126 FSS conducts field training exercise

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  • By By: Airman First Class Nathan Dampf
  • 126th Public Affairs Office
The 126th Force Support Squadron led a three-unit, total-force field training exercise during the April unit training assembly here, where they honed their skills and prepared for the possibility of a deployment.

Airmen from the 375 FSS - the 126th's active duty counterpart - and the Illinois Air National Guard's 183 FSS joined Guardsmen from the 126th in setting up a bare base, receiving forklift certifications and preparing meals.

"We're doing home station training using field feeding platforms as part of a single pallet expeditionary kitchen," said Master Sgt. Melanie Voyles, base services specialist with the 126 FSS. "We have different units working together, which is just like a deployment. And, it has worked out really well."

In addition to the tent set-up and food preparation, the services Airmen also received necessary forklift certifications that must be maintained on an annual basis.