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Wyoming Air Guard Civil Engineers Hone Skills at Silver Flag

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Members the 153rd Civil Engineer Squadron, Wyoming Air National Guard, recently completed "Silver Flag" training at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida.

The seven day training involved personnel demonstrating skills such as building and maintaining bare-base operations at a forward-deployed location.

"Silver Flag provided a great opportunity to develop our wartime skills in a Joint Force Environment," said Lt. Col. Bret Trippel, 153 CES commander. "We partnered with over 240 active Air Force, Guard, and Marine Corp personnel. The training ensured that the 153 Civil Engineer Squadron's skills were honed and current."

Students honed a variety of combat and survival skills, such as repairing bomb-damaged runways, force bed down, advanced base recovery after attack, chemical warfare operations and personnel accountability. The end result is confirmation that a commander has a ready response force that can keep a base running in any environment.