Operation Alamo Dust Off Vigilance 2021

Colored smoke grenades are deployed each time a team finishes the course to signal helicopter pilots where to land for extraction on Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas, June 14, 2021. Teams are given the opportunity to fly in the helicopter as a conclusion to the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dustin Braaten)
Colored smoke grenades are deployed each time a team finishes the course to signal helicopter pilots where to land for extraction on Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas, June 14, 2021. Teams are given the opportunity to fly in the helicopter as a conclusion to the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dustin Braaten)

Colored smoke grenades are deployed each time a team finishes the course to signal helicopter pilots where to land for extraction on Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas, June 14, 2021. Teams are given the opportunity to fly in the helicopter as a conclusion to the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dustin Braaten)

Independent Duty Medical Technicians standby to deliver a mannequin to a medivac Black Hawk at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas, June 14, 2021. Army and Air Force service members participated in a Personnel Recovery-Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape exercise to prepare for deployment operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dustin Braaten)
Independent Duty Medical Technicians standby to deliver a mannequin to a medivac Black Hawk at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas, June 14, 2021. Army and Air Force service members participated in a Personnel Recovery-Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape exercise to prepare for deployment operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dustin Braaten)

Independent Medical Technicians from the 737th Training Squadron rush to a medivac Black Hawk for a Personnel Recovery-Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape exercise on Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas, June 14, 2021. Exercise participants must evade U.S. Air Force training instructor’s roleplaying as opposing forces and navigate forest terrain to reach the landing zone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dustin Braaten)
Independent Medical Technicians from the 737th Training Squadron rush to a medivac Black Hawk for a Personnel Recovery-Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape exercise on Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas, June 14, 2021. Exercise participants must evade U.S. Air Force training instructor’s roleplaying as opposing forces and navigate forest terrain to reach the landing zone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dustin Braaten)

A U.S. Army National Guard exercise participant refers to their map to orient themselves before continuing to a landing zone on Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas, June 14, 2021. Exercise participants must navigate heavily forested terrain while remaining vigilant for opposing forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dustin Braaten)
A U.S. Army National Guard exercise participant refers to their map to orient themselves before continuing to a landing zone on Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas, June 14, 2021. Exercise participants must navigate heavily forested terrain while remaining vigilant for opposing forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dustin Braaten)

A U.S. Army National Guard exercise participant attempts to communicate with training instructors via SATCOM phone on Joint Base San Antonio Camp Bullis, Texas, June 14, 2021. After successfully evading ambush, exercise participants obtain coordinates from training instructors and must navigate to a landing zone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dustin Braaten)
A U.S. Army National Guard exercise participant attempts to communicate with training instructors via SATCOM phone on Joint Base San Antonio Camp Bullis, Texas, June 14, 2021. After successfully evading ambush, exercise participants obtain coordinates from training instructors and must navigate to a landing zone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dustin Braaten)

U.S. Army National Guard exercise participants take a moment to rest while traveling to a landing zone on Joint Base San Antonio Camp Bullis, Texas, June 14, 2021. Average completion times of the course take roughly an hour and a half while temperatures can reach as high as 101 degrees Fahrenheit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dustin Braaten)
U.S. Army National Guard exercise participants take a moment to rest while traveling to a landing zone on Joint Base San Antonio Camp Bullis, Texas, June 14, 2021. Average completion times of the course take roughly an hour and a half while temperatures can reach as high as 101 degrees Fahrenheit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dustin Braaten)

A U.S. Army National Guard Crew Chief prepares to liftoff from Martindale Army Airfield, Texas to Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas for a Personnel Recovery-Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape exercise, June 14, 2021. Exercise participants take off from Martindale Army Airfield and land in a remote location on Camp Bullis and must evade an ambush from U.S. Air Force instructors roleplaying as opposing forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dustin Braaten)
A U.S. Army National Guard Crew Chief prepares to liftoff from Martindale Army Airfield, Texas to Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas for a Personnel Recovery-Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape exercise, June 14, 2021. Exercise participants take off from Martindale Army Airfield and land in a remote location on Camp Bullis and must evade an ambush from U.S. Air Force instructors roleplaying as opposing forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dustin Braaten)

U.S. Army National Guard helicopter pilots and a Crew Chief await the next wave of participants completing the Personell Recovery-SERE exercise on Joint Base San Antonio Camp Bullis, Tx., June 14, 2021. After successfully evading capture and navigating to the landing zone, teams have the opportunity to ride in the helicopter as a conclusion to the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dustin Braaten)
U.S. Army National Guard helicopter pilots and a Crew Chief await the next wave of participants completing the Personell Recovery-SERE exercise on Joint Base San Antonio Camp Bullis, Tx., June 14, 2021. After successfully evading capture and navigating to the landing zone, teams have the opportunity to ride in the helicopter as a conclusion to the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dustin Braaten)

U.S. Army National Guard helicopter pilots and a Crew Chief standby waiting to signal exercise participants that it is safe to approach and board the helicopter on Joint Base San Antonio Camp Bullis, Texas, June 14, 2021. Helicopter crews land teams at Joint Base San Antonio Camp Bullis, Texas and extract them upon course completion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dustin Braaten)
U.S. Army National Guard helicopter pilots and a Crew Chief standby waiting to signal exercise participants that it is safe to approach and board the helicopter on Joint Base San Antonio Camp Bullis, Texas, June 14, 2021. Helicopter crews land teams at Joint Base San Antonio Camp Bullis, Texas and extract them upon course completion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dustin Braaten)

A Black Hawk prepares to land to pick up exercise participants on Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas, June 14, 2021. U.S. Army National Guard pilots fly from Martindale Army Airfield, Texas to assist with transporting and immersing participants in the training exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dustin Braaten)
A Black Hawk prepares to land to pick up exercise participants on Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas, June 14, 2021. U.S. Army National Guard pilots fly from Martindale Army Airfield, Texas to assist with transporting and immersing participants in the training exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dustin Braaten)

Colored smoke grenades are deployed each time a team finishes the course to signal helicopter pilots where to land for extraction on Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas, June 14, 2021. Teams are given the opportunity to fly in the helicopter as a conclusion to the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dustin Braaten)
Colored smoke grenades are deployed each time a team finishes the course to signal helicopter pilots where to land for extraction on Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas, June 14, 2021. Teams are given the opportunity to fly in the helicopter as a conclusion to the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dustin Braaten)

A U.S. Air Force training instructor acting as enemy forces prepares to ambush a rescue crew on Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas, June 14, 2021. Army and Air Force personnel participated in rescue and evade exercises to better prepare for deployment operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dustin Braaten)
A U.S. Air Force training instructor acting as enemy forces prepares to ambush a rescue crew on Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas, June 14, 2021. Army and Air Force personnel participated in rescue and evade exercises to better prepare for deployment operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dustin Braaten)

A U.S. Air Force training instructor roleplaying as opposing forces fires blank rounds at exercise participants as they dismount their helicopter on Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas, June 14, 2021. Joint Army and Air Force service members participated in a Personnel Recovery-Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape exercise to prepare for deployment operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dustin Braaten)
A U.S. Air Force training instructor roleplaying as opposing forces fires blank rounds at exercise participants as they dismount their helicopter on Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas, June 14, 2021. Joint Army and Air Force service members participated in a Personnel Recovery-Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape exercise to prepare for deployment operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dustin Braaten)

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