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Operations in Action: Meet the 7th OG

Operations in action: meet the 7th OG

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. David Matthews, 7th Operations Support Squadron radar, airfield and weather systems supervisor, right, briefs Col. Brandon Parker, 7th Bomb Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Eric Dugger, 7th BW command chief, on the state of the Ground Air Transmit Receive site during the 7th Operations Group Immersion at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 12, 2019. The GATR is used to manage the ground to air communications from the aircraft to the air traffic control tower. During the immersion, the site was looked over by leadership and contracting members to determine the best course of action for building and lot upgrades. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Emily Copeland)

Operations in action: meet the 7th OG

U.S. Air Force Col. Brandon Parker, 7th Bomb Wing commander, views the air traffic control tower simulator during the 7th Operations Group Immersion at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 12, 2019. The simulator is used to train all of Dyess’ first term air traffic controllers to gain basic and advanced knowledge of incoming and outgoing air traffic movements. Due to the nature of aircraft operations, the Airmen must be prepared for any situation, to include emergency scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Emily Copeland)

Operations in action: meet the 7th OG

U.S. Air Force Col. Brandon Parker, 7th Bomb Wing commander, right, and Chief Master Sgt. Eric Dugger, 7th BW command chief, center, watch closely as Staff Sgt. Jamie Smothers, 7th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape instructor, showcases a technique used to break free from handcuffs during the 7th Operations Group Immersion at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 12, 2019. All aircrew at Dyess are required to undergo Combat Survival Course training, a general refresher course and water survival training. The courses give aircrew the opportunity to refresh their skills and knowledge, which prepares them for encounters with extreme and dangerous situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Emily Copeland)

Operations in action: meet the 7th OG

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Eric Dugger, 7th Bomb Wing command chief, demonstrates a parachute landing fall for Staff Sgt. Jamie Smothers, 7th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape instructor, during the 7th Operations Group Immersion at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 12, 2019. Smothers is solely responsible for training all 7th Bomb Wing aircrew every 36 months, to include seat ejection and parachute training in the event of aircraft malfunctions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Emily Copeland)

Operations in action: meet the 7th OG

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Eric Dugger, 7th Bomb Wing command chief, right, watches as Tech. Sgt. Tanisha Sauer, 7th Operations Support Squadron aviation resource supervisor, pulls flight records during the 7th Operations Group Immersion at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 12, 2019. The Host Aviation Resource Management office is responsible for tracking aircrew records, ensuring that pilots, weapons systems officers, loadmasters, flight surgeons, parachutists and tactical air control parties are current on all requirements and are physically able to fly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Emily Copeland)

Operations in action: meet the 7th OG

Tami Dugger, wife of 7th Bomb Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Eric Dugger, tests out the 28th Bomb Squadron virtual reality flight simulator for the B-1B Lancer during the 7th Operations Group Immersion at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 12, 2019. The emerging B-1 virtual reality flight simulator allows incoming pilots to quickly become familiar with controls and operations prior to flying the aircraft in real time. All B-1 pilots and weapons systems officers undergo an extensive training course to learn B-1 specific instruments and systems before taking to the skies at Dyess or Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Emily Copeland)

Operations in action: meet the 7th OG

Tami Dugger, wife of 7th Bomb Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Eric Dugger, flies a B-1B Lancer on the 28th Bomb Squadron virtual reality flight simulator during the 7th Operations Group Immersion at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 12, 2019. The immersion allowed leadership to see the day-in and day-out tasks completed by 7th OG Airmen. Driving innovative processes in the largest B-1 squadron, the flight simulators allow students to quickly adapt to the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Emily Copeland)

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. David Matthews, 7th Operations Support Squadron radar, airfield and weather systems supervisor, right, briefs Col. Brandon Parker, 7th Bomb Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Eric Dugger, 7th BW command chief, on the state of the Ground Air Transmit Receive site during the 7th Operations Group Immersion at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 12, 2019. The GATR is used to manage the ground to air communications from the aircraft to the air traffic control tower. During the immersion, the site was looked over by leadership and contracting members to determine the best course of action for building and lot upgrades. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Emily Copeland)