RAF Mildenhall Airmen test capabilities during readiness exercise

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Brad Miller, 100th Security Forces Squadron flight chief, speaks into his radio while Staff Sgt. Kristina Santos and Military Working Dog Ukkie stand ready in response to a simulated protest incident during an exercise at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 20, 2018. Such exercises are regularly scheduled to test responsiveness and readiness of base personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. David Dobrydney)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Brad Miller, 100th Security Forces Squadron flight chief, speaks into his radio while Staff Sgt. Kristina Santos and Military Working Dog Ukkie stand ready in response to a simulated protest incident during an exercise at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 20, 2018. Such exercises are regularly scheduled to test responsiveness and readiness of base personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. David Dobrydney)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alexandre Rogan, 100th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog trainer, and MWD Brock inspect a vehicle in response to a simulated security incident during an exercise at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 20, 2018. Such exercises are regularly scheduled to test responsiveness and readiness of base personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. David Dobrydney)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alexandre Rogan, 100th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog trainer, and MWD Brock inspect a vehicle in response to a simulated security incident during an exercise at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 20, 2018. Such exercises are regularly scheduled to test responsiveness and readiness of base personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. David Dobrydney)

Karen Abeyasekere, 100th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs specialist, moulages a U.S.  Air National Guardsmen during an exercise at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 20, 2018. The base-wide exercise tested Airmen’s emergency response and self-aid buddy care capabilities. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Gagnon)

Karen Abeyasekere, 100th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs specialist, moulages a U.S. Air National Guardsmen during an exercise at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 20, 2018. The base-wide exercise tested Airmen’s emergency response and self-aid buddy care capabilities. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Gagnon)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Brad Miller, 100th Security Forces Squadron flight chief, speaks with Master Sgt. Matthew Kline and Tech. Sgt. Anthony Laspino, 100th Security Forces Squadron inspection team members, during an exercise at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 20, 2018. Such exercises are regularly scheduled to test responsiveness and readiness of base personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. David Dobrydney)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Brad Miller, 100th Security Forces Squadron flight chief, speaks with Master Sgt. Matthew Kline and Tech. Sgt. Anthony Laspino, 100th Security Forces Squadron inspection team members, during an exercise at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 20, 2018. Such exercises are regularly scheduled to test responsiveness and readiness of base personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. David Dobrydney)

A member of the 100th Air Refueling Wing inspection team observes as U.S. Airmen from the 100th Security Forces Squadron search a simulated suspect during an exercise at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 20, 2018. Such exercises are regularly scheduled to test responsiveness and readiness of base personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. David Dobrydney)

A member of the 100th Air Refueling Wing inspection team observes as U.S. Airmen from the 100th Security Forces Squadron search a simulated suspect during an exercise at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 20, 2018. Such exercises are regularly scheduled to test responsiveness and readiness of base personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. David Dobrydney)

U.S. Airmen perform first aid to simulated injured bystanders during an exercise at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 20, 2018. The exercise tested the responsiveness and readiness of base personnel. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Gagnon)

U.S. Airmen perform first aid to simulated injured bystanders during an exercise at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 20, 2018. The exercise tested the responsiveness and readiness of base personnel. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Gagnon)

RAF MILDENHALL, England -- RAF Mildenhall Airmen tested their emergency response and self-aid buddy care capabilities June 19 - 20 during an exercise on base. 

The two-day exercise tested Airmen using different simulated scenarios, such as protesters, a base access breach and a vehicle incident with injuries. 

“The purpose of these exercises are to test the overall response of the base,” said U.S. Air Force Capt. Joseph Brzozwske, 100th Air Refueling Wing Inspector General chief. “We need to test the base’s readiness in the most realistic scenarios possible. It will ultimately prepare us better for real-world situations.”

These basewide exercises are conducted approximately every month using different emergency situations to evaluate Airmen readiness. 

Simulated casualties were moulaged to provide extra realism to the scenario, giving a variety of severe and bloody injuries. Airmen then had to respond and provide care until first responders arrived on scene. 

The Tennessee Air National Guard’s 134th Air Refueling Wing, at RAF Mildenhall for annual training, provided support for the exercise. 

“We’d like to thank the 134th ARW for their participation. Between the IG and PA support, as well as their volunteers with the simulated scenario, they played a pivotal role in the overall success of the exercise,” Brzozwske said.

The Total Force team of inspectors reviewed the 100th ARW’s response to the scenarios, and their observations will be discussed and used to improve the wing’s overall readiness.