U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Curtis Campbell, the bird aircraft strike coordinator with the 35th Fighter Wing, poses for a photo at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 15, 2016. On days where birds pose a threat, the BASH team relies on their passive measures to keep the flight line bird-free and uses their active measures during isolated incidents posing a threat. Their passive measures consist of BASH cannons, anti-perching spikes, deceased bird decoys on airfield systems and routine grass cutting. These tools promote an unsafe environment for the birds, like a farmer’s scarecrow warding them away. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Deana Heitzman)
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