Tulsa Airmen participate in operational readiness exercise

Staff Sgt. Randal Arnold, 138th Security Forces, reports information of an unexploded ordinance found while conducting a post attack reconnaissance, during a wing exercise on January 10, 2015, at the 138th Fighter Wing.  Tulsa Air National Guard members participated in refresher force protection training to reinforce chemical, biological and self-buddy aid practices.  (U.S. National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Roberta A. Thompson/Released)

Staff Sgt. Randal Arnold, 138th Security Forces, reports information of an unexploded ordinance found while conducting a post attack reconnaissance, during a wing exercise on January 10, 2015, at the 138th Fighter Wing. Tulsa Air National Guard members participated in refresher force protection training to reinforce chemical, biological and self-buddy aid practices. (U.S. National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Roberta A. Thompson/Released)

Members of the 138th Security Forces post attack reconnaissance team encounter an unexploded ordinance (UXO) while conducting a sweep around their assigned post during an exercise held on January 10, 2015, at the 138th Fighter Wing.  Tulsa Air National Guard members participated in refresher force protection training to reinforce chemical, biological and self-buddy aid practices.  (U.S. National Guard photo by Tech Sgt. Roberta A. Thompson/Released)

Members of the 138th Security Forces post attack reconnaissance team encounter an unexploded ordinance (UXO) while conducting a sweep around their assigned post during an exercise held on January 10, 2015, at the 138th Fighter Wing. Tulsa Air National Guard members participated in refresher force protection training to reinforce chemical, biological and self-buddy aid practices. (U.S. National Guard photo by Tech Sgt. Roberta A. Thompson/Released)

Senior Airman David Foster, 138th Security Forces, places a marker while cordoning off an unexploded ordinance found while conducting a post attack reconnaissance during a wing exercise on January 10, 2015, at the 138th Fighter Wing.  Tulsa Air National Guard members participated in refresher force protection training to reinforce chemical, biological and self-buddy aid practices.  (U.S. National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Roberta A. Thompson/Released)

Senior Airman David Foster, 138th Security Forces, places a marker while cordoning off an unexploded ordinance found while conducting a post attack reconnaissance during a wing exercise on January 10, 2015, at the 138th Fighter Wing. Tulsa Air National Guard members participated in refresher force protection training to reinforce chemical, biological and self-buddy aid practices. (U.S. National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Roberta A. Thompson/Released)

A crew chief, assigned to the 138th Maintenance Group, marshals an F-16 into its parking position during an operational readiness exercise (ORE) held, Jan. 10, 2015, at the Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla. The 138th Fighter Wing conducted the ORE to assess the 138th Fighter Wing's ability to accomplish design operational capability tasking in a contested, degraded operational environment utilizing ability to survive and operate principles.  (U.S. National Guard photo by Master Sgt.  Mark A. Moore/Released)

A crew chief, assigned to the 138th Maintenance Group, marshals an F-16 into its parking position during an operational readiness exercise (ORE) held, Jan. 10, 2015, at the Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla. The 138th Fighter Wing conducted the ORE to assess the 138th Fighter Wing's ability to accomplish design operational capability tasking in a contested, degraded operational environment utilizing ability to survive and operate principles. (U.S. National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mark A. Moore/Released)

Weapon loaders, assigned to the 138th Maintenance Group, practice loading training munitions onto an F-16 during an operational readiness exercise (ORE) held, Jan. 10, 2015, at the Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla. The 138th Fighter Wing conducted the ORE to assess the 138th Fighter Wing's ability to accomplish design operational capability tasking in a contested, degraded operational environment utilizing ability to survive and operate principles.  (U.S. National Guard photo by Master Sgt.  Mark A. Moore/Released)

Weapon loaders, assigned to the 138th Maintenance Group, practice loading training munitions onto an F-16 during an operational readiness exercise (ORE) held, Jan. 10, 2015, at the Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla. The 138th Fighter Wing conducted the ORE to assess the 138th Fighter Wing's ability to accomplish design operational capability tasking in a contested, degraded operational environment utilizing ability to survive and operate principles. (U.S. National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mark A. Moore/Released)

Weapon loaders, assigned to the 138th Maintenance Group, practice loading training munitions onto an F-16 during an operational readiness exercise (ORE) held, Jan. 10, 2015, at the Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla. The 138th Fighter Wing conducted the ORE to assess the 138th Fighter Wing's ability to accomplish design operational capability tasking in a contested, degraded operational environment utilizing ability to survive and operate principles.  (U.S. National Guard photo by Master Sgt.  Mark A. Moore/Released)

Weapon loaders, assigned to the 138th Maintenance Group, practice loading training munitions onto an F-16 during an operational readiness exercise (ORE) held, Jan. 10, 2015, at the Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla. The 138th Fighter Wing conducted the ORE to assess the 138th Fighter Wing's ability to accomplish design operational capability tasking in a contested, degraded operational environment utilizing ability to survive and operate principles. (U.S. National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mark A. Moore/Released)

TULSA AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Okla. -- Airmen at the 138th Fighter Wing took part in an operational readiness exercise (ORE) here on Jan. 10 to practice and hone their war fighting skills.

Highly effective aircraft production and employment, command and control as well as properly executing individual protective equipment and mission oriented protective postures were all exercise objectives.

Safety and quality training were top priority focus items for all involved.

"It was really good to see our young airmen, many of who haven't been through this type of exercise before, in action and working hard," stated Chief Master Sgt. Tom Payne, 138th FW Command Chief.  "It was also a great refresher for some of our more seasoned folks.  I feel like everyone benefitted across the board."

The exercise was evaluated by the 138 inspector general's office and the wing inspection team which is comprised of 49 members from various organizations on base.

Executing the mission, leading people, managing resources and improving the unit were the four major areas being evaluated.

Conducting a unit ORE assists in validating the designed operational capability tasking in a contested degraded operational environment while employing the ability to survive and operate principles.