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Exercise Operation Varsity 20-04 Day 4

An Airmen waits for further instruction.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Julie Yanagihara, 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron flight nurse, waits for further instruction during a mass casualty scenario during exercise Operation Varsity 20-04 Oct. 22, 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 Slater)

Airmen transport simulated victims to a C-130J Super Hercules.

Members of the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron transport simulated victims onto a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft during an exercise Operation Varsity 20-04 mass casualty scenario Oct. 22, 2020. Airmen tested their readiness skills and responded to a variety of exercise scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor Slater)

Airmen secure simulated victims to stretchers.

Members of the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron secure simulated victims onto cots during an exercise Operation Varsity 20-04 mass casualty scenario Oct. 22, 2020. Mass casualty exercises allow the 86th AES to train for real-world scenarios where Airmen may be tasked with emergency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor Slater)

An Airmen secures a cot to a C-130J Hercules.

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Thomas Ward, 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron superintendent, secures a cot to a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft during an Operation Varsity 20-04 mass casualty scenario Oct. 22, 2020. Materials must be safely secured on the aircraft to prevent them from being damaged during flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor Slater)

Simulated victims rest on cots.

Simulated victims rest on cots during an exercise Operation Varsity 20-04 mass casualty scenario Oct. 22, 2020. Mass casualty scenario training helps 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Airmen maintain readiness and prepare for real-world emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor Slater)

An Airman departs from a C-130J Hercules aircraft.

U.S. Air Force Col. Alison Forsythe, 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron commander, departs from a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft during exercise Operation Varsity 20-04 at Ramstein Air Base, Oct. 22, 2020. Airmen participated in a simulated contaminated aircraft scenario testing their readiness skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor Slater)

An Airmen waits for further instruction in a simulated decontamination line.

U.S. Air Force Col. Alison Forsythe, 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron commander, waits for further instruction in a simulated decontamination line during exercise Operation Varsity 20-04 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 22, 2020. “Contaminated” Airmen must go through a decontamination station to be released to their units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor Slater)

An Airmen briefs another Airmen on decontamination procedures.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Alicia Wallace, 86th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment apprentice, briefs Capt. Adam Olligschlager, 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron assistant director of operations, on simulated decontamination, during exercise Operation Varsity 20-04 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The decontamination process involves removing harmful chemicals from the Airman’s body or uniform. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor Slater)

An Airmen removes another Airmen's helmet.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Donjay Crockett, 86th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment apprentice, removes Staff Sgt. Daniel Thirsk’s, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, helmet, during a simulated decontamination line during exercise Operation Varsity 20-04 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 22, 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 Slater)

An Airmen simulates the decontamination of another Airmen.
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Alicia Wallace, 86th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment apprentice, simulates a decontamination of Col. Alison Forsythe, 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron commander, during exercise Operation Varsity 20-04 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Airmen are decontaminated with specialized mittens which can absorb harmful chemicals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor Slater)

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