122nd Fighter Wing Holds Unit Effectiveness Inspection

122nd Fighter Wing Holds Unit Effectiveness Inspection

The 122nd Fighter Wing held a unit effectiveness inspection. The event tests airman's response to various scenarios including a chemical attack.
The 122nd Fighter Wing held a unit effectiveness inspection.  The event tests airman's response to various scenarios including a chemical attack.

How would our local base react to a chemical attack?

"We're in our chemical gear, preparing for attacks."

The 122nd Fighter Wing held a UEI, October 31st through November 3rd.  UEI's are to ensure the combat units are ready and have the ability to execute any assigned mission or task.  The base was under a simulated chemical threat.

"This is an actual threat that we do have, a chemical environment that we need to practice and train to, so we do that here at home station, obviously so we can simulate certain things, and make sure that our troops are ready to go in case we need to go to a chemical environment."

Near 1,000 troops on base are participating in the simulation, 50 of them acting as a "white force", meaning they are acting like any enemy. 

They make inputs to the commanding control center, this runs the war.

"We basically get together and meet and have tasks that we hand out for everybody to coordinate efforts for each section."

Lieutenant Colonel Brian Frazier says the troops are learning a lot from the exercise, even from their mistakes.

"It's going as we projected.  We are running about half speed as what we need to eventually get to, and we're doing that on purpose so we can learn from our mistakes at a slower pace."

For many of the troops, this was their first chemical warfare simulation.

Lieutenant Colonel Frazier says the 122nd Fighter Wing will eventually be doing similar chemical simulations twice a year, and they'll be tested and graded again in the near future.
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