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Tech. Sgt. David Vazquez Velez, 48th Fighter Wing Aircrew Flight Equipment, inspects mission-oriented protective posture gear during an Aircrew Contamination Control Area training exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 21, 2020. The training is conducted to ensure pilots and weapons systems officers can maintain mission readiness under any adverse conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Tech. Sgt. David Vazquez Velez, 48th Fighter Wing Aircrew Flight Equipment, inspects mission-oriented protective posture gear during an Aircrew Contamination Control Area training exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 21, 2020. The training is conducted to ensure pilots and weapons systems officers can maintain mission readiness under any adverse conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Aircrew assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing assist one another in donning mission-oriented protective posture gear during an Aircrew Contamination Control Area training exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 21, 2020. The training is conducted to ensure pilots and weapons systems officers can maintain mission readiness under any adverse conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Aircrew assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing assist one another in donning mission-oriented protective posture gear during an Aircrew Contamination Control Area training exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 21, 2020. The training is conducted to ensure pilots and weapons systems officers can maintain mission readiness under any adverse conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Capt. Erling German puts on flight gloves during an Aircrew Contamination Control Area training exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 21, 2020. The training is conducted to ensure aircrews can maintain mission readiness under any adverse conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Capt. Erling German puts on flight gloves during an Aircrew Contamination Control Area training exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 21, 2020. The training is conducted to ensure aircrews can maintain mission readiness under any adverse conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Tech. Sgt. David Vazquez Velez, 48th Fighter Wing Aircrew Flight Equipment, demonstrates the use of an over cape during an Aircrew Contamination Control Area training exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 21, 2020. The training is conducted to ensure pilots and weapons systems officers can maintain mission readiness under any adverse conditions.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Tech. Sgt. David Vazquez Velez, 48th Fighter Wing Aircrew Flight Equipment, demonstrates the use of an over cape during an Aircrew Contamination Control Area training exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 21, 2020. The training is conducted to ensure pilots and weapons systems officers can maintain mission readiness under any adverse conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Airman 1st Class Miranda White, 48th Fighter Wing Aircrew Flight Equipment, demonstrates decontamination procedures during an Aircrew Contamination Control Area training exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 21, 2020. The training is conducted to ensure pilots and weapons systems officers can maintain mission readiness under any adverse conditions.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Airman 1st Class Miranda White, 48th Fighter Wing Aircrew Flight Equipment, demonstrates decontamination procedures during an Aircrew Contamination Control Area training exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 21, 2020. The training is conducted to ensure pilots and weapons systems officers can maintain mission readiness under any adverse conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Capt. Erling German walks through decontamination procedures during an Aircrew Contamination Control Area training exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 21, 2020. The training is conducted to ensure aircrews can maintain mission readiness under any adverse conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Capt. Erling German walks through decontamination procedures during an Aircrew Contamination Control Area training exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 21, 2020. The training is conducted to ensure aircrews can maintain mission readiness under any adverse conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

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