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Engineering assistants from the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron out of Joint Base Charleston, S.C. and the 20th CES out of Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., discuss their mission plan during an aircraft crash analysis exercise June 5, 2019, at North Auxiliary Airfield, S.C. The exercise allowed Airmen to enhance their readiness and job knowledge by simulating an on-scene aircraft crash with real world requirements and standards. Air Force engineering assistants have the role of plotting out the positions of all debris pieces using global positioning devices during crash analysis operations. Engineering assistants specialize in planning and managing construction projects for military installations and ensuring that facilities and structures are able to operate at full capacity.

Engineering assistants from the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron out of Joint Base Charleston, S.C. and the 20th CES out of Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., discuss their mission plan during an aircraft crash analysis exercise June 5, 2019, at North Auxiliary Airfield, S.C. The exercise allowed Airmen to enhance their readiness and job knowledge by simulating an on-scene aircraft crash with real world requirements and standards. Air Force engineering assistants have the role of plotting out the positions of all debris pieces using global positioning devices during crash analysis operations. Engineering assistants specialize in planning and managing construction projects for military installations and ensuring that facilities and structures are able to operate at full capacity.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kennith Hopkins, an engineering assistant from the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., sets up a tripod during an aircraft crash analysis exercise June 5, 2019, at North Auxiliary Airfield, S.C. Joint Base Charleston engineering assistants were joined by their counterparts from Shaw Air Force Base to help younger Airmen learn what it’s like to coordinate with other bases during a real world crisis scenario. Air Force engineering assistants have the role of plotting out the positions of all debris pieces using global positioning devices during crash analysis operations. Engineering assistants specialize in planning and managing construction projects for military installations and ensuring that facilities and structures are able to operate at full capacity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody R. Miller)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kennith Hopkins, an engineering assistant from the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., sets up a tripod during an aircraft crash analysis exercise June 5, 2019, at North Auxiliary Airfield, S.C. Joint Base Charleston engineering assistants were joined by their counterparts from Shaw Air Force Base to help younger Airmen learn what it’s like to coordinate with other bases during a real world crisis scenario. Air Force engineering assistants have the role of plotting out the positions of all debris pieces using global positioning devices during crash analysis operations. Engineering assistants specialize in planning and managing construction projects for military installations and ensuring that facilities and structures are able to operate at full capacity.

Airman 1st Class Weston Foust, an engineering assistant from the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., hammers a nail into a stake while setting up global positioning receiver, June 5, 2019 at North Auxiliary Airfield, S.C. during an aircraft crash analysis exercise. Joint Base Charleston engineering assistants were joined by their counterparts from Shaw Air Force Base to help younger Airmen learn what it’s like to coordinate with other bases during a real world crisis scenario. Air Force engineering assistants have the role of plotting out the positions of all debris pieces using global positioning devices during crash analysis operations. Engineering assistants specialize in planning and managing construction projects for bases and ensuring that facilities and structures are able to operate at full capacity.

Airman 1st Class Weston Foust, an engineering assistant from the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., hammers a nail into a stake while setting up global positioning receiver, June 5, 2019 at North Auxiliary Airfield, S.C. during an aircraft crash analysis exercise. Joint Base Charleston engineering assistants were joined by their counterparts from Shaw Air Force Base to help younger Airmen learn what it’s like to coordinate with other bases during a real world crisis scenario. Air Force engineering assistants have the role of plotting out the positions of all debris pieces using global positioning devices during crash analysis operations. Engineering assistants specialize in planning and managing construction projects for bases and ensuring that facilities and structures are able to operate at full capacity.

Airman 1st Class Weston Foust, an engineering assistant from the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., ensures a tripod is level while setting up global positioning receivers, June 5, 2019 at North Auxiliary Airfield, S.C. during an aircraft crash analysis exercise. Joint Base Charleston engineering assistants were joined by their counterparts from Shaw Air Force Base to help younger Airmen learn what it’s like to coordinate with other bases during a real world crisis scenario. Engineering assistants specialize in planning and managing construction projects for military installations and ensuring that facilities and structures are able to operate at full capacity.

Airman 1st Class Weston Foust, an engineering assistant from the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., ensures a tripod is level while setting up global positioning receivers, June 5, 2019 at North Auxiliary Airfield, S.C. during an aircraft crash analysis exercise. Joint Base Charleston engineering assistants were joined by their counterparts from Shaw Air Force Base to help younger Airmen learn what it’s like to coordinate with other bases during a real world crisis scenario. Engineering assistants specialize in planning and managing construction projects for military installations and ensuring that facilities and structures are able to operate at full capacity.

Airmen 1st Class Weston Foust and Krystal Figueroa, engineering assistants from the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., set up a global positioning device, June 5, 2019 at North Auxiliary Airfield, S.C., during an aircraft crash analysis exercise. The exercise allowed for Airmen to enhance their readiness and job knowledge by simulating an on-scene aircraft crash with real world requirements and standards. Air Force engineering assistants have the role of plotting out the positions of all debris pieces using global positioning devices during crash analysis operations. Engineering assistants specialize in planning and managing construction projects for military bases and ensuring that facilities and structures are able to operate at full capacity.

Airmen 1st Class Weston Foust and Krystal Figueroa, engineering assistants from the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., set up a global positioning device, June 5, 2019 at North Auxiliary Airfield, S.C., during an aircraft crash analysis exercise. The exercise allowed for Airmen to enhance their readiness and job knowledge by simulating an on-scene aircraft crash with real world requirements and standards. Air Force engineering assistants have the role of plotting out the positions of all debris pieces using global positioning devices during crash analysis operations. Engineering assistants specialize in planning and managing construction projects for military bases and ensuring that facilities and structures are able to operate at full capacity.

Airman 1st Class Jake Roxas, an engineering assistant assigned to the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron, sets up a global positioning device during a crash assessment exercise June 5, 2019 at North Auxiliary Airfield, S.C. The exercise provided participants the opportunity to practice on-seen protocols and to coordinate with other Airmen from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. to completely map out debris in a simulated aircraft mishap. Air Force engineering assistants have the role of plotting out the positions of all debris pieces using global positioning devices during crash analysis operations. Engineering assistants specialize in planning and managing construction projects for military installations and ensuring that facilities and structures are able to operate at full capacity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody R. Miller)

Airman 1st Class Jake Roxas, an engineering assistant assigned to the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron, sets up a global positioning device during a crash assessment exercise June 5, 2019 at North Auxiliary Airfield, S.C. The exercise provided participants the opportunity to practice on-seen protocols and to coordinate with other Airmen from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. to completely map out debris in a simulated aircraft mishap. Air Force engineering assistants have the role of plotting out the positions of all debris pieces using global positioning devices during crash analysis operations. Engineering assistants specialize in planning and managing construction projects for military installations and ensuring that facilities and structures are able to operate at full capacity.

Airman 1st Class Jake Roxas, an engineering assistant assigned to the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron, S.C., calibrates a Trimble R8 global positioning receiver using a handheld unit, June 5, 2019 at North Auxiliary Airfield, S.C., during an aircraft crash assessment exercise. Airmen used specialized receivers that help them track the position of potential debris. Engineering assistants specialize in planning and managing construction projects for military installations and ensuring that facilities and structures are able to operate at full capacity.

Airman 1st Class Jake Roxas, an engineering assistant assigned to the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron, S.C., calibrates a Trimble R8 global positioning receiver using a handheld unit, June 5, 2019 at North Auxiliary Airfield, S.C., during an aircraft crash assessment exercise. Airmen used specialized receivers that help them track the position of potential debris. Engineering assistants specialize in planning and managing construction projects for military installations and ensuring that facilities and structures are able to operate at full capacity.

Airmen 1st Class Miguel Alano (right), Dave Ho (center) and Jake Roxas (left), engineering assistants with the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron, discuss the positions of simulated aircraft debris during a crash analysis exercise, June 5, 2019, at North Auxiliary Airfield, S.C. The exercise tested the readiness and critical thinking of Airmen that may have not experienced crisis situations before, while still maintaining a safe learning environment. Engineering assistants specialize in planning and managing construction projects for military bases and ensuring that facilities and structures are able to operate at full capacity.

Airmen 1st Class Miguel Alano (right), Dave Ho (center) and Jake Roxas (left), engineering assistants with the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron, discuss the positions of simulated aircraft debris during a crash analysis exercise, June 5, 2019, at North Auxiliary Airfield, S.C. The exercise tested the readiness and critical thinking of Airmen that may have not experienced crisis situations before, while still maintaining a safe learning environment. Engineering assistants specialize in planning and managing construction projects for military bases and ensuring that facilities and structures are able to operate at full capacity.

Airman 1st Class Jake Roxas, an engineering assistant assigned to the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron, uses a Trimble R8 Rover to plot the position of simulated aircraft wreckage, June 5, 2019 at North Auxiliary Airfield, S.C., during a crash assessment exercise. The exercise provided Airmen with the opportunity to practice on-seen protocols and to coordinate with other Airmen from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., to completely map out debris in a simulated aircraft mishap. Air Force engineering assistants have the role of plotting out the positions of all debris pieces using global positioning devices during crash analysis operations. Engineering assistants specialize in planning and managing construction projects for bases and ensuring that facilities and structures are able to operate at full capacity.

Airman 1st Class Jake Roxas, an engineering assistant assigned to the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron, uses a Trimble R8 Rover to plot the position of simulated aircraft wreckage, June 5, 2019 at North Auxiliary Airfield, S.C., during a crash assessment exercise. The exercise provided Airmen with the opportunity to practice on-seen protocols and to coordinate with other Airmen from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., to completely map out debris in a simulated aircraft mishap. Air Force engineering assistants have the role of plotting out the positions of all debris pieces using global positioning devices during crash analysis operations. Engineering assistants specialize in planning and managing construction projects for bases and ensuring that facilities and structures are able to operate at full capacity.

Airmen 1st Class Miguel Alano (left) and Jake Roxas (right), engineering assistants assigned to the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron, walk the field to determine the position of simulated aircraft wreckage, June 5, 2019 at North Auxiliary Airfield, S.C., during a crash assessment exercise. The exercise provided Airmen with the opportunity to practice on-seen protocols and to coordinate with other Airmen from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., to completely map out debris in a simulated aircraft mishap. Air Force engineering assistants have the role of plotting out the positions of all debris pieces using global positioning devices during crash analysis operations. Engineering assistants specialize in planning and managing construction projects for bases and ensuring that facilities and structures are able to operate at full capacity.
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Airmen 1st Class Miguel Alano (left) and Jake Roxas (right), engineering assistants assigned to the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron, walk the field to determine the position of simulated aircraft wreckage, June 5, 2019 at North Auxiliary Airfield, S.C., during a crash assessment exercise. The exercise provided Airmen with the opportunity to practice on-seen protocols and to coordinate with other Airmen from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., to completely map out debris in a simulated aircraft mishap. Air Force engineering assistants have the role of plotting out the positions of all debris pieces using global positioning devices during crash analysis operations. Engineering assistants specialize in planning and managing construction projects for bases and ensuring that facilities and structures are able to operate at full capacity.

Airman 1st Class Miguel Alano, an engineering assistant from the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron, S.C., loads equipment into a truck after an aircraft crash analysis exercise June 5, 2019, at North Auxiliary Airfield, S.C. The exercise featured a simulated aircraft crash and required engineering assistants to plot the positions of simulated debris. Joint Base Charleston engineering assistants were joined by their counterparts from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., to help younger Airmen learn what it’s like to coordinate with other bases during a real world crisis scenario. Air Force engineering assistants have the role of plotting out the positions of all debris pieces using global positioning devices during crash analysis operations. Engineering assistants specialize in planning and managing construction projects for military installations and ensuring that facilities and structures are able to operate at full capacity.
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Airman 1st Class Miguel Alano, an engineering assistant from the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron, S.C., loads equipment into a truck after an aircraft crash analysis exercise June 5, 2019, at North Auxiliary Airfield, S.C. The exercise featured a simulated aircraft crash and required engineering assistants to plot the positions of simulated debris. Joint Base Charleston engineering assistants were joined by their counterparts from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., to help younger Airmen learn what it’s like to coordinate with other bases during a real world crisis scenario. Air Force engineering assistants have the role of plotting out the positions of all debris pieces using global positioning devices during crash analysis operations. Engineering assistants specialize in planning and managing construction projects for military installations and ensuring that facilities and structures are able to operate at full capacity.

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Engineering assistants from the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron out of Joint Base Charleston, S.C. and the 20th CES out of Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., took part in an aircraft crash analysis exercise June 5, 2019, at North Auxiliary Airfield, S.C.

The exercise allowed Airmen to enhance their readiness and job knowledge by simulating an on-scene aircraft crash with real world requirements and standards. Participating Airmen also gained experience in interoperability through coordinating with an outside base to complete a shared goal. Both Joint Base Charleston and Shaw AFB Airmen brought their own equipment and utilized them in tandem to complete their assignment.

Air Force engineering assistants had the task of plotting out the positions of all debris pieces using global positioning devices. Engineering assistants specialize in planning and managing construction projects for military installations and ensuring that facilities and structures are able to operate at full capacity. They were also tested on their reactions to real-world problems that could arise during a crash such as equipment failure, austere environments and short notice mission tasks.