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(PHOTOS) Operation Neverland: TF Black Cat and 39th ABW conduct joint training exercise

Medical group personnel provide medical care during a joint training exercise

Airmen assigned to the 39th Security Forces Squadron and 39th Medical Group prepare a simulated casualty for medical evacuation during a joint training event at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 22, 2021. During the training evolution, UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews assigned to the U.S. Army’s 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Task Force Black Cat) teamed with 39th Air Base Wing Airmen to strengthen interagency collaboration in a variety of mission-specific simulated combat scenarios. Explosive ordnance disposal, medical and military working dog experts capitalized on TF Black Cat’s air transportation capabilities as they conducted operations to detect explosive devices, react to enemy contact, prepare wounded personnel for evacuation and provide follow-on care at fortified medical facilities. The event culminated TF Black Cat’s nine-month deployment to Incirlik AB and demonstrated the working relationships built between Army and Air Force agencies during that time. Over the last nine months, TF Black Cat has conducted numerous individual training events with the 39th MDG, the 39th SFS military working dog flight and the 39th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight. Due to the Incirlik AB’s strategic location, the 39th ABW collaborates with mission partners like Task Force Black Cat to ensure the wing is always ready to respond to a wide variety of contingency requirements in defense of NATO’s southern flank. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Derek Seifert)

Security Forces Airmen providing medical care to a simulated casualty during a joint training exercise

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Troy Shakespeare, a defender assigned to the 39th Security Forces Squadron provides medical aid to U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Anthony Morfin, a defender assigned the 39th SFS during a joint training event at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 22, 2021. During the training evolution, UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews assigned to the U.S. Army’s 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Task Force Black Cat) teamed with 39th Air Base Wing Airmen to strengthen interagency collaboration in a variety of mission-specific simulated combat scenarios. Explosive ordnance disposal, medical and military working dog experts capitalized on TF Black Cat’s air transportation capabilities as they conducted operations to detect explosive devices, react to enemy contact, prepare wounded personnel for evacuation and provide follow-on care at fortified medical facilities. The event culminated TF Black Cat’s nine-month deployment to Incirlik AB and demonstrated the working relationships built between Army and Air Force agencies during that time. Over the last nine months, TF Black Cat has conducted numerous individual training events with the 39th Medical Group, the 39th Security Forces Squadron military working dog flight and the 39th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight. Due to the Incirlik AB’s strategic location, the 39th ABW collaborates with mission partners like Task Force Black Cat to ensure the wing is always ready to respond to a wide variety of contingency requirements in defense of NATO’s southern flank. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandt Self)

A military working dog handler and his dog practice waits for a joint training exercise to start

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Anthony Stuart, a military working dog handler assigned to the 39th Security Forces Squadron, waits with his K-9 partner, Nico, prior to a joint training event at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 22, 2021. During the training evolution, UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews assigned to the U.S. Army’s 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Task Force Black Cat) teamed with 39th Air Base Wing Airmen to strengthen interagency collaboration in a variety of mission-specific simulated combat scenarios. Explosive ordnance disposal, medical and military working dog experts capitalized on TF Black Cat’s air transportation capabilities as they conducted operations to detect explosive devices, react to enemy contact, prepare wounded personnel for evacuation and provide follow-on care at fortified medical facilities. The event culminated TF Black Cat’s nine-month deployment to Incirlik AB and demonstrated the working relationships built between Army and Air Force agencies during that time. Over the last nine months, TF Black Cat has conducted numerous individual training events with the 39th Medical Group, the 39th Security Forces Squadron military working dog flight and the 39th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight. Due to the Incirlik AB’s strategic location, the 39th ABW collaborates with mission partners like Task Force Black Cat to ensure the wing is always ready to respond to a wide variety of contingency requirements in defense of NATO’s southern flank. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandt Self)

An EOD team member scans a field for a possible UXO during a joint training exercise

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman ¬¬¬¬Matthew Wolfe, an explosive ordnance disposal team member assigned to the 39th Civil Engineer Squadron EOD flight, scans for an explosive device during a joint training event at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 22, 2021. During the training evolution, UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews assigned to the U.S. Army’s 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Task Force Black Cat) teamed with 39th Air Base Wing Airmen to strengthen interagency collaboration in a variety of mission-specific simulated combat scenarios. Explosive ordnance disposal, medical and military working dog experts capitalized on TF Black Cat’s air transportation capabilities as they conducted operations to detect explosive devices, react to enemy contact, prepare wounded personnel for evacuation and provide follow-on care at fortified medical facilities. The event culminated TF Black Cat’s nine-month deployment to Incirlik AB and demonstrated the working relationships built between Army and Air Force agencies during that time. Over the last nine months, TF Black Cat has conducted numerous individual training events with the 39th Medical Group, the 39th Security Forces Squadron military working dog flight and the 39th CES explosive ordnance disposal flight. Due to the Incirlik AB’s strategic location, the 39th ABW collaborates with mission partners like Task Force Black Cat to ensure the wing is always ready to respond to a wide variety of contingency requirements in defense of NATO’s southern flank. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Derek Seifert)

A security forces member watches two UH-60 helicopters land during a joint training exercise

An Airman assigned to the 39th Security Forces Squadron watches two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters prepare to land during a joint training event at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 22, 2021. During the training evolution, UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews assigned to the U.S. Army’s 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Task Force Black Cat) teamed with 39th Air Base Wing Airmen to strengthen interagency collaboration in a variety of mission-specific simulated combat scenarios. Explosive ordnance disposal, medical and military working dog experts capitalized on TF Black Cat’s air transportation capabilities as they conducted operations to detect explosive devices, react to enemy contact, prepare wounded personnel for evacuation and provide follow-on care at fortified medical facilities. The event culminated TF Black Cat’s nine-month deployment to Incirlik AB and demonstrated the working relationships built between Army and Air Force agencies during that time. Over the last nine months, TF Black Cat has conducted numerous individual training events with the 39th Medical Group, the 39th SFS military working dog flight and the 39th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight. Due to the Incirlik AB’s strategic location, the 39th ABW collaborates with mission partners like Task Force Black Cat to ensure the wing is always ready to respond to a wide variety of contingency requirements in defense of NATO’s southern flank. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Derek Seifert)

A security forces member provides security during a joint training exercise

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan White, a military working dog handler assigned to the 39th Security Forces Squadron, provides security during a joint training event at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 22, 2021. During the training evolution, UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews assigned to the U.S. Army’s 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Task Force Black Cat) teamed with 39th Air Base Wing Airmen to strengthen interagency collaboration in a variety of mission-specific simulated combat scenarios. Explosive ordnance disposal, medical and military working dog experts capitalized on TF Black Cat’s air transportation capabilities as they conducted operations to detect explosive devices, react to enemy contact, prepare wounded personnel for evacuation and provide follow-on care at fortified medical facilities. The event culminated TF Black Cat’s nine-month deployment to Incirlik AB and demonstrated the working relationships built between Army and Air Force agencies during that time. Over the last nine months, TF Black Cat has conducted numerous individual training events with the 39th Medical Group, the 39th SFS military working dog flight and the 39th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight. Due to the Incirlik AB’s strategic location, the 39th ABW collaborates with mission partners like Task Force Black Cat to ensure the wing is always ready to respond to a wide variety of contingency requirements in defense of NATO’s southern flank. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Derek Seifert)

A security forces team performs a patrol during a joint training exercise

Airmen assigned to the 39th Security Forces Squadron patrol Landing Zone Eagle during a joint training event at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 22, 2021. During the training evolution, UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews assigned to the U.S. Army’s 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Task Force Black Cat) teamed with 39th Air Base Wing Airmen to strengthen interagency collaboration in a variety of mission-specific simulated combat scenarios. Explosive ordnance disposal, medical and military working dog experts capitalized on TF Black Cat’s air transportation capabilities as they conducted operations to detect explosive devices, react to enemy contact, prepare wounded personnel for evacuation and provide follow-on care at fortified medical facilities. The event culminated TF Black Cat’s nine-month deployment to Incirlik AB and demonstrated the working relationships built between Army and Air Force agencies during that time. Over the last nine months, TF Black Cat has conducted numerous individual training events with the 39th Medical Group, the 39th Security Forces Squadron military working dog flight and the 39th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight. Due to the Incirlik AB’s strategic location, the 39th ABW collaborates with mission partners like Task Force Black Cat to ensure the wing is always ready to respond to a wide variety of contingency requirements in defense of NATO’s southern flank. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Derek Seifert)

A security forces member provides security during a joint training exercise

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jonathan Hamilton, a military working dog handler assigned to the 39th Security Forces Squadron, provides security during a joint training event at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 22, 2021. During the training evolution, UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews assigned to the U.S. Army’s 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Task Force Black Cat) teamed with 39th Air Base Wing Airmen to strengthen interagency collaboration in a variety of mission-specific simulated combat scenarios. Explosive ordnance disposal, medical and military working dog experts capitalized on TF Black Cat’s air transportation capabilities as they conducted operations to detect explosive devices, react to enemy contact, prepare wounded personnel for evacuation and provide follow-on care at fortified medical facilities. The event culminated TF Black Cat’s nine-month deployment to Incirlik AB and demonstrated the working relationships built between Army and Air Force agencies during that time. Over the last nine months, TF Black Cat has conducted numerous individual training events with the 39th Medical Group, the 39th SFS military working dog flight and the 39th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight. Due to the Incirlik AB’s strategic location, the 39th ABW collaborates with mission partners like Task Force Black Cat to ensure the wing is always ready to respond to a wide variety of contingency requirements in defense of NATO’s southern flank. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Derek Seifert)

A security forces team exits a UH-60 helicopter during a joint training exercise

Airmen assigned to the 39th Security Forces Squadron exit a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter and set security during a joint training event at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 22, 2021. During the training evolution, UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews assigned to the U.S. Army’s 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Task Force Black Cat) teamed with 39th Air Base Wing Airmen to strengthen interagency collaboration in a variety of mission-specific simulated combat scenarios. Explosive ordnance disposal, medical and military working dog experts capitalized on TF Black Cat’s air transportation capabilities as they conducted operations to detect explosive devices, react to enemy contact, prepare wounded personnel for evacuation and provide follow-on care at fortified medical facilities. The event culminated TF Black Cat’s nine-month deployment to Incirlik AB and demonstrated the working relationships built between Army and Air Force agencies during that time. Over the last nine months, TF Black Cat has conducted numerous individual training events with the 39th Medical Group, the 39th SFS military working dog flight and the 39th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight. Due to the Incirlik AB’s strategic location, the 39th ABW collaborates with mission partners like Task Force Black Cat to ensure the wing is always ready to respond to a wide variety of contingency requirements in defense of NATO’s southern flank. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Derek Seifert)

A UH-60 helicopter door gunner looks out of the aircraft during flight
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U.S. Army Cpl. Odion Redwood, a door gunner assigned to the assigned to the U.S. Army’s 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Task Force Black Cat), looks out of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a joint training event at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 22, 2021. During the training evolution, UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews assigned to the TF Black Cat teamed with 39th Air Base Wing Airmen to strengthen interagency collaboration in a variety of mission-specific simulated combat scenarios. Explosive ordnance disposal, medical and military working dog experts capitalized on TF Black Cat’s air transportation capabilities as they conducted operations to detect explosive devices, react to enemy contact, prepare wounded personnel for evacuation and provide follow-on care at fortified medical facilities. The event culminated TF Black Cat’s nine-month deployment to Incirlik AB and demonstrated the working relationships built between Army and Air Force agencies during that time. Over the last nine months, TF Black Cat has conducted numerous individual training events with the 39th Medical Group, the 39th Security Forces Squadron military working dog flight and the 39th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight. Due to the Incirlik AB’s strategic location, the 39th ABW collaborates with mission partners like Task Force Black Cat to ensure the wing is always ready to respond to a wide variety of contingency requirements in defense of NATO’s southern flank. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Derek Seifert)

A UH-60 helicopter flies during a joint training exercise
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A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter assigned to the U.S. Army’s 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Task Force Black Cat) flies during a joint training event at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 22, 2021. During the training evolution, UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews assigned to the TF Black Cat teamed with 39th Air Base Wing Airmen to strengthen interagency collaboration in a variety of mission-specific simulated combat scenarios. Explosive ordnance disposal, medical and military working dog experts capitalized on TF Black Cat’s air transportation capabilities as they conducted operations to detect explosive devices, react to enemy contact, prepare wounded personnel for evacuation and provide follow-on care at fortified medical facilities. The event culminated TF Black Cat’s nine-month deployment to Incirlik AB and demonstrated the working relationships built between Army and Air Force agencies during that time. Over the last nine months, TF Black Cat has conducted numerous individual training events with the 39th Medical Group, the 39th Security Forces Squadron military working dog flight and the 39th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight. Due to the Incirlik AB’s strategic location, the 39th ABW collaborates with mission partners like Task Force Black Cat to ensure the wing is always ready to respond to a wide variety of contingency requirements in defense of NATO’s southern flank. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Derek Seifert)

Security forces members talk on the flight line before boarding a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a joint training exercise
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Airmen assigned to the 39th Security Forces Squadron talk on the flight line before boarding a UH-60 Black Hawk during a joint training event at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 22, 2021. During the training evolution, Black Hawk helicopter crews assigned to the U.S. Army’s 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Task Force Black Cat) teamed with 39th Air Base Wing Airmen to strengthen interagency collaboration in a variety of mission-specific simulated combat scenarios. Explosive ordnance disposal, medical and military working dog experts capitalized on TF Black Cat’s air transportation capabilities as they conducted operations to detect explosive devices, react to enemy contact, prepare wounded personnel for evacuation and provide follow-on care at fortified medical facilities. The event culminated TF Black Cat’s nine-month deployment to Incirlik AB and demonstrated the working relationships built between Army and Air Force agencies during that time. Over the last nine months, TF Black Cat has conducted numerous individual training events with the 39th Medical Group, the 39th SFS military working dog flight and the 39th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight. Due to the Incirlik AB’s strategic location, the 39th ABW collaborates with mission partners like Task Force Black Cat to ensure the wing is always ready to respond to a wide variety of contingency requirements in defense of NATO’s southern flank. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Derek Seifert)

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During the training evolution, UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews assigned to the Task Force Black Cat teamed with 39th Air Base Wing Airmen to strengthen interagency collaboration in a variety of mission-specific simulated combat scenarios. Explosive ordnance disposal, medical and military working dog experts capitalized on TF Black Cat’s air transportation capabilities as they conducted operations to detect explosive devices, react to enemy contact, prepare wounded personnel for evacuation and provide follow-on care at fortified medical facilities. The event culminated TF Black Cat’s nine-month deployment to Incirlik AB and demonstrated the working relationships built between Army and Air Force agencies during that time. Over the last nine months, TF Black Cat has conducted numerous individual training events with the 39th Medical Group, the 39th Security Forces Squadron military working dog flight and the 39th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight. Due to the Incirlik AB’s strategic location, the 39th ABW collaborates with mission partners like Task Force Black Cat to ensure the wing is always ready to respond to a wide variety of contingency requirements in defense of NATO’s southern flank.