Airmen race to hone emergency management skills

355th Fighter Wing and 162d Fighter Wing Airmen run to their next station during an exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 23, 2014.  Six four-member teams comprised of members from bioenvironmental, emergency management and explosive ordnance disposal flights competed against each other to complete 12 tasks in the competition-style exercise modeled after a reality show. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)

355th Fighter Wing and 162d Fighter Wing Airmen run to their next station during an exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 23, 2014. Six four-member teams comprised of members from bioenvironmental, emergency management and explosive ordnance disposal flights competed against each other to complete 12 tasks in the competition-style exercise modeled after a reality show. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jose Parra, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight journeyman, identifies ordnance in order for his team to move on during an exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 23, 2014.  Many of the skills needed to complete the exercise tested the participants’ wartime and contingency skillsets learned in previous training sessions. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jose Parra, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight journeyman, identifies ordnance in order for his team to move on during an exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 23, 2014. Many of the skills needed to complete the exercise tested the participants’ wartime and contingency skillsets learned in previous training sessions. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)

Team members work together to complete a worksheet during a competition held at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 23, 2014.  This station required each team to match symptoms of chemical exposure to the chemical agent responsible.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)

Team members work together to complete a worksheet during a competition held at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 23, 2014. This station required each team to match symptoms of chemical exposure to the chemical agent responsible. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)

Team members rush to put on mission oriented protective posture gear during an exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 23, 2014.  During this station, the teams were given the option to complete a MOPP worksheet or don MOPP level four gear without making any mistakes.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)

Team members rush to put on mission oriented protective posture gear during an exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 23, 2014. During this station, the teams were given the option to complete a MOPP worksheet or don MOPP level four gear without making any mistakes. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)

Two team members perform a buddy check to ensure that each has a proper seal on their mission oriented protective posture gear during a competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 23, 2014.  Each team raced to locate and complete a series of 12 tasks that tested the participants’ wartime and contingency skillsets. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)

Two team members perform a buddy check to ensure that each has a proper seal on their mission oriented protective posture gear during a competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 23, 2014. Each team raced to locate and complete a series of 12 tasks that tested the participants’ wartime and contingency skillsets. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jenna Schaub, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management journeyman, walks out of a structure while wearing mission oriented protective posture gear during an exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 23, 2014.  Schaub was challenged to locate the source of simulated radiation within the structure in order for her to team continue to the next station. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jenna Schaub, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management journeyman, walks out of a structure while wearing mission oriented protective posture gear during an exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 23, 2014. Schaub was challenged to locate the source of simulated radiation within the structure in order for her to team continue to the next station. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ashley Jordan, 355th Aerospace Medicine Squadron bioenvironmental engineer journeyman, uses a portable solids and liquids identifier to test a substance during an exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 23, 2014.  Teams, comprised of four Airmen, needed to locate and complete 12 task stations in order to finish the competition-style exercise.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ashley Jordan, 355th Aerospace Medicine Squadron bioenvironmental engineer journeyman, uses a portable solids and liquids identifier to test a substance during an exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 23, 2014. Teams, comprised of four Airmen, needed to locate and complete 12 task stations in order to finish the competition-style exercise. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ashley Jordan, 355th Aerospace Medicine Squadron bioenvironmental engineer journeyman, Airman 1st Class Alec Truesdell, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management apprentice, and Staff Sgt. Virgil Bandy, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron readiness and emergency management craftsman, work together to collect samples during a competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 23, 2014.  This task tested the members’ ability to properly handle samples and avoid contamination.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ashley Jordan, 355th Aerospace Medicine Squadron bioenvironmental engineer journeyman, Airman 1st Class Alec Truesdell, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management apprentice, and Staff Sgt. Virgil Bandy, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron readiness and emergency management craftsman, work together to collect samples during a competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 23, 2014. This task tested the members’ ability to properly handle samples and avoid contamination. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kate Grady, 355th Aerospace Medicine Squadron bioenvironmental engineer technician, Airman 1st Class Sarah Walser, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron readiness and emergency management journeyman, Senior Airman Jenna Schaub, 355th CES readiness and emergency management journeyman, and Airman 1st Class Jeremy Seybold, 355th CES explosive ordnance disposal apprentice, pose for a photo after being the first team to complete all 12 tasks during an exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 23, 2014.  The purpose of the event was to build morale and test the participants’ knowledge and skills in an atmosphere that is both physically and intellectually challenging.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kate Grady, 355th Aerospace Medicine Squadron bioenvironmental engineer technician, Airman 1st Class Sarah Walser, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron readiness and emergency management journeyman, Senior Airman Jenna Schaub, 355th CES readiness and emergency management journeyman, and Airman 1st Class Jeremy Seybold, 355th CES explosive ordnance disposal apprentice, pose for a photo after being the first team to complete all 12 tasks during an exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 23, 2014. The purpose of the event was to build morale and test the participants’ knowledge and skills in an atmosphere that is both physically and intellectually challenging. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)