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8 CES hones remote airfield damage assessment skills

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 8th Civil Engineer Squadron, observe a quadcopter taking off at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 2, 2018. The 8th CES trains using small, unmanned aerial systems to survey the airfield at a quicker pace and larger scale, honing a capability that can be used in the aftermath of natural disasters to survey damage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 8th Civil Engineer Squadron, observe a quadcopter taking off at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 2, 2018. The 8th CES trains using small, unmanned aerial systems to survey the airfield at a quicker pace and larger scale, honing a capability that can be used in the aftermath of natural disasters to survey damage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Alexander Avenido, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron engineering technician, relays the location of a quadcopter on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 2, 2018. The 8th CES trains using small, unmanned aerial systems to survey the airfield at a quicker pace and larger scale, honing a capability that can be used in the aftermath of natural disasters to survey damage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Alexander Avenido, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron engineering technician, relays the location of a quadcopter on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 2, 2018. The 8th CES trains using small, unmanned aerial systems to survey the airfield at a quicker pace and larger scale, honing a capability that can be used in the aftermath of natural disasters to survey damage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nishantkumar Thakar, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron engineering technician, carries a quadcopter at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 2, 2018. The 8th CES is piloting a Rapid Airfield Damage Assessment System program to streamline surveying airfield damage instead of sending personnel into potentially hazardous environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nishantkumar Thakar, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron engineering technician, carries a quadcopter at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 2, 2018. The 8th CES is piloting a Rapid Airfield Damage Assessment System program to streamline surveying airfield damage instead of sending personnel into potentially hazardous environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

U.S. Air Force engineering technicians from the 8th Civil Engineer Squadron, replace the battery of a quadcopter at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 2, 2018. The 8th CES is piloting a Rapid Airfield Damage Assessment System program to see how viable utilizing small unmanned aerial systems will be, instead of sending personnel into potentially hazardous environments to survey damage to the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

U.S. Air Force engineering technicians from the 8th Civil Engineer Squadron, replace the battery of a quadcopter at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 2, 2018. The 8th CES is piloting a Rapid Airfield Damage Assessment System program to see how viable utilizing small unmanned aerial systems will be, instead of sending personnel into potentially hazardous environments to survey damage to the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

U.S. Air Force engineering technicians from the 8th Civil Engineer Squadron replace the battery of a quadcopter at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 2, 2018. The 8th CES is piloting a Rapid Airfield Damage Assessment System program to streamline surveying airfield damage instead of sending personnel into potentially hazardous environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

U.S. Air Force engineering technicians from the 8th Civil Engineer Squadron replace the battery of a quadcopter at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 2, 2018. The 8th CES is piloting a Rapid Airfield Damage Assessment System program to streamline surveying airfield damage instead of sending personnel into potentially hazardous environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

A quadcopter piloted by a 8th Civil Engineer Squadron engineering technician flies over Kunsan Air Base, Nov. 2, 2018. The 8th CES is testing the use of small, unmanned aerial systems, which give the operators a bird’s eye view of areas that need to be surveyed without putting themselves in harm’s way, to quickly and accurately perform damage assessments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

A quadcopter piloted by a 8th Civil Engineer Squadron engineering technician flies over Kunsan Air Base, Nov. 2, 2018. The 8th CES is testing the use of small, unmanned aerial systems, which give the operators a bird’s eye view of areas that need to be surveyed without putting themselves in harm’s way, to quickly and accurately perform damage assessments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- The 8th Civil Engineer Squadron is piloting a Rapid Airfield Damage Assessment System program to streamline surveying airfield damage instead of sending personnel into potentially hazardous environments.