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Firefighters from the 65th Civil Engineer Squadron start a structural fire at their training facility on Lajes Field, Azores, Feb. 6, 2016. The training was designed to prepare newly hired Portuguese locals. Lajes Field, operated by the 65th Air Base Group, became a geographically separated unit of the 86th Airlift Wing in August, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kristopher Levasseur)

Firefighters from the 65th Civil Engineer Squadron start a structural fire at their training facility on Lajes Field, Azores, Feb. 6, 2016. The training was designed to prepare newly hired Portuguese locals. Lajes Field, operated by the 65th Air Base Group, became a geographically separated unit of the 86th Airlift Wing in August, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kristopher Levasseur)

Firefighters from the 65th Civil Engineer Squadron tests a fire hose before combatting a structural fire at their training facility on Lajes Field, Azores, Feb. 6, 2016. The training was designed to prepare newly hired Portuguese locals. Lajes Field, operated by the 65th Air Base Group, became a geographically separated unit of the 86th Airlift Wing in August, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kristopher Levasseur)

Firefighters from the 65th Civil Engineer Squadron tests a fire hose before combatting a structural fire at their training facility on Lajes Field, Azores, Feb. 6, 2016. The training was designed to prepare newly hired Portuguese locals. Lajes Field, operated by the 65th Air Base Group, became a geographically separated unit of the 86th Airlift Wing in August, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kristopher Levasseur)

Firefighters from the 65th Civil Engineer Squadron combat a structural fire at their training facility on Lajes Field, Azores, Feb. 6, 2016. The training was designed to prepare newly hired Portuguese locals. Lajes Field, operated by the 65th Air Base Group, became a geographically separated unit of the 86th Airlift Wing in August, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kristopher Levasseur)

Firefighters from the 65th Civil Engineer Squadron combat a structural fire at their training facility on Lajes Field, Azores, Feb. 6, 2016. The training was designed to prepare newly hired Portuguese locals. Lajes Field, operated by the 65th Air Base Group, became a geographically separated unit of the 86th Airlift Wing in August, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kristopher Levasseur)

Firefighters from the 65th Civil Engineer Squadron test the seal of their oxygen masks before combatting a structural fire at their training facility on Lajes Field, Azores, Feb. 6, 2016. The training was designed to prepare newly hired Portuguese locals. Lajes Field, operated by the 65th Air Base Group, became a geographically separated unit of the 86th Airlift Wing in August, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kristopher Levasseur)

Firefighters from the 65th Civil Engineer Squadron test the seal of their oxygen masks before combatting a structural fire at their training facility on Lajes Field, Azores, Feb. 6, 2016. The training was designed to prepare newly hired Portuguese locals. Lajes Field, operated by the 65th Air Base Group, became a geographically separated unit of the 86th Airlift Wing in August, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kristopher Levasseur)

Newly recruited firefighters from the 65th Civil Engineer Squadron support a fire hose for their classmates while they combat a structural fire at their training facility on Lajes Field, Azores, Feb. 6, 2016. The training was designed to prepare newly hired Portuguese locals. Lajes Field, operated by the 65th Air Base Group, became a geographically separated unit of the 86th Airlift Wing in August, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kristopher Levasseur)

Newly recruited firefighters from the 65th Civil Engineer Squadron support a fire hose for their classmates while they combat a structural fire at their training facility on Lajes Field, Azores, Feb. 6, 2016. The training was designed to prepare newly hired Portuguese locals. Lajes Field, operated by the 65th Air Base Group, became a geographically separated unit of the 86th Airlift Wing in August, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kristopher Levasseur)

A commercial aircraft lands at Lajes Field, Azores, Feb. 7, 2016. The flightline at Lajes Field is operated by the 65th Air Base Group and shared by the local airport for all passengers coming to the island. The field became a geographically separated unit of the 86th Airlift Wing in August, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kristopher Levasseur)

A commercial aircraft lands at Lajes Field, Azores, Feb. 7, 2016. The flightline at Lajes Field is operated by the 65th Air Base Group and shared by the local airport for all passengers coming to the island. The field became a geographically separated unit of the 86th Airlift Wing in August, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kristopher Levasseur)

A commercial aircraft lands at Lajes Field, Azores, Feb. 7, 2016. The flightline at Lajes Field is operated by the 65th Air Base Group and shared by the local airport for all passengers coming to the island. The field became a geographically separated unit of the 86th Airlift Wing in August, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kristopher Levasseur)

A commercial aircraft lands at Lajes Field, Azores, Feb. 7, 2016. The flightline at Lajes Field is operated by the 65th Air Base Group and shared by the local airport for all passengers coming to the island. The field became a geographically separated unit of the 86th Airlift Wing in August, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kristopher Levasseur)

Staff Sgt. Brandon Bantau, 65th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control watch supervisor, monitors a radar approach control screen for incoming aircraft at Lajes Field, Azores, Feb. 7, 2016. Lajes Field, operated by the 65th Air Base Group, became a geographically separated unit of the 86th Airlift Wing in August, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kristopher Levasseur)Levasseur)

Staff Sgt. Brandon Bantau, 65th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control watch supervisor, monitors a radar approach control screen for incoming aircraft at Lajes Field, Azores, Feb. 7, 2016. Lajes Field, operated by the 65th Air Base Group, became a geographically separated unit of the 86th Airlift Wing in August, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kristopher Levasseur)Levasseur)

Members of the 65th 65th Air Base Group work out at the fitness center on Lajes Field, Azores, Feb. 7, 2016. Lajes Field, operated by the 65th Air Base Group, became a geographically separated unit of the 86th Airlift Wing in August, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kristopher Levasseur)

Members of the 65th 65th Air Base Group work out at the fitness center on Lajes Field, Azores, Feb. 7, 2016. Lajes Field, operated by the 65th Air Base Group, became a geographically separated unit of the 86th Airlift Wing in August, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kristopher Levasseur)