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Kunsan personnel take part in crisis drills

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: December 17, 2008

Crisis-response skills were put to the test at Kunsan Air Base during training last week.

Airmen from the 8th Fighter Wing faced nine crisis situations, according to an Air Force news release.

A team from Global Security and Engineering Services — contracted by Headquarters Air Force Installation and Mission Support and the Air Force Surgeon General’s office — was at Kunsan from Dec. 8 to Dec. 11 to provide the training.

"We are moving toward a homeland security exercise evaluation program and new ways of looking at incident management," Capt. Jason Monaco, 8th Fighter Wing Plans and Programs, said in the release.

In one exercise, airmen responded to the report of an "unknown substance."

"We were taking various tests for radiation and chemical hazards and reading them back to our team leader who read them back to our base," Tech. Sgt. Paul Johnson said in the release. "It helps us out for a real world event."


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