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Airman Samuel Zietzmann, 354th Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technology technician, prepares to fire down range at Sheppard Air Force Base, Sept. 6, 2019. Airmen in specific career fields are required to remain weapons qualified to enure they are ready to deploy at a momemnt's notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ilyana A. Escalona)

Airman Samuel Zietzmann, 354th Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technology technician, prepares to fire down range at Sheppard Air Force Base, Sept. 6, 2019. Airmen in specific career fields are required to remain weapons qualified to enure they are ready to deploy at a momemnt's notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ilyana A. Escalona)

Staff Sgt. Mitchell Coffey, 377th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, performs a safety brief at Sheppard Air Force Base, Sept. 6, 2019. Strict weapon safety is a crucial part of handling weapons and its enforcement ensures the saefty of Airmen and those around them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ilyana A. Escalona)

Staff Sgt. Mitchell Coffey, 377th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, performs a safety brief at Sheppard Air Force Base, Sept. 6, 2019. Strict weapon safety is a crucial part of handling weapons and its enforcement ensures the saefty of Airmen and those around them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ilyana A. Escalona)

Airman 1st Class Malaysia Jones, 82nd Medical Support Squadron medical laboratory technician, prepares a shipment of multi-drug resistant organisms to be sent to a DoD research lab for further analysis at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 5, 2019. These efforts directly contribute to Executive Order 13676: Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, to help slow the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and accelerate the research and development for new antibiotics and therapies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ilyana A. Escalona)

Airman 1st Class Malaysia Jones, 82nd Medical Support Squadron medical laboratory technician, prepares a shipment of multi-drug resistant organisms to be sent to a DoD research lab for further analysis at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 5, 2019. These efforts directly contribute to Executive Order 13676: Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, to help slow the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and accelerate the research and development for new antibiotics and therapies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ilyana A. Escalona)

Staff Sgt. Mitchell Coffey, 377th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, demonstrates the prone position for students at Sheppard Air Force Base, Sept. 6, 2019. These instructors ensure that Airmen remain qualified in weapon safety and use in order to deploy at a moment's notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ilyana A. Escalona)

Staff Sgt. Mitchell Coffey, 377th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, demonstrates the prone position for students at Sheppard Air Force Base, Sept. 6, 2019. These instructors ensure that Airmen remain qualified in weapon safety and use in order to deploy at a moment's notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ilyana A. Escalona)

Airman 1st Class Karen Diaz-Zavala, 82nd Medical Support Squadron clinical laboratory technician, analyzes a quality control sample of Shigella, a gastro-intestinal disease causing bacteria at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 5, 2019. Performing quality control ensures that laboratory tests are accurate and that medical providers have the most reliable information to treat their patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ilyana A. Escalona)

Airman 1st Class Karen Diaz-Zavala, 82nd Medical Support Squadron clinical laboratory technician, analyzes a quality control sample of Shigella, a gastro-intestinal disease causing bacteria at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 5, 2019. Performing quality control ensures that laboratory tests are accurate and that medical providers have the most reliable information to treat their patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ilyana A. Escalona)

Airman Nichole Carroll, 82nd Medical Support Squadron clinical laboratory phase II student, prepares a patient’s urine for analysis at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 5, 2019. Analysis includes physical and chemical screening of a sample which could indicate many conditions including pregnancy, urinary tract infection and kidney disease.  Samples with abnormal results are observed under a microscope where the technician relays critical information about the sample back to the medical provider for treatment. (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Ilyana A. Escalona)

Airman Nichole Carroll, 82nd Medical Support Squadron clinical laboratory phase II student, prepares a patient’s urine for analysis at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 5, 2019. Analysis includes physical and chemical screening of a sample which could indicate many conditions including pregnancy, urinary tract infection and kidney disease. Samples with abnormal results are observed under a microscope where the technician relays critical information about the sample back to the medical provider for treatment. (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Ilyana A. Escalona)

U.S. Air Force Second Lieutenant Ryan Potter, a Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program undergraduate student pilot, performs aerial maneuvers in a graded sortie at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 29, 2019. The ENJJPT program is a NATO organization that prepares and trains fighter pilots. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Second Lieutenant Ryan Potter)

U.S. Air Force Second Lieutenant Ryan Potter, a Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program undergraduate student pilot, performs aerial maneuvers in a graded sortie at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 29, 2019. The ENJJPT program is a NATO organization that prepares and trains fighter pilots. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Second Lieutenant Ryan Potter)

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — While training squadrons on Sheppard focus on preparing the next generation of maintainers, civil engineers and logisticians, other organizations on base work in the background to ensure the operational readiness of Airmen.