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Airmen in protective gear move toward a decontamination area during a hazardous material portion of an exercise Feb. 22 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  The chemical, biological, nuclear response exercise tested the procedures of emergency response, explosive ordnance disposal, emergency management and bioenvironmental agencies among others.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Airmen in protective gear move toward a decontamination area during a hazardous material portion of an exercise Feb. 22 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The chemical, biological, nuclear response exercise tested the procedures of emergency response, explosive ordnance disposal, emergency management and bioenvironmental agencies among others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Staff Sgt. Vikki Flores, 96th Civil Engineer Group, attaches her oxygen tank to her back during the hazardous material portion of an exercise Feb. 22 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  The chemical, biological, nuclear response exercise tested the procedures of emergency response, explosive ordnance disposal, disaster management and bioenvironmental agencies among others.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Staff Sgt. Vikki Flores, 96th Civil Engineer Group, attaches her oxygen tank to her back during the hazardous material portion of an exercise Feb. 22 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The chemical, biological, nuclear response exercise tested the procedures of emergency response, explosive ordnance disposal, disaster management and bioenvironmental agencies among others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Airmen help Staff Sgt. Vikki Flores, 96th Civil Engineer Group, into her protective suit during a hazardous material portion of an exercise Feb. 22 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  The chemical, biological, nuclear response exercise tested the procedures of emergency response, explosive ordnance disposal, emergency management and bioenvironmental agencies among others.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Airmen help Staff Sgt. Vikki Flores, 96th Civil Engineer Group, into her protective suit during a hazardous material portion of an exercise Feb. 22 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The chemical, biological, nuclear response exercise tested the procedures of emergency response, explosive ordnance disposal, emergency management and bioenvironmental agencies among others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Jerry Carlton, a 96th Test Wing firefighter, checks blood pressure and pulse of Airman 1st Class Donel Wanton, 96th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, before suit up time during the hazardous material portion of an exercise Feb. 22 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  The chemical, biological, nuclear response exercise tested the procedures of emergency response, explosive ordnance disposal, disaster management and bioenvironmental agencies among others.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Jerry Carlton, a 96th Test Wing firefighter, checks blood pressure and pulse of Airman 1st Class Donel Wanton, 96th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, before suit up time during the hazardous material portion of an exercise Feb. 22 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The chemical, biological, nuclear response exercise tested the procedures of emergency response, explosive ordnance disposal, disaster management and bioenvironmental agencies among others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Airmen in protective gear move toward a decontamination area during a hazardous material portion of an exercise Feb. 22 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  The chemical, biological, nuclear response exercise tested the procedures of emergency response, explosive ordnance disposal, emergency management and bioenvironmental agencies among others.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Airmen in protective gear move toward a decontamination area during a hazardous material portion of an exercise Feb. 22 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The chemical, biological, nuclear response exercise tested the procedures of emergency response, explosive ordnance disposal, emergency management and bioenvironmental agencies among others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Staff Sgt. Vikki Flores, 96th Civil Engineer Group, prepares her protective suit during the hazardous material portion of an exercise Feb. 22 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  The chemical, biological, nuclear response exercise tested the procedures of emergency response, explosive ordnance disposal, disaster management and bioenvironmental agencies among others.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Staff Sgt. Vikki Flores, 96th Civil Engineer Group, prepares her protective suit during the hazardous material portion of an exercise Feb. 22 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The chemical, biological, nuclear response exercise tested the procedures of emergency response, explosive ordnance disposal, disaster management and bioenvironmental agencies among others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Airmen in protective suits use instruments to detect any hazardous material during an exercise Feb. 22 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  The chemical, biological, nuclear response exercise tested the procedures of emergency response, explosive ordnance disposal, emergency management and bioenvironmental agencies among others.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Airmen in protective suits use instruments to detect any hazardous material during an exercise Feb. 22 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The chemical, biological, nuclear response exercise tested the procedures of emergency response, explosive ordnance disposal, emergency management and bioenvironmental agencies among others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A radiation-detecting dosimeter is placed on the outside of a protective suit during a hazardous material portion of an exercise Feb. 22 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  The chemical, biological, nuclear response exercise tested the procedures of emergency response, explosive ordnance disposal, disaster management and bioenvironmental agencies among others.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A radiation-detecting dosimeter is placed on the outside of a protective suit during a hazardous material portion of an exercise Feb. 22 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The chemical, biological, nuclear response exercise tested the procedures of emergency response, explosive ordnance disposal, disaster management and bioenvironmental agencies among others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Firefighters from the 96th Test Wing hose down Airmen as part of the decontamination process at the end of a hazardous material portion of an exercise Feb. 22 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  The chemical, biological, nuclear response exercise tested the procedures of emergency response, explosive ordnance disposal, emergency management and bioenvironmental agencies among others.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Firefighters from the 96th Test Wing hose down Airmen as part of the decontamination process at the end of a hazardous material portion of an exercise Feb. 22 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The chemical, biological, nuclear response exercise tested the procedures of emergency response, explosive ordnance disposal, emergency management and bioenvironmental agencies among others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Airmen ensure the camera settings are correct during a hazardous material portion of an exercise Feb. 22 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  The chemical, biological, nuclear response exercise tested the procedures of emergency response, explosive ordnance disposal, emergency management and bioenvironmental agencies among others.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)
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Airmen ensure the camera settings are correct during a hazardous material portion of an exercise Feb. 22 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The chemical, biological, nuclear response exercise tested the procedures of emergency response, explosive ordnance disposal, emergency management and bioenvironmental agencies among others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Airmen are briefed on the situation and procedures they will take during a hazardous material portion of an exercise Feb. 22 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  The chemical, biological, nuclear response exercise tested the procedures of emergency response, explosive ordnance disposal, disaster management and bioenvironmental agencies among others.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)
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Airmen are briefed on the situation and procedures they will take during a hazardous material portion of an exercise Feb. 22 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The chemical, biological, nuclear response exercise tested the procedures of emergency response, explosive ordnance disposal, disaster management and bioenvironmental agencies among others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Airmen ensure their detection instrumentation are working properly during a hazardous material portion of an exercise Feb. 22 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  The chemical, biological, nuclear response exercise tested the procedures of emergency response, explosive ordnance disposal, disaster management and bioenvironmental agencies among others.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)
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Airmen ensure their detection instrumentation are working properly during a hazardous material portion of an exercise Feb. 22 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The chemical, biological, nuclear response exercise tested the procedures of emergency response, explosive ordnance disposal, disaster management and bioenvironmental agencies among others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

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