SF responds to elevated exercise conditions

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Airman 1st Class Rachel Walker, 52nd Security Forces Squadron, remains vigilant at the Alpha 1 outpost armed with an M240B Medium Machine Gun providing security for the front gate Aug. 4 during  a base-wide Phase II exercise in preparation of a NATO tactical evaluation scheduled for 2010. During the exercise, Airman Walker's responsibility was to make sure no unauthorized vehicles or personnel entered the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nick Wilson)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Airman 1st Class Rachel Walker, 52nd Security Forces Squadron, remains vigilant at the Alpha 1 outpost armed with an M240B Medium Machine Gun providing security for the front gate Aug. 4 during a base-wide Phase II exercise in preparation of a NATO tactical evaluation scheduled for 2010. During the exercise, Airman Walker's responsibility was to make sure no unauthorized vehicles or personnel entered the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nick Wilson)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Staff Sgt. Corina Manzanares and Staff Sgt. Joseph Null, 52nd Security Forces Squadron, tighten the rope of a U.S. Air Forces in Europe communication flag at the front gate Aug. 4 during a base wide exercise in preparation of a NATO Tactical Evaluation scheduled for 2010. USAFE headquarters periodically orders Airmen to raise a colored flag as part of a force protection measure to evaluate base response times. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Nick Wilson)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Staff Sgt. Corina Manzanares and Staff Sgt. Joseph Null, 52nd Security Forces Squadron, tighten the rope of a U.S. Air Forces in Europe communication flag at the front gate Aug. 4 during a base wide exercise in preparation of a NATO Tactical Evaluation scheduled for 2010. USAFE headquarters periodically orders Airmen to raise a colored flag as part of a force protection measure to evaluate base response times. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Nick Wilson)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Staff Sgt. Corina Manzanares and Staff Sgt. Joseph Null, 52nd Security Forces Squadron, prepare to raise a U.S. Air Forces in Europe communication flag at the front gate Aug. 4 during a base-wide exercise in preparation of a NATO Tactical Evaluation scheduled for 2010. USAFE headquarters periodically selects colored flags to be raised as part of a force-protection measure to evaluate base response times. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Nick Wilson)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Staff Sgt. Corina Manzanares and Staff Sgt. Joseph Null, 52nd Security Forces Squadron, prepare to raise a U.S. Air Forces in Europe communication flag at the front gate Aug. 4 during a base-wide exercise in preparation of a NATO Tactical Evaluation scheduled for 2010. USAFE headquarters periodically selects colored flags to be raised as part of a force-protection measure to evaluate base response times. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Nick Wilson)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Staff Sgt. Joseph Null, 52nd Security Forces Squadron, raises a U.S. Air Forces in Europe communication flag at the front gate Aug. 4 during a base-wide exercise in preparation for a NATO Tactical Evaluation scheduled for 2010. The flag was raised as part of a force protection measure. USAFE headquarters periodically orders colored flags raised to measure base response times. (U.S. Air Force photo /Airman 1st Class Nick Wilson)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Staff Sgt. Joseph Null, 52nd Security Forces Squadron, raises a U.S. Air Forces in Europe communication flag at the front gate Aug. 4 during a base-wide exercise in preparation for a NATO Tactical Evaluation scheduled for 2010. The flag was raised as part of a force protection measure. USAFE headquarters periodically orders colored flags raised to measure base response times. (U.S. Air Force photo /Airman 1st Class Nick Wilson)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Staff Sgt. Joseph Null, 52nd Security Forces Squadron, inspects a vehicle at the front gate Aug. 4 during a base-wide exercise in preparation for a NATO Tactical Evaluation scheduled for 2010. For elevated security conditions, it is protocol for security forces to inspect every vehicle that comes through the gate. (U.S. Air Force photo /Airman 1st Class Nick Wilson)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Staff Sgt. Joseph Null, 52nd Security Forces Squadron, inspects a vehicle at the front gate Aug. 4 during a base-wide exercise in preparation for a NATO Tactical Evaluation scheduled for 2010. For elevated security conditions, it is protocol for security forces to inspect every vehicle that comes through the gate. (U.S. Air Force photo /Airman 1st Class Nick Wilson)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Staff Sgt. Joseph Null, 52nd Security Forces Squadron, inspects a vehicle at the front gate Aug. 4 during a base-wide exercise in preparation for a NATO Tactical Evaluation scheduled for 2010. For elevated security conditions, it is protocol for security forces to inspect every vehicle that comes through the gate. (U.S. Air Force photo /Airman 1st Class Nick Wilson)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Staff Sgt. Joseph Null, 52nd Security Forces Squadron, inspects a vehicle at the front gate Aug. 4 during a base-wide exercise in preparation for a NATO Tactical Evaluation scheduled for 2010. For elevated security conditions, it is protocol for security forces to inspect every vehicle that comes through the gate. (U.S. Air Force photo /Airman 1st Class Nick Wilson)