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Wyverns put to test in base defense exercise

An Airman assigned to the 31st Medical Group takes a sample of a simulated hazardous chemical during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 2, 2021. The exercise was designed to test the 31st Fighter Wing’s ability to operate in different levels of defensive postures, respond to emerging threats including Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives, protect and generate combat airpower, and defend the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elijah M. Dority)

An Airman assigned to the 31st Medical Group takes a sample of a simulated hazardous chemical during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 2, 2021. The exercise was designed to test the 31st Fighter Wing’s ability to operate in different levels of defensive postures, respond to emerging threats including Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives, protect and generate combat airpower, and defend the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elijah M. Dority)

An Airman assigned to the 31st Medical Group analyzes simulated hazardous chemicals during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 2, 2021.The exercise was designed to increase overall readiness of Airmen to respond to a variety of threats in a degraded or contaminated environment to safeguard and execute the 31st Fighter Wing’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elijah M. Dority)

An Airman assigned to the 31st Medical Group analyzes simulated hazardous chemicals during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 2, 2021.The exercise was designed to increase overall readiness of Airmen to respond to a variety of threats in a degraded or contaminated environment to safeguard and execute the 31st Fighter Wing’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elijah M. Dority)

n Airman assigned to the 31st Medical Group wipes down a patient following decontamination procedures during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 2, 2021. The exercise was designed to test the 31st Fighter Wing’s ability to respond to a variety of potential threats, protect and generate combat airpower, and defend the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elijah M. Dority)

n Airman assigned to the 31st Medical Group wipes down a patient following decontamination procedures during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 2, 2021. The exercise was designed to test the 31st Fighter Wing’s ability to respond to a variety of potential threats, protect and generate combat airpower, and defend the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elijah M. Dority)

Maj. Wendell Miculob, 31st Operational Medical Readiness Squadron flight commander prepares to transport patients with simulated injuries during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 2, 2021. The exercise was designed to test the 31st Fighter Wing’s ability to respond to a variety of potential threats, protect and generate combat airpower, and defend the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elijah M. Dority)

Maj. Wendell Miculob, 31st Operational Medical Readiness Squadron flight commander prepares to transport patients with simulated injuries during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 2, 2021. The exercise was designed to test the 31st Fighter Wing’s ability to respond to a variety of potential threats, protect and generate combat airpower, and defend the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elijah M. Dority)

An Airman assigned to the 31st Medical Group prepares to decontaminate a patient during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 2, 2021. The exercise was designed to test the 31st Fighter Wing’s ability to operate in different levels of defensive postures, respond to emerging threats including Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives, protect and generate combat airpower, and defend the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elijah M. Dority)

An Airman assigned to the 31st Medical Group prepares to decontaminate a patient during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 2, 2021. The exercise was designed to test the 31st Fighter Wing’s ability to operate in different levels of defensive postures, respond to emerging threats including Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives, protect and generate combat airpower, and defend the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elijah M. Dority)

An Airman assigned to the 31st Medical Group secures her gas mask during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 2, 2021. The exercise was designed to increase overall readiness of Airmen to respond to a variety of threats in a degraded or contaminated environment to safeguard and execute the 31st Fighter Wing’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elijah M. Dority)

An Airman assigned to the 31st Medical Group secures her gas mask during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 2, 2021. The exercise was designed to increase overall readiness of Airmen to respond to a variety of threats in a degraded or contaminated environment to safeguard and execute the 31st Fighter Wing’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elijah M. Dority)

An Airman assigned to the 31st Security Forces Squadron readies his weapon during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 2, 2021. The exercise was designed to test the 31st Fighter Wing’s ability to respond to a variety of potential threats, protect and generate combat airpower, and defend the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elijah M. Dority)

An Airman assigned to the 31st Security Forces Squadron readies his weapon during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 2, 2021. The exercise was designed to test the 31st Fighter Wing’s ability to respond to a variety of potential threats, protect and generate combat airpower, and defend the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elijah M. Dority)

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- An Airman assigned to the 31st Medical Group takes a sample of a simulated hazardous chemical during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 2, 2021. The exercise was designed to test the 31st Fighter Wing’s ability to operate in different levels of defensive postures, respond to emerging threats including Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives, protect and generate combat airpower, and defend the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elijah M. Dority)