First responders compete in 2016 Battle of the Badges

U.S. Air Force firefighters and defenders from the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron and the 48th Security Forces Squadron from RAF Lakenheath gather for a group photo with their counterparts from the 100th CES and the 100th SFS Sept. 7, 2016, on RAF Mildenhall, England. The Airmen participated in a series of teamwork challenges that incorporated skills from both first responder career fields. Every year, the winning base team takes home the Battle of the Badges trophy, and RAF Lakenheath took this year’s winners’ title. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho)

U.S. Air Force firefighters and defenders from the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron and the 48th Security Forces Squadron from RAF Lakenheath gather for a group photo with their counterparts from the 100th CES and the 100th SFS Sept. 7, 2016, on RAF Mildenhall, England. The Airmen participated in a series of teamwork challenges that incorporated skills from both first responder career fields. Every year, the winning base team takes home the Battle of the Badges trophy, and RAF Lakenheath took this year’s winners’ title. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho)

U.S. Air Force Firefighters and defenders from the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron and the 48th Security Forces Squadron from RAF Lakenheath, play dodgeball against their counterparts from the 100th CES and the 100th SFS Sept. 7, 2016, on RAF Mildenhall, England. The Battle of the Badges competition highlights the camaraderie between the career fields and pays homage to the first responders who lost their lives on 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho)

U.S. Air Force Firefighters and defenders from the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron and the 48th Security Forces Squadron from RAF Lakenheath, play dodgeball against their counterparts from the 100th CES and the 100th SFS Sept. 7, 2016, on RAF Mildenhall, England. The Battle of the Badges competition highlights the camaraderie between the career fields and pays homage to the first responders who lost their lives on 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho)

U.S. Air Force firefighters and defenders from the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron and the 48th Security Forces Squadron from RAF Lakenheath, compete in teamwork challenges against their counterparts from the 100th CES and the 100th SFS Sept. 7, 2016, on RAF Mildenhall, England. The Battle of the Badges competition highlights the camaraderie between the career fields and pays homage to the first responders who lost their lives on 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho)

U.S. Air Force firefighters and defenders from the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron and the 48th Security Forces Squadron from RAF Lakenheath, compete in teamwork challenges against their counterparts from the 100th CES and the 100th SFS Sept. 7, 2016, on RAF Mildenhall, England. The Battle of the Badges competition highlights the camaraderie between the career fields and pays homage to the first responders who lost their lives on 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho)

A team of firefighters and defenders from the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron and the 48th Security Forces Squadron from RAF Lakenheath, scramble to get into each other’s first-responder uniforms before performing various maneuvers Sept. 7, 2016, on RAF Mildenhall, England. RAF Mildenhall’s team, comprising 100th CES firefighters and 100th SFS defenders, raced against their neighboring base counterparts during the “Battle of the Badges.” The relay also involved a handcuffed M-16 assembly, a litter carry and a firehose challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho)

A team of firefighters and defenders from the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron and the 48th Security Forces Squadron from RAF Lakenheath, scramble to get into each other’s first-responder uniforms before performing various maneuvers Sept. 7, 2016, on RAF Mildenhall, England. RAF Mildenhall’s team, comprising 100th CES firefighters and 100th SFS defenders, raced against their neighboring base counterparts during the “Battle of the Badges.” The relay also involved a handcuffed M-16 assembly, a litter carry and a firehose challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. David Jeghers, 100th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department crew chief, performs low crawls after donning battle rattle Sept. 7, 2016, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Firefighters and defenders from the 48th CES and 48th Security Forces Squadron from RAF Lakenheath, compete in teamwork challenges with their counterparts from RAF Mildenhall’s 100th CES and 100th SFS. The Battle of the Badges competition highlights the camaraderie between the career fields and pays homage to the first responders who lost their lives on 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. David Jeghers, 100th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department crew chief, performs low crawls after donning battle rattle Sept. 7, 2016, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Firefighters and defenders from the 48th CES and 48th Security Forces Squadron from RAF Lakenheath, compete in teamwork challenges with their counterparts from RAF Mildenhall’s 100th CES and 100th SFS. The Battle of the Badges competition highlights the camaraderie between the career fields and pays homage to the first responders who lost their lives on 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho)

RAF MILDENHALL, England -- U.S. Air Force firefighters and defenders from the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron and the 48th Security Forces Squadron from RAF Lakenheath gather for a group photo with their counterparts from the 100th CES and the 100th SFS Sept. 7, 2016, on RAF Mildenhall, England. The Airmen participated in a series of teamwork challenges that incorporated skills from both first responder career fields. Every year, the winning base team takes home the Battle of the Badges trophy, and RAF Lakenheath took this year’s winners’ title. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho)