489th RS: Stand up, start running

Wes Shover, a joint terminal attack controller expert from the base contractor Rally Point Management, prepares to act as an opposition force as an MC-12W Liberty intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft prepares to take off in the background at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Oct. 17, 2012. OPFORs are all current or prior Special Forces members who pretend to be the best bad guys they can be. They travel Beale’s 24,000 acres planting simulated IEDs, carrying inert rockets, and hide in vehicles or at shops around base, essentially playing an adult game of hide and seek. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shawn Nickel/Released)

PHOTO BY: Senior Airman Shawn NickelReleased
VIRIN: 121017-F-FT438-001.JPG
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