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Aircrew Airmen prepare for opposing forces during combat survival training, Sept. 13, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The CST evaluates Airmen’s decision-making capabilities and fight-or-flight responses when facing simulated threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash)

Aircrew Airmen prepare for opposing forces during combat survival training, Sept. 13, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The CST evaluates Airmen’s decision-making capabilities and fight-or-flight responses when facing simulated threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Peter Arnold, 71st Rescue Squadron HC-130 J Combat King II pilot, fires a paintball towards the opposition, during combat survival training, Sept. 13, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen participated in multiple rounds of CST against an array of teams practicing different survival tactics to efficiently evade, resist and escape enemy threats.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Peter Arnold, 71st Rescue Squadron HC-130 J Combat King II pilot, fires a paintball towards the opposition, during combat survival training, Sept. 13, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen participated in multiple rounds of CST against an array of teams practicing different survival tactics to efficiently evade, resist and escape enemy threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 74th Fighter Squadron participate in combat survival training, Sept. 13, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 347th Operations Support Squadron’s survival evasion resistance and escape specialists designed the 2 square mile area training realm, which simulates a real-world high-threat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 74th Fighter Squadron participate in combat survival training, Sept. 13, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 347th Operations Support Squadron’s survival evasion resistance and escape specialists designed the 2 square mile area training realm, which simulates a real-world high-threat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Phillip Palmer, 71st Rescue Squadron HC-130J Combat King II loadmaster, top, and Capt. Peter Arnold, 71st Rescue Squadron HC-130J pilot, simultaneously fire paintball rounds during combat survival training, Sept. 13, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The CST was conducted at a newly built course, which simulates a training environment for aircrews to prevent the chances of getting captured by enemy forces.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Phillip Palmer, 71st Rescue Squadron HC-130J Combat King II loadmaster, top, and Capt. Peter Arnold, 71st Rescue Squadron HC-130J pilot, simultaneously fire paintball rounds during combat survival training, Sept. 13, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The CST was conducted at a newly built course, which simulates a training environment for aircrews to prevent the chances of getting captured by enemy forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Del Vecchio, 41st Rescue Squadron NCO in charge of weapons and tactics, runs for cover during combat survival training, Sept. 13, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 347th Operations Support Squadron’s survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists hosted the training for the first time at a newly built course, with a forested training area designed for aircrew members to increase their survivability in an isolated environment.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Del Vecchio, 41st Rescue Squadron NCO in charge of weapons and tactics, runs for cover during combat survival training, Sept. 13, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 347th Operations Support Squadron’s survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists hosted the training for the first time at a newly built course, with a forested training area designed for aircrew members to increase their survivability in an isolated environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Del Vecchio,   41st Rescue Squadron NCO in charge of weapons and tactics, takes cover provided by smoke grenades during combat survival training, Sept. 13, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Every 36 months aircrew members are required to complete CST to stay current with their survivability skills in high-threat environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Del Vecchio, 41st Rescue Squadron NCO in charge of weapons and tactics, takes cover provided by smoke grenades during combat survival training, Sept. 13, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Every 36 months aircrew members are required to complete CST to stay current with their survivability skills in high-threat environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

A protective mask rests on a table during combat survival training, Sept. 13, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.  As a part of the training, aircrew members fended off teams of opposing forces to test their survival, evasion, resistance and escape skills in an isolated environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

A protective mask rests on a table during combat survival training, Sept. 13, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. As a part of the training, aircrew members fended off teams of opposing forces to test their survival, evasion, resistance and escape skills in an isolated environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --