Hijacking exercise tests 2nd BW

Hijacking exercise tests 2nd BW

An Airman alerts 2nd Security Forces Squadron personnel of an issue during the beginning of a hijacking exercise on the flight line at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., August 14, 2018. Like an actual hijacking incident, Airmen weren’t given a warning about the simulation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

Hijacking exercise tests 2nd BW

Second Security Forces Squadron personnel escort Airmen to safety during a hijacking exercise on the flight line at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., August 14, 2018. Air Force and DoD instructions direct annual exercises to keep units mission ready. These exercises range from hijackings to active shooters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick) Disclaimer: Badges in the photo have been covered for security purposes.

Hijacking exercise tests 2nd BW

Airman 1st Class Christian Steele, left, and Senior Airman Justin Moshrefi, right, 2nd Security Forces Squadron installation patrolmen, survey a hijacking site during an exercise on the flight line at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., August 14, 2018. Exercises are designed to test and evaluate how base agencies respond to emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick) Disclaimer: Badges in the photo have been covered for security purposes.

Hijacking exercise tests 2nd BW

Airman Cody Millican, 2nd Security Forces Squadron installation patrolman, listens to his radio during a hijacking exercise at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., August 14, 2018. Air Force and DoD instructions direct annual exercises to keep units mission ready. These exercises range from hijackings to active shooters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

Hijacking exercise tests 2nd BW

Senior Airman Justin Moshrefi, 2nd Security Forces Squadron installation patrolman, runs across the flight line during a hijacking exercise at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., August 14, 2018. Like an actual hijacking incident, Airmen weren’t given a warning about the simulation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

Hijacking exercise tests 2nd BW

Senior Airman Jared Oliver, 2nd Security Forces Squadron installation patrolman, uses a vehicle as cover during a hijacking exercise at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., August 14, 2018. Exercises such as these ensure Airmen are prepared to act in real-world scenarios they may encounter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

Hijacking exercise tests 2nd BW

A simulated hostage runs to safety after he is released during a hijacking exercise at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., August 14, 2018. The planning process for exercises takes place multiple days before the actual execution and require contact and coordination with various agencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

Hijacking exercise tests 2nd BW

Senior Airman Justin Moshrefi, 2nd Security Forces Squadron installation patrolman, discusses plans of action during a hijacking exercise at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., August 14, 2018. Hijacking exercises are designed to test and evaluate how base agencies respond to emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

Hijacking exercise tests 2nd BW

Senior Airman Kyle Whitehead, 2nd Operations Group unit training manager, exits a B-52 Stratofortress during a hijacking exercise at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., August 14, 2018. As part of the exercise, Whitehead played the role of an “armed hijacker”, testing the base’s ability to respond to an emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

Hijacking exercise tests 2nd BW
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Senior Airman Kyle Whitehead, 2nd Operations Group unit training manager, is detained as the simulated hijacker during a hijacking exercise at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., August 14, 2018. Base agencies worked together and coordinated a way to safely secure simulated hostages and apprehend Whitehead. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

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Senior Airman Jose Perez, 2nd Security Forces Squadron emergency services team member, clears an area during a hijacking exercise at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., August 14, 2018. Air Force and DoD instructions direct annual exercises to keep units mission ready. These exercises range from hijackings to active shooters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

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Tech. Sgt. Andrew Stoltz, 2nd Security Forces Squadron emergency services team leader, finishes securing a B-52 Stratofortress during a hijacking exercise at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., August 14, 2018. Exercises such as these ensure Airmen are prepared to act in real-world scenarios they may encounter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

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