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128th Air Refueling Wing Conducts Readiness Exercise

Monitoring officials from the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Milwaukee, activate a canister of colored smoke, which indicates a simulated attack upon the military installation, during an Ability to Survive and Operate exercise at Gen. Mitchell International Airport on Saturday, May 14, 2011. The ATSO exercise tested the readiness and preparedness of Airmen to survive and operate during chemical, nuclear, and biological attacks.

Monitoring officials from the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Milwaukee, activate a canister of colored smoke, which indicates a simulated attack upon the military installation, during an Ability to Survive and Operate exercise at Gen. Mitchell International Airport on Saturday, May 14, 2011. The ATSO exercise tested the readiness and preparedness of Airmen to survive and operate during chemical, nuclear, and biological attacks. Furthermore, the exercise reflected the potential threats Airmen could encounter while deployed overseas.

An Airman assigned to the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Milwaukee, navigates through the obscuring smoke of a simulated chemical attack during an Ability to Survive and Operate exercise at Gen. Mitchell International Airport on Saturday, May 14, 2011. The ATSO exercise tested the readiness and preparedness of Airmen to survive and operate during chemical, nuclear, and biological attacks.

An Airman assigned to the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Milwaukee, navigates through the obscuring smoke of a simulated chemical attack during an Ability to Survive and Operate exercise at Gen. Mitchell International Airport on Saturday, May 14, 2011. The ATSO exercise tested the readiness and preparedness of Airmen to survive and operate during chemical, nuclear, and biological attacks.

An Airmen assigned to the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Milwaukee, monitors chemical-detection paper during a mock-attack during an Ability to Survive and Operate exercise at Gen. Mitchell International Airport on Saturday, May 14, 2011. The ATSO exercise tested the readiness and preparedness of Airmen to survive and operate during chemical, nuclear, and biological attacks. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Thomas J Sobczyk  / Released

An Airmen assigned to the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Milwaukee, monitors chemical-detection paper after a mock-attack during an Ability to Survive and Operate exercise at Gen. Mitchell International Airport on Saturday, May 14, 2011. The ATSO exercise tested the readiness and preparedness of Airmen to survive and operate during chemical, nuclear, and biological attacks.

Airmen from the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Milwaukee, discuss their decisions and actions with monitoring officials during an Ability to Survive and Operate exercise at Gen. Mitchell International Airport on Saturday, May 14, 2011. The ATSO exercise tested the readiness and preparedness of Airmen to survive and operate during chemical, nuclear, and biological attacks. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Thomas J Sobczyk  / Released

Airmen from the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Milwaukee, discuss their decisions and actions with monitoring officials during an Ability to Survive and Operate exercise at Gen. Mitchell International Airport on Saturday, May 14, 2011. The ATSO exercise tested the readiness and preparedness of Airmen to survive and operate during chemical, nuclear, and biological attacks. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Thomas J Sobczyk / Released