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Patriot Warrior 2019: Citizen Airmen hone their skills at Air Force Reserve Command’s premier exercise

A firefighter prepares to enter a fire simulation building during Patriot Warrior 2019

A firefighter prepares to enter a fire simulation building during Patriot Warrior 2019 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Aug. 8, 2019. (Tech. Sgt. Richard Mekkri)

Firefighters from across Air Force Reserve Command don various levels of mission oriented protective posture gear.

Firefighters from across Air Force Reserve Command don various levels of mission oriented protective posture gear and practice responding to live-fire emergency situations in a simulated toxic environment during Patriot Warrior 2019 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia. (Tech. Sgt. Thomas Grimes)

Senior Airman Emma Grove, left, and Senior Airman Soloman Ivy put on Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear

Senior Airman Emma Grove, left, and Senior Airman Soloman Ivy put on Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear during Patriot Warrior 2019 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia. (Tech. Sgt. Richard Mekkri)

Reserve Citizen Airmen prepare to purify water during Patriot Warrior 2019 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia.

Reserve Citizen Airmen prepare to purify water during Patriot Warrior 2019 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia. (Tech. Sgt. Richard Mekkri)

Staff Sgt. Bonita Son, a Reserve Citizen Airman aerial evacuation medical technician, performs tie down operations

Staff Sgt. Bonita Son, a Reserve Citizen Airman aerial evacuation medical technician, performs tie down operations during the 2019 Patriot Warrior exercise at the Sparta-Fort McCoy Airport at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. (Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

Reservists participating in the 2019 Patriot Warrior exercise conduct a training scenario

Reservists participating in the 2019 Patriot Warrior exercise conduct a training scenario that includes a C-17 Globemaster III at the Sparta-Fort McCoy Airport at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. (Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

A training fuselage is engulfed in flames during Patriot Warrior 2019 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia.

A training fuselage is engulfed in flames during Patriot Warrior 2019 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia. (Tech. Sgt. Richard Mekkri)

Staff Sergeant Gerardo Rosario, 442nd Civil Engineer Squadron, unspools cable from Staff Sgt. Shane Caballero

Staff Sergeant Gerardo Rosario, 442nd Civil Engineer Squadron, unspools cable from Staff Sgt. Shane Caballero, 443rd Civil Engineer Squadron, during Patriot Warrior 2019 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia. (Tech. Sgt. Richard Mekkri)

More than 600 Reserve Citizen Airmen from 42 installations descended upon three different military installations at Patriot Warrior 2019 this summer.

Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, served as the primary exercise site, while Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, and Minneapolis-Saint Paul Air Reserve Station, Minnesota, act as support locations. 

The exercise is Air Force Reserve Command’s premier exercise. It affords Reserve Citizen Airmen the opportunity to train with both joint and international military partners in airlift, aeromedical evacuation, and mobility support.

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