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Columbus AFB uses new methods to increase Force Readiness
An Airman assigned to the 14th Flying Training Wing learns how to hydrate while using the M50 Joint Service General Purpose Mask during an Operational Readiness Exercise: Ability to Survive and Operate course Sept. 19, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Airmen must stay hydrated while in Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear, but must not compromise the seal of their gas mask. The M50 has a drinking tube attached that allows Airmen to safely hydrate without risking contamination. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert)