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Christopher Oliver and David Cleland, 81st Infrastructure Division firefighters, prepare to make the initial entry into the Live Oak Dining Facility during the Anti-Terrorism, Force Protection Condition and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives training exercise at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 24, 2019. The exercise scenario simulated a gym bag with ricin found by Keesler personnel who alerted first responders. The exercise was conducted to evaluate the mission readiness and security of Keesler. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Christopher Oliver and David Cleland, 81st Infrastructure Division firefighters, prepare to make the initial entry into the Live Oak Dining Facility during the Anti-Terrorism, Force Protection Condition and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives training exercise at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 24, 2019. The exercise scenario simulated a gym bag with ricin found by Keesler personnel who alerted first responders. The exercise was conducted to evaluate the mission readiness and security of Keesler. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Christopher Oliver and David Cleland, 81st Infrastructure Division firefighters, assess the scene during the Anti-Terrorism, Force Protection Condition and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives training exercise near the Live Oak Dining Facility at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 24, 2019. The exercise scenario simulated a gym bag with ricin found by Keesler personnel who alerted first responders. The exercise was conducted to evaluate the mission readiness and security of Keesler. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Christopher Oliver and David Cleland, 81st Infrastructure Division firefighters, assess the scene during the Anti-Terrorism, Force Protection Condition and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives training exercise near the Live Oak Dining Facility at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 24, 2019. The exercise scenario simulated a gym bag with ricin found by Keesler personnel who alerted first responders. The exercise was conducted to evaluate the mission readiness and security of Keesler. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Gary Pierson, 81st Infrastructure Division deputy fire chief, and U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Daniyel Blankenship, 81st ID firefighter, review the site safety plan for firefighters during the Anti-Terrorism, Force Protection Condition and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives training exercise near the Live Oak Dining Facility at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 24, 2019. The exercise scenario simulated a gym bag with ricin found by Keesler personnel who alerted first responders. The exercise was conducted to evaluate the mission readiness and security of Keesler. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Gary Pierson, 81st Infrastructure Division deputy fire chief, and U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Daniyel Blankenship, 81st ID firefighter, review the site safety plan for firefighters during the Anti-Terrorism, Force Protection Condition and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives training exercise near the Live Oak Dining Facility at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 24, 2019. The exercise scenario simulated a gym bag with ricin found by Keesler personnel who alerted first responders. The exercise was conducted to evaluate the mission readiness and security of Keesler. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Bill Mays, 81st Training Wing wing inspection team lead, speaks with inspection team members during the Anti-Terrorism, Force Protection Condition and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives training exercise near the Live Oak Dining Facility at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 24, 2019. The exercise scenario simulated a gym bag with ricin found by Keesler personnel who alerted first responders. The exercise was conducted to evaluate the mission readiness and security of Keesler. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Bill Mays, 81st Training Wing wing inspection team lead, speaks with inspection team members during the Anti-Terrorism, Force Protection Condition and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives training exercise near the Live Oak Dining Facility at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 24, 2019. The exercise scenario simulated a gym bag with ricin found by Keesler personnel who alerted first responders. The exercise was conducted to evaluate the mission readiness and security of Keesler. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Members of the Keesler fire department, bioenvironmental and emergency management make their way to the scene for testing a simulated biological agent during the Anti-Terrorism, Force Protection Condition and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives training exercise near the Live Oak Dining Facility at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 24, 2019. The exercise scenario simulated a gym bag with ricin found by Keesler personnel who alerted first responders. The exercise was conducted to evaluate the mission readiness and security of Keesler. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Members of the Keesler fire department, bioenvironmental and emergency management make their way to the scene for testing a simulated biological agent during the Anti-Terrorism, Force Protection Condition and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives training exercise near the Live Oak Dining Facility at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 24, 2019. The exercise scenario simulated a gym bag with ricin found by Keesler personnel who alerted first responders. The exercise was conducted to evaluate the mission readiness and security of Keesler. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Matthew Ketterling, 81st Aerospace Medicine Squadron bioenvironmental engineering technician, tests a simulated biological agent during the Anti-Terrorism, Force Protection Condition and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives training exercise near the Live Oak Dining Facility at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 24, 2019. The exercise scenario simulated a gym bag with ricin found by Keesler personnel who alerted first responders. The exercise was conducted to evaluate the mission readiness and security of Keesler. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Matthew Ketterling, 81st Aerospace Medicine Squadron bioenvironmental engineering technician, tests a simulated biological agent during the Anti-Terrorism, Force Protection Condition and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives training exercise near the Live Oak Dining Facility at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 24, 2019. The exercise scenario simulated a gym bag with ricin found by Keesler personnel who alerted first responders. The exercise was conducted to evaluate the mission readiness and security of Keesler. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Matthew Ketterling, 81st Aerospace Medicine Squadron bioenvironmental engineering technician, tests a simulated biological agent during the Anti-Terrorism, Force Protection Condition and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives training exercise near the Live Oak Dining Facility at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 24, 2019. The exercise scenario simulated a gym bag with ricin found by Keesler personnel who alerted first responders. The exercise was conducted to evaluate the mission readiness and security of Keesler. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Matthew Ketterling, 81st Aerospace Medicine Squadron bioenvironmental engineering technician, tests a simulated biological agent during the Anti-Terrorism, Force Protection Condition and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives training exercise near the Live Oak Dining Facility at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 24, 2019. The exercise scenario simulated a gym bag with ricin found by Keesler personnel who alerted first responders. The exercise was conducted to evaluate the mission readiness and security of Keesler. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Members of the Keesler fire department, bioenvironmental and emergency management go through the decontamination site during the Anti-Terrorism, Force Protection Condition and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives training exercise near the Live Oak Dining Facility at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 24, 2019. The exercise scenario simulated a gym bag with ricin found by Keesler personnel who alerted first responders. The exercise was conducted to evaluate the mission readiness and security of Keesler. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Members of the Keesler fire department, bioenvironmental and emergency management go through the decontamination site during the Anti-Terrorism, Force Protection Condition and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives training exercise near the Live Oak Dining Facility at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 24, 2019. The exercise scenario simulated a gym bag with ricin found by Keesler personnel who alerted first responders. The exercise was conducted to evaluate the mission readiness and security of Keesler. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

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