Indiana Airmen train at Camp Atterbury

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  • By Airman 1st Class Kevin Schulze
  • 181st Intelligence Wing
Airmen assigned to the 181st Intelligence Wing completed specialized annual training at Camp Atterbury.

The training consisted of several refresher courses covering Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, performance report and award writing techniques, and Human Relations. Along with these classes, the Airmen were provided tactile training consisting of Self-Aide and Buddy Care, and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive conventional weapons and safety.

We provide our Airmen with basic life-sustaining techniques, as well as knowledge and confidence to make them comfortable in our course topics, said a clinical nurse assigned to the 181st Medical Group.

"Refreshers keep everyone on top of situations and help them think about what they can do to help if these situations were to come up," said the clinical nurse.

Apart from the annual training, 181 IW Racers went through a Leadership Reaction Course in which they were tested on how well they could lead a group through an objective based obstacle.

It was a fantastic opportunity for team building that changed everyone's perspectives on how to interact with other people on base instead of just in their shop, as well as broadened our leadership development, said CMSgt Robert Beasley, the 181st IW command chief master sergeant.

After the completion of training, 181st IW Airmen are prepared to apply their knowledge and abilities in the field.

"The whole process is used to get people to see what others do and bring them together," said Col. Shane Halbrook, the 181 Mission Support Group commander currently serving as the 181 IW detachment commander here.

Col. Halbrook stated that the LRC and refresher courses are to prepare the Airmen for our upcoming training event.

With training such as this, the 181st IW ensures its Airmen are in the best condition to respond and protect its community, state and nation.