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178th Wing annual training gives Airmen skills to succeed

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  • By Airman Rachel Simones
  • 178th Wing Public Affairs
178th Wing Airmen gained skills for success during annual training at Springfield Air National Guard Base in Ohio, Aug. 1-7.

During the unit training assembly, Aug. 1-2, Airmen trained for real-world combat scenarios by refreshing their self-aid buddy care knowledge and learning effective chemical biological radiological and nuclear defense skills by wearing mission oriented protective posture gear.

"It is always beneficial and effective to stay up to date on SABC and MOPP training," said Staff Sgt. Kelly Querry, an entitlements technician with the 178th Wing Staff. "You never know when you will need to use SABC on a fellow Airman."

In addition to training for real-world combat situations, Airmen learned about fraternization, appropriate and inappropriate relationships, suicide awareness, and the sexual assault prevention and response program.

Throughout the week of Aug. 3-7, Airmen attended a diversity of courses ranging from personal financial management to situational awareness.

The 178th Wing AT course catalog included various classes that allowed Airmen to learn about issues that are important to them.

A social media class, a CPR certification class, a weapons familiarization class, a human relations education class, and several other courses were offered to boost the 178th Airmen's professional military knowledge.

In addition to taking courses, Airmen bonded during a morale welfare and recreation events designed to encourage comradery and build teamwork.

The diverse training the 178th Wing Airmen received over the course of the AT days helped prepare them to fulfill the needs of today's Air Force.