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Kadena Major Accident Response Exercise

Kadena Major Accident Response Exercise

The 18th Civil Engineering Squadron simulates extinguishing a 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle fire during a Major Accident Response Exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. The MARE tests the response times and processes of various units on Kadena, familiarizing the units with emergency procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cesar J. Navarro)

Kadena Major Accident Response Exercise

U.S. Airmen from the 18th Civil Engineering Squadron put out a simulated fire from a simulated U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle crash during a Major Accident Response Exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. The MARE is conducted to test the readiness and response capabilities of the 18th Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cesar J. Navarro)

Kadena Major Accident Response Exercise

U.S. Air Force firefighters with the 18th Civil Engineering Squadron prepare to extinguish a simulated fire from the simulated crash of a U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle during a Major Accident Response Exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. The first response step taken during a MARE is securing the area and dealing with imminent dangers, such as fires. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cesar J. Navarro)

Kadena Major Accident Response Exercise

U.S. Air Force firefighters with the 18th Civil Engineering Squadron recover a mannequin from the simulated crash site of an U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle during a Major Accident Response Exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. After the area surrounding the site of an accident is secure, first responders can start recovering victims and provide care for them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cesar J. Navarro)

Kadena MARE Exercise

U.S. Airmen from the 18th Security Forces Squadron communicate via radio with other first responders during a Major Accident Response Exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Security forces members ensure an accident site is secure and limit access to the area, mitigating danger to the community and enabling an efficient emergency response. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cesar J. Navarro)

Kadena Major Accident Response Exercise

U.S. Air Force firefighters with the 18th Civil Engineering Squadron secure the area of a simulated crash site during a Major Accident Response Exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. In the event of a major accident, firefighters will secure the area, rescue victims from the site and provide first aid until medical personnel arrive. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cesar J. Navarro)

Kadena Major Accident Response Exercise

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 18th Medical Group assess simulated crash victims during a Major Accident Response Exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Medical personnel are responsible for assessing injuries and demonstrating the proper care required for crash victims. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cesar J. Navarro)

Kadena Major Accident Response Exercise

U.S. Air Force first responder vehicles are spread out during a Major Accident Response Exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. During a MARE, first responders are unaware of the location or nature of any upcoming simulated accidents, and therefore have to prepare for any and all situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cesar J. Navarro)

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