PAR teams sweep Beverly Sunrise 17-07

PAR teams sweep Beverly Sunrise 17-07

Japan Air Self-Defense Force Lt. Col. Yusuke Shibata, left, the 3rd Air Wing Defense Section chief of defense operations division, and Yuuki Nara, right, a 35th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management liaison, observe M8 tape during exercise Beverly Sunrise 17-07, at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 20, 2017. After donning mission oriented protective posture gear, personnel performed a post- attack reconnaissance sweep, ensuring the area is clear for personnel to resume operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert)

PAR teams sweep Beverly Sunrise 17-07

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jason Rayner, a 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels control technician, uses an Airman’s manual to verify post-attack reconnaissance sweep procedures during exercise Beverly Sunrise 17-07, at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 20, 2017. BS 17-07 assessed Team Misawa’s readiness capabilities by requiring personnel to execute tasks under high-tempo operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert)

PAR teams sweep Beverly Sunrise 17-07

Japan Air Self-Defense Force Lt. Col. Yusuke Shibata, the 3rd Air Wing Defense Section chief of defense operations division, smiles during exercise Beverly Sunrise 17-07, at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 20, 2017. BS 17-07 showcased Team Misawa’s readiness skills by preparing to forward-deploy on short notice in order to provide unmatched capabilities in the Indo-Asia- Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert)

PAR teams sweep Beverly Sunrise 17-07

Japan Air Self-Defense Force Lt. Col. Yusuke Shibata, left, the 3rd Air Wing Defense Section chief of defense operations division, and Yuuki Nara, right, a 35th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management liaison, discuss the procedures of a post-attack reconnaissance sweep during exercise Beverly Sunrise 17-07, at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 20, 2017. PAR sweeps enable personnel to examine any damage caused by opposing forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert)

PAR teams sweep Beverly Sunrise 17-07

An unexploded ordnance sits on the ground as U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jason Rayner, a 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels control technician, cordons the area off during exercise Beverly Sunrise 17-07, at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 20, 2017. Cordons vary in size and prevent personnel from entering dangerous areas, safeguarding U.S. service members and assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert)

PAR teams sweep Beverly Sunrise 17-07

Japan Air Self-Defense Force Lt. Col. Yusuke Shibata, left, the 3rd Air Wing Defense Section chief of defense operations division, and Yuuki Nara, right, a 35th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management liaison, observe a stansion during exercise Beverly Sunrise 17-07, at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 20, 2017. Personnel use M8 tape on stansions to detect any chemical attacks, keeping Airmen safe and out of harm’s way. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert)

PAR teams sweep Beverly Sunrise 17-07

U.S. Air Force Airmen classify an unexploded ordnance during exercise Beverly Sunrise 17-07, at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 20, 2017. Airmen perform post-attack reconnaissance sweeps in order to assess any damage caused by opposing forces, allowing for leadership to better determine the best course of action to take when resuming normal operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert)

PAR teams sweep Beverly Sunrise 17-07

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jason Rayner, a 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels control technician, marks a stansion during exercise Beverly Sunrise 17-07, at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 20, 2017. Stansions are regularly checked, ensuring chemicals are not lingering in the air of the surrounding area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert)

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan --

Airmen with the 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron performed post-attack reconnaissance sweeps during phase II of Beverly Sunrise 17-07 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 20.

 

PAR sweeps assess any damage caused by opposing forces, allowing leadership to determine the best course of action to take when resuming normal operations.

 

“Once personnel deem an area safe, a post-attack reconnaissance team conducts sweeps,” explained Yuuki Nara, a 35th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management liaison.

 

“Airmen look for things such as unexploded ordnance or injured personnel who need help. PAR teams train to recognize abnormalities and then record, retreat, and finally, report findings to unit control centers.”

 

During the exercise, members of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force 3rd Air Wing had an opportunity to see a PAR team in action, providing them with knowledge on how the U.S. Air Force assesses a situation after a possible attack.

 

“Explaining and demonstrating our procedures, when UXO’s and biochemical warfare are a factor, are beneficial to JASDF members because it displays cooperation and readiness between the two nations,” said Nara. “The more we learn from each other the better we will be if anything were to take place.”

 

The exercise tested the 35th Fighter Wing’s capabilities to rapidly deploy and conduct wartime operations.