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Joint Biological Training Exercise

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Devon de Castrique (left), 65th Medical Operations Squadron environmental health manager, and Staff Sgt. Samuel Helfrich, 65th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management technician, wear fully-encapsulated hazmat suits while they test the exterior doors of a building for hazardous materials during a joint biological response training exercise Sept. 20, 2013, at Lajes Field, Azores. The suits allow the technicians to safely perform the required tests in a biological environment with the ability to remain protected and breath clean air. The exercise is to test the effectiveness of emergency managers and bioenvironmental engineers working together in a crisis situation, maintain proficiency in duties, and identify strength or improvement capabilities. De Castrique is from Charlotte, N.C., and Helfrich is from San Clemente, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Paul Villanueva II/Released)

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Paul Villanueva IIReleased
VIRIN: 130920-F-NJ944-162.JPG
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