940th ARW Airmen participate in readiness training

Lt. Col. Joshua Flatley, 940th Operations Support Squadron commander, drinks through his M50 gas mask during chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosives training at Beale Air Force Base, California Aug. 12, 2017. This training prepares Citizen Airmen to survive and work in a hostile environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brenda H. Davis/Released)

Lt. Col. Joshua Flatley, 940th Operations Support Squadron commander, drinks through his M50 gas mask during chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosives training at Beale Air Force Base, California Aug. 12, 2017. This training prepares Citizen Airmen to survive and work in a hostile environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brenda H. Davis/Released)

Senior Airman Joseph Bauman, 940th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management technician, demonstrates use of the M295 Individual Equipment Decontamination Kit during chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosives training at Beale Air Force Base, California Aug. 12, 2017. This training prepares Citizen Airmen to survive and work in a hostile environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brenda H. Davis/Released)

Senior Airman Joseph Bauman, 940th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management technician, demonstrates use of the M295 Individual Equipment Decontamination Kit during chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosives training at Beale Air Force Base, California Aug. 12, 2017. This training prepares Citizen Airmen to survive and work in a hostile environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brenda H. Davis/Released)

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, California --

Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 940th Air Refueling Wing participated in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosives training, also known as CBRNE, during the August Unit Training Assembly at Beale Air Force Base, California Aug. 12, 2017.

 

CBRNE training prepares Airmen to survive and work in a hazardous environment either at home or overseas.

 

CBRNE also instructs students how to properly wear and use individual protective equipment which includes chemical protective overgarment. These clothing and equipment are used to protect the user from an unsafe environment.