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Aviano conducts Initial Response Force training

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U. S. Space Force Sgt. Jared McShane, 31st Communication Squadron infrastructure technician, (left) U.S Air Force Lt. Justin Mun, 31st Communication Squadron flight commander (right) and Senior Airman Joshua Stanley, 31st Communication Squadron infrastructure technician (middle) set up an Executive Cokk (ECK) during an Initial Response Force (IRF) training, at Aviano Air Base, July, 3, 2021. During IRF responses the 31st Communications Squadron ensures voice and data access security and provide tactical radio support while also providing tactical radio support. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)

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Airmen First Class Briza Almaraz, 31st Civil Engineering Squadron, Emergency Management Journeyman, looks at a compass during an Initial Response Force (IRF) training, at Aviano Air Base, July, 3, 2021. This compass is used during an 8 Leg Survey to gather different radials toward the incident or focal point that teams will travel on while monitoring for hazardous materials associated with an aircraft incident. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)

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Stefan K. Harris, Defense Threat Reductions Agency, European Technical Support Group communications specialist sets up a PANTHER 2, Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) satellite during an Initial Response Force training at Aviano Air Base, July 3, 2021. Establishing a functional and secure communications is vital during any emergency response. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)

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Firefighters from the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron, respond to an Initial Response Force (IRF) training, at Aviano Air Base, July, 3, 2021. Multiple agencies were involved in responding to the IRF training including Public Affairs, Fire Department, Security Forces, Communications, Finance, Emergency Management, Bioenvironmental, Vehicle Maintenance, Safety, Force Support, Contracting, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Civil Engineers, and Medical. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)

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Firefighters from the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron, respond to an Initial Response Force (IRF) training, at Aviano Air Base, July, 3, 2021. Multiple agencies were involved in responding to the mock IRF emergency. The agencies that are a part of IRF include Public Affairs, Fire Department, Security Forces, Communications, Finance, Emergency Management, Bioenvironmental, Vehicle Maintenance, Safety, Force Support, Contracting, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Civil Engineers, and Medical. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)

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