercise March 18, 2020 at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait. The Multifunction Airman Training consisted of a three day, in-depth scenario based around obstacles that these Airmen could face during their deployments against adversaries. They were able to run through each problem, work through the solution then collaborate with each other on ways to improve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Isaiah J. Soliz)

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An Airmen assigned to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight stands guard at an entry control point during Multifunction Airman Training at Ali Al Salem Air Base, March 19, 2020. Being able to train and learn how Airmen can defend and improve the installations security was a driving point towards the Multifunction Airman Training exercise. Each Airmen that participated was provided a 48 hour window of scenarios that filled unconventional warfare situations that they may witness at any given time. Integrating and learning gave each participant and leadership a perspective on how to better the mission and each other. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)

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An explosive ordnance disposal technician from the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron scans a deceased hostile adversary during Multifunction Airman Training March 19, 2020 at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait. The MFAT consisted of a three day, in-depth scenario based around obstacles that Airmen could face during their deployments against adversaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Isaiah J. Soliz)

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An explosive ordnance disposal technician from the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron approaches a simulated improvised explosive device during Multifunction Airman Training March 19, 2020 at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait. The MFAT consisted of a three day, in-depth scenario based around obstacles that Airmen could face during their deployments against adversaries. They were able to run through each problem, work through the solution then collaborate with each other on ways to improve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Isaiah J. Soliz)

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An Airman assigned to the 386th Security Forces Squadron walks back to his entry control point after a simulated event during Multifunction Airman Training at Ali Al Salem Air Base, March 19, 2020. Throughout MFAT, Airmen from both the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Explosive Ordnance Disposal and 386th ESFS worked together on a Red versus Blue teaming concept constructed by members of the local EOD staff. They were able to reinforce the skills necessary to deploy to any environment, at any time, and with the expectation of supporting US or Coalition general or Special Forces requiring an EOD capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)

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Airmen on the blue team take cover during a simulated air attack during a Multifunction Airman Training exercise at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, March 18, 2020. Throughout MFAT, Airmen from both the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron and 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordinance disposal flight worked together on a Red versus Blue teaming concept constructed by members of the local EOD staff. They were able to reinforce the skills necessary to deploy to any environment, at any time, and with the expectation of supporting US or Coalition general or Special Forces requiring an EOD capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

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Senior Airman Bennett Stanton, 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordinance disposal technician, prepare his Meal Ready to Eat (MRE) for dinner before conducting a final reconnaissance mission on the opposing team during a Multifunction Airman Training exercise at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, March 19, 2020. Throughout MFAT, Airmen from both the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron and 386th EOD flight worked together on a Red versus Blue teaming concept constructed by members of the local EOD staff. They were able to reinforce the skills necessary to deploy to any environment, at any time, and with the expectation of supporting US or Coalition general or Special Forces requiring an EOD capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

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An Airman from the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron watches the perimeter of his team’s camp with night vision binoculars during the Multifunction Airman Training exercise at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, March 19, 2020. The exercise consisted of a three day, in-depth scenario based around obstacles that these Airmen could face during their deployments against adversaries. They were able to run through each problem, work through the solution then collaborate with each other on ways to improve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

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Members from team blue plan a raid against team red during Multifunction Airman Training at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, March 19, 2020. Throughout MFAT, Airmen from both the 386th AEW EOD and 386th ESFS worked together on a Red versus Blue teaming concept constructed by members of the local EOD staff. They were able to reinforce the skills necessary to deploy to any environment, at any time, and with the expectation of supporting US or Coalition general or Special Forces requiring an EOD capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman JaNae Capuno)

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Members from team blue plan a raid against team red during Multifunction Airman Training at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, March 19, 2020. The Multifunction Airman Training consisted of a three-day, in-depth scenario based around obstacles that these Airmen could face during their deployments against adversaries. They were able to run through each problem, work through the solution then collaborate with each other on ways to improve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman JaNae Capuno)

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Airman 1st Class Wesley Stumbaugh, 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron defender, stands in front of a Humvee during Multifunction Airman Training at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, March 19, 2020. The training scenarios were held over three days in order to enable future operations with U.S. or Coalition general or Special Forces requiring an EOD capability allowing them to effectively train and apply concepts amongst each other to improves in place processes against adversaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman JaNae Capuno)

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The Multifunction Airman Training consisted of a three day, in-depth scenario based around obstacles that these Airmen could face during their deployments against adversaries. They were able to run through each problem, work through the solution then collaborate with each other on ways to improve.

Throughout MFAT, Airmen from both the 386th AEW EOD and 386th ESFS worked together on a Red versus Blue teaming concept constructed by members of the local EOD staff. They were able to reinforce the skills necessary to deploy to any environment, at any time, and with the expectation of supporting US or Coalition general or Special Forces requiring an EOD capability.

Being able to train and learn how Airmen can defend and improve the installations security was a driving point towards the Multifunction Airman Training exercise. Each Airmen that participated was provided a 48 hour window of scenarios that filled unconventional warfare situations that they may witness at any given time. Integrating and learning gave each participant and leadership a perspective on how to better the mission and each other.