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Exercise Operation Varsity 20-04 Day 3

An Airman throws a smoke grenade.

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Stephanie Coronado, 86th Airlift Wing Inspector General readiness planner, throws a smoke grenade during exercise Operation Varsity 20-04 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 21, 2020. The exercise, held from Oct. 13-23, used various scenarios to test the sustainability and readiness of base personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

A smoke grenade canister is set off.

A smoke grenade canister is set off during exercise Operation Varsity 20-04 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 21, 2020. Smoke can be seen from afar, allowing units to locate areas of simulated damage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

An Airman gives smoke grenades and ground burst materials to another Airman.

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Stephen Cotta, 86th Airlift Wing Inspector General readiness planner, gives smoke grenade canisters and ground burst materials to fellow IG readiness planner, Master Sgt. Stephanie Coronado, during exercise Operation Varsity 20-04 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 21, 2020. The materials are used to simulate real incidents during exercises and generate responses from units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

A used smoke grenade canister awaits retrieval.

A used smoke grenade canister awaits retrieval during exercise Operation Varsity 20-04 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 21, 2020. On average, smoke grenades take up to 15 minutes to cool down from launch. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

An Airman overwatches the East Gate.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tyler Barat-Arboine, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems apprentice, overwatches the East Gate during exercise Operation Varsity 20-04 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 21, 2020. Barat-Arboine is a member of the Selectively Trained and Ready (STAR) augmentees program, a group of members from other 86th Airlift Wing and tenant units trained to assist the 86th Security Forces Squadron in the event of emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

An Airman overwatches the East Gate.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tyler Barat-Arboine, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems apprentice, overwatches the East Gate during exercise Operation Varsity 20-04 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 21, 2020. Security Forces members are the first line of defense for an air base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

An Airman overwatches the East Gate.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Trenten Wilsbach, 86th Security Forces Squadron security forces member, overwatches the East Gate during exercise Operation Varsity 20-04 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 21, 2020. The exercise, held from Oct. 13-23, used various scenarios to test the sustainability and readiness of base personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany --

Operation Varsity 20-04, held from Oct. 13-23, used various scenarios to test the sustainability and readiness of base personnel.