Frigid Archer challenges Air Commandos on Eglin Range

A CV-22 Osprey provided transport for Frigid Archer. Frigid Archer 2016 showcased the 1st Special Operations Wing "Anytime, Anyplace" motto during a weeklong exercise. Frigid Archer tested 1st SOW Air Commandos’ expertise through a myriad of operational and support requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tyler Placie)

A CV-22 Osprey provided transport for Frigid Archer. Frigid Archer 2016 showcased the 1st Special Operations Wing "Anytime, Anyplace" motto during a weeklong exercise. Frigid Archer tested 1st SOW Air Commandos’ expertise through a myriad of operational and support requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tyler Placie)

A 1st Special Operations Security Forces Airman scans his area of responsibility for threats during exercise Frigid Archer 2016 at Eglin Range, Fla., Jan. 9, 2016. Frigid Archer tested 1st Special Operations Wing Air Commandos’ expertise through a myriad of operational and support requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt. Tyler Placie)

A 1st Special Operations Security Forces Airman scans his area of responsibility for threats during exercise Frigid Archer 2016 at Eglin Range, Fla., Jan. 9, 2016. Frigid Archer tested 1st Special Operations Wing Air Commandos’ expertise through a myriad of operational and support requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt. Tyler Placie)

Master Sgt. Jason Evans, Tactical Flight Section Chief with the 1st Special Operations Communication Squadron, provides Self-Aide Buddy Care during exercise Frigid Archer 2016 at Eglin Range, Fla., Jan. 10, 2016. Frigid Archer tested 1st Special Operations Wing Air Commandos’ expertise through a myriad of operational and support requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tyler Placie)

Master Sgt. Jason Evans, Tactical Flight Section Chief with the 1st Special Operations Communication Squadron, provides Self-Aide Buddy Care during exercise Frigid Archer 2016 at Eglin Range, Fla., Jan. 10, 2016. Frigid Archer tested 1st Special Operations Wing Air Commandos’ expertise through a myriad of operational and support requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tyler Placie)

Members of the 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron transport a simulated casualty during exercise Frigid Archer 2016 at Eglin Range, Fla., Jan. 10, 2016. Frigid Archer tested 1st Special Operations Wing Air Commandos’ expertise through a myriad of operational and support requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tyler Placie)

Members of the 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron transport a simulated casualty during exercise Frigid Archer 2016 at Eglin Range, Fla., Jan. 10, 2016. Frigid Archer tested 1st Special Operations Wing Air Commandos’ expertise through a myriad of operational and support requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tyler Placie)

Staff Sgt. Genea Wright, Customer Support NCO-in-charge with the 1st Special Operations Wing Staff Agency, checks her radio during a simulated chemical attack as part of exercise Frigid Archer 2016 at Eglin Range, Fla., Jan. 9, 2016. Frigid Archer tested 1st SOW Air Commandos’ expertise through a myriad of operational and support requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tyler Placie)

Staff Sgt. Genea Wright, Customer Support NCO-in-charge with the 1st Special Operations Wing Staff Agency, checks her radio during a simulated chemical attack as part of exercise Frigid Archer 2016 at Eglin Range, Fla., Jan. 9, 2016. Frigid Archer tested 1st SOW Air Commandos’ expertise through a myriad of operational and support requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tyler Placie)

Members of the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron reload an M240B machine gun during exercise Frigid Archer 2016 at Eglin Range, Fla., Jan. 9, 2016. Frigid Archer tested 1st Special Operations Wing Air Commandos’ expertise through a myriad of operational and support requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tyler Placie)

Members of the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron reload an M240B machine gun during exercise Frigid Archer 2016 at Eglin Range, Fla., Jan. 9, 2016. Frigid Archer tested 1st Special Operations Wing Air Commandos’ expertise through a myriad of operational and support requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tyler Placie)

Members of the 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron plan dismounted-patrol operations during exercise Frigid Archer 2016 at Eglin Range, Fla., Jan. 10, 2016. Frigid Archer tested 1st Special Operations Wing Air Commandos’ expertise through a myriad of operational and support requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tyler Placie)

Members of the 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron plan dismounted-patrol operations during exercise Frigid Archer 2016 at Eglin Range, Fla., Jan. 10, 2016. Frigid Archer tested 1st Special Operations Wing Air Commandos’ expertise through a myriad of operational and support requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tyler Placie)

Members of the 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron provide cover during exercise Frigid Archer 2016 at Eglin Range, Fla., Jan. 10, 2016. Frigid Archer tested 1st Special Operations Wing Air Commandos’ expertise through a myriad of operational and support requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tyler Placie)

Members of the 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron provide cover during exercise Frigid Archer 2016 at Eglin Range, Fla., Jan. 10, 2016. Frigid Archer tested 1st Special Operations Wing Air Commandos’ expertise through a myriad of operational and support requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tyler Placie)

Airman 1st Class Sean Ludwig, radio frequency transmission apprentice with the 1st Special Operations Communications Squadron, installs satellite parts during exercise Frigid Archer 2016 at Eglin Range, Fla., Jan. 7, 2016. Frigid Archer tested 1st Special Operations Wing Air Commandos’ expertise through a myriad of operational and support requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tyler Placie)

Airman 1st Class Sean Ludwig, radio frequency transmission apprentice with the 1st Special Operations Communications Squadron, installs satellite parts during exercise Frigid Archer 2016 at Eglin Range, Fla., Jan. 7, 2016. Frigid Archer tested 1st Special Operations Wing Air Commandos’ expertise through a myriad of operational and support requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tyler Placie)

Airman 1st Class Richard Vosburg, fitness specialist with the 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron, places food into a heated container during exercise Frigid Archer 2016 at Eglin Range, Fla., Jan. 7, 2016. Members of FSS are trained int multiple specialties including fitness, cooking and mortuary affairs. Frigid Archer tested 1st Special Operations Wing Air Commandos’ expertise through a myriad of operational and support requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tyler Placie)
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Airman 1st Class Richard Vosburg, fitness specialist with the 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron, places food into a heated container during exercise Frigid Archer 2016 at Eglin Range, Fla., Jan. 7, 2016. Members of FSS are trained int multiple specialties including fitness, cooking and mortuary affairs. Frigid Archer tested 1st Special Operations Wing Air Commandos’ expertise through a myriad of operational and support requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tyler Placie)

Eglin Range, Fla. -- Airmen of the 1st Special Operations Wing and other Hurlburt Field units operated Jan. 6-13 from austere conditions here.

The combat deployment and employment exercise -- called Frigid Archer -- challenged Air Commandos to work from a bare-base set up, reinforcing the command's ability to operate "anytime, anyplace."

They performed operational and support requirements, which included flying, maintenance, base security, meal preparation, communications, chemical warfare response and self-aid and buddy care.

Units exercise Airmen’s ability to function in an operational environment as part of Air Force Special Operations Command's priority to "provide combat-ready forces."