CNN visits 689th CCW

Ferre Dollar, CNN photographer, captures Reynolds Wolf, CNN meteorologist and correspondent, participating in the 54th Combat Communications morning physical training here March 28. A three-person CNN team visited the 689th Combat Communications Wing to experience what it is like to be a combat communications Airman for the day. Combat Comm provided hands-on experiences that showcased the physical, technical, and mental readiness of Combat Communicators.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Talenti)

Ferre Dollar, CNN photographer, captures Reynolds Wolf, CNN meteorologist and correspondent, participating in the 54th Combat Communications morning physical training here March 28. A three-person CNN team visited the 689th Combat Communications Wing to experience what it is like to be a combat communications Airman for the day. Combat Comm provided hands-on experiences that showcased the physical, technical and mental readiness of Combat Communicators. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Talenti)

Ferre Dollar, CNN photographer, captures Reynolds Wolf, CNN meteorologist and correspondent, building a 52nd Combat Communications Squadron equipment pallet here March 28. A three-person CNN team visited the 689th Combat Communications Wing to experience what it is like to be a combat communications Airman for the day. Combat Comm provided hands-on experiences that showcased the physical, technical, and mental readiness of Combat Communicators.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Talenti)

Ferre Dollar, CNN photographer, captures Reynolds Wolf, CNN meteorologist and correspondent, building a 52nd Combat Communications Squadron equipment pallet here March 28. A three-person CNN team visited the 689th Combat Communications Wing to experience what it is like to be a combat communications Airman for the day. Combat Comm provided hands-on experiences that showcased the physical, technical and mental readiness of Combat Communicators. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Talenti)

Tech. Sgt Kenneth Poole, 5th Combat Communications Support Squadron, Systems Learning Integration instructor, explains the functions of a new Quad-band Large Aperture Antenna (QLAA) to Reynolds Wolf, CNN meteorologist and correspondent, here March 28. A three-person CNN team visited the 689th Combat Communications Wing to experience what it is like to be a combat communications Airman for the day. Combat Comm provided hands-on experiences that showcased the physical, technical, and mental readiness of Combat Communicators.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Talenti)

Tech. Sgt Kenneth Poole, 5th Combat Communications Support Squadron, Systems Learning Integration instructor, explains the functions of a new Quad-band Large Aperture Antenna (QLAA) to Reynolds Wolf, CNN meteorologist and correspondent, here March 28. A three-person CNN team visited the 689th Combat Communications Wing to experience what it is like to be a combat communications Airman for the day. Combat Comm provided hands-on experiences that showcased the physical, technical and mental readiness of Combat Communicators. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Talenti)

– Reynolds Wolf, CNN meteorologist and correspondent, rides in a light medium tactical vehicle here March 28. A three-person CNN team visited the 689th Combat Communications Wing to experience what it is like to be a combat communications Airman for the day. Combat Comm provided hands-on experiences that showcased the physical, technical, and mental readiness of Combat Communicators.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Talenti)

Reynolds Wolf, CNN meteorologist and correspondent, rides in a light medium tactical vehicle here March 28. A three-person CNN team visited the 689th Combat Communications Wing to experience what it is like to be a combat communications Airman for the day. Combat Comm provided hands-on experiences that showcased the physical, technical and mental readiness of Combat Communicators. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Talenti)

– Staff Sgt. Timothy Wheeler and Staff Sgt. Joshua Ray, both Hammer ACE, (Adaptive Communication Element) operators, dress out Reynolds Wolf, CNN meteorologist and correspondent, in a ‘banana suit’ or radioactive coverall March 28. A three-person CNN team visited the 689th Combat Communications Wing to experience what it is like to be a combat communications Airman for the day. Combat Comm provided hands-on experiences that showcased the physical, technical, and mental readiness of Combat Communicators.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Talenti)

Staff Sgt. Timothy Wheeler and Staff Sgt. Joshua Ray, both Hammer ACE, (Adaptive Communication Element) operators, dress out Reynolds Wolf, CNN meteorologist and correspondent, in a ‘banana suit’ or radioactive coverall March 28. A three-person CNN team visited the 689th Combat Communications Wing to experience what it is like to be a combat communications Airman for the day. Combat Comm provided hands-on experiences that showcased the physical, technical and mental readiness of Combat Communicators. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Talenti)

Reynolds Wolf, CNN meteorologist and correspondent, sets up a guy wire support stake for a 51st Combat Communications Squadron land mobile radio repeater antenna mast here March 28. A three-person CNN team visited the 689th Combat Communications Wing to experience what it is like to be a combat communications Airman for the day.  Combat Comm provided hands-on experiences that showcased the physical, technical, and mental readiness of Combat Communicators.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Talenti)

Reynolds Wolf, CNN meteorologist and correspondent, sets up a guy wire support stake for a 51st Combat Communications Squadron land mobile radio repeater antenna mast here March 28. A three-person CNN team visited the 689th Combat Communications Wing to experience what it is like to be a combat communications Airman for the day. Combat Comm provided hands-on experiences that showcased the physical, technical and mental readiness of Combat Communicators. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Talenti)

Airman 1st Class Kevin Butler, 52nd Combat Communications Squadron airfield systems technician, briefs Reynolds Wolf, CNN meteorologist and correspondent, on the MSN-7 Mobile Air Traffic Control tower as Ferre Dollar documents the interview here March 28. A three-person CNN team visited the 689th Combat Communications Wing to experience what it is like to be a combat communications Airman for the day. Combat Comm provided hands-on experiences that showcased the physical, technical, and mental readiness of Combat Communicators.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Talenti)

Airman 1st Class Kevin Butler, 52nd Combat Communications Squadron airfield systems technician, briefs Reynolds Wolf, CNN meteorologist and correspondent, on the MSN-7 Mobile Air Traffic Control tower as Ferre Dollar documents the interview here March 28. A three-person CNN team visited the 689th Combat Communications Wing to experience what it is like to be a combat communications Airman for the day. Combat Comm provided hands-on experiences that showcased the physical, technical and mental readiness of Combat Communicators. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Talenti)

Reynolds Wolf, CNN meteorologist and correspondent, and Tech. Sgt Jeffrey Ogershock, 53rd Combat Communications Squadron radio frequency transmissions crew chief aligns Tropospheric Scatter terminal (TRC 170) as Ferre Dollar documents the training here March 28.  A three-person CNN team visited the 689th Combat Communications Wing to experience what it is like to be a combat communications Airman for the day. Combat Comm provided hands-on experiences that showcased the physical, technical, and mental readiness of Combat Communicators.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Talenti)

Reynolds Wolf, CNN meteorologist and correspondent, and Tech. Sgt Jeffrey Ogershock, 53rd Combat Communications Squadron radio frequency transmissions crew chief aligns Tropospheric Scatter terminal (TRC 170) as Ferre Dollar documents the training here March 28. A three-person CNN team visited the 689th Combat Communications Wing to experience what it is like to be a combat communications Airman for the day. Combat Comm provided hands-on experiences that showcased the physical, technical and mental readiness of Combat Communicators. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Talenti)

Reynolds Wolf, CNN meteorologist and correspondent, Tech. Sgt Patricio Escanilla, 5th Combat Communications Group combat readiness instructor, and instructors practice rush-and-roll tactical movement drills here March 28. A three-person CNN team visited the 689th Combat Communications Wing to experience what it is like to be a combat communications Airman for the day.  Combat Comm provided hands-on experiences that showcased the physical, technical, and mental readiness of Combat Communicators.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Talenti)

Reynolds Wolf, CNN meteorologist and correspondent, Tech. Sgt Patricio Escanilla, 5th Combat Communications Group combat readiness instructor, and instructors practice rush-and-roll tactical movement drills here March 28. A three-person CNN team visited the 689th Combat Communications Wing to experience what it is like to be a combat communications Airman for the day. Combat Comm provided hands-on experiences that showcased the physical, technical and mental readiness of Combat Communicators. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Talenti)

Reynolds Wolf, CNN meteorologist and correspondent, Staff Sgt Till Schanz, 5th Combat Communications Group combat readiness instructor, practice a cover-to-cover tactical movement exercise as Ferre Dollar, CNN photographer, captures the action here March 28. The three-person CNN team visited the 689th Combat Communications Wing to experience what it is like to be a combat communications Airman for the day. Combat Comm provided hands-on experiences that showcased the physical, technical, and mental readiness of Combat Communicators.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Talenti)
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Reynolds Wolf, CNN meteorologist and correspondent, Staff Sgt Till Schanz, 5th Combat Communications Group combat readiness instructor, practice a cover-to-cover tactical movement exercise as Ferre Dollar, CNN photographer, captures the action here March 28. The three-person CNN team visited the 689th Combat Communications Wing to experience what it is like to be a combat communications Airman for the day. Combat Comm provided hands-on experiences that showcased the physical, technical and mental readiness of Combat Communicators. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Talenti)

Staff Sgt Till Schanz, 5th Combat Communications Group combat readiness instructor, leads Reynolds Wolf, CNN meteorologist and correspondent, Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Rybold, Tech. Sgt Patricio Escanilla, and  other 5th Combat Communications Group combat readiness instructors in high crawl mud pit tactics here March 28. The three-person CNN team visited the 689th Combat Communications Wing to experience what it is like to be a combat communications Airman for the day. Combat Comm provided hands-on experiences that showcased the physical, technical, and mental readiness of Combat Communicators. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Talenti)
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Staff Sgt Till Schanz, 5th Combat Communications Group combat readiness instructor, leads Reynolds Wolf, CNN meteorologist and correspondent, Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Rybold, Tech. Sgt Patricio Escanilla, and other 5th Combat Communications Group combat readiness instructors in high crawl mud pit tactics here March 28. The three-person CNN team visited the 689th Combat Communications Wing to experience what it is like to be a combat communications Airman for the day. Combat Comm provided hands-on experiences that showcased the physical, technical and mental readiness of Combat Communicators. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Talenti)

Reynolds Wolf, CNN meteorologist and correspondent, expels water and mud from his ABUs after mud pit tactics here March 28. The three-person CNN team visited the 689th Combat Communications Wing to experience what it is like to be a combat communications Airman for the day. Combat Comm provided hands-on experiences that showcased the physical, technical, and mental readiness of Combat Communicators.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Talenti)
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Reynolds Wolf, CNN meteorologist and correspondent, expels water and mud from his ABUs after mud pit tactics here March 28. The three-person CNN team visited the 689th Combat Communications Wing to experience what it is like to be a combat communications Airman for the day. Combat Comm provided hands-on experiences that showcased the physical, technical and mental readiness of Combat Communicators. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Talenti)

Col. Joseph Scherrer, 689th Combat Communications Wing commander thanks Reynolds Wolf, CNN meteorologist and correspondent, for his efforts in telling the Combat Communications story here March 28. The three-person CNN team visited the 689th Combat Communications Wing to experience what it is like to be a combat communications Airman for the day. Combat Comm provided hands-on experiences that showcased the physical, technical, and mental readiness of Combat Communicators.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Talenti)
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Col. Joseph Scherrer, 689th Combat Communications Wing commander thanks Reynolds Wolf, CNN meteorologist and correspondent, for his efforts in telling the Combat Communications story here March 28. The three-person CNN team visited the 689th Combat Communications Wing to experience what it is like to be a combat communications Airman for the day. Combat Comm provided hands-on experiences that showcased the physical, technical and mental readiness of Combat Communicators. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Talenti)

Tech. Sgt. Aaron Arcega, 52nd Combat Communications Squadron cyber transport operator, briefs Reynolds Wolf, CNN meteorologist and correspondent, on the portable voice and data communications equipment, a key component to extend and defend the network here March 28. A three-person CNN team visited the 689th Combat Communications Wing to experience what it is like to be a combat communications Airman for the day. Combat Comm provided hands-on experiences that showcased the physical, technical, and mental readiness of Combat Communicators.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Talenti)
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Tech. Sgt. Aaron Arcega, 52nd Combat Communications Squadron cyber transport operator, briefs Reynolds Wolf, CNN meteorologist and correspondent, on the portable voice and data communications equipment, a key component to extend and defend the network here March 28. A three-person CNN team visited the 689th Combat Communications Wing to experience what it is like to be a combat communications Airman for the day. Combat Comm provided hands-on experiences that showcased the physical, technical and mental readiness of Combat Communicators. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Talenti)

Staff Sgt. Benjamin Holmes, 53rd Combat Communications Squadron Radio Frequency technician, briefs Reynolds Wolf, CNN meteorologist and correspondent, on the GMT (ground multi-band terminal) satellite system, a key component to extend and defend the network as Ferre Dollar documents the interview here March 28. A three-person CNN team visited the 689th Combat Communications Wing to experience what it is like to be a combat communications Airman for the day. Combat Comm provided hands-on experiences that showcased the physical, technical, and mental readiness of Combat Communicators.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Talenti)
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Staff Sgt. Benjamin Holmes, 53rd Combat Communications Squadron Radio Frequency technician, briefs Reynolds Wolf, CNN meteorologist and correspondent, on the GMT (ground multi-band terminal) satellite system, a key component to extend and defend the network as Ferre Dollar documents the interview here March 28. A three-person CNN team visited the 689th Combat Communications Wing to experience what it is like to be a combat communications Airman for the day. Combat Comm provided hands-on experiences that showcased the physical, technical and mental readiness of Combat Communicators. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Talenti)