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Firefighters of the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron and their Reserve Citizen Airmen counterparts of the 307th CES practice dousing a simulated aircraft fire on Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 11, 2018. Joining them Col. Robert VanHoy, the 307th Bomb Wing commander, and Col. Chris Anderson, the 307th Bomb Wing vice commander. After practicing with the firefighters, VanHoy and Anderson praised their efforts and thanked them for the important role they play in the Air Force mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle/released)

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Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 307th Civil Engineer Squadron hone their skills on Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 11, 2018. The firefighters practice dousing a simulated aircraft fire in a realistic, but controlled environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle/released)

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Smoke and water vapor surround Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 307th Civil Engineer Squadron on Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, and April 11, 2018. They are taking part in a simulated aircraft fire. Such scenarios enable the Airmen to sharpen their skills in a realistic, but controlled environment. It also allows them to practice with their active duty counterparts at 2nd CES. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle/released)

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Firefighters from the 307th Civil Engineer Squadron battle a controlled flame on Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 11, 2018. Such simulations are part of the training regimen for the unit. In this scenario, the Reserve Citizen Airmen practice rescuing aircrew from a burning aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle/released)

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U.S. Air Force Col. Robert VanHoy, the 307th Bomb Wing commander, dons a breathing apparatus on Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 11, 2018. VanHoy is taking part in the simulated aircraft fire training hosted by the 307th Civil Engineer Squadron. Prior to the training, VanHoy received an orientation including safety training and equipment familiarization. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle/released)

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. --