New changes in effect for CBRNE Defense Awareness contingency training Published July 27, 2009 By Senior Master Sgt. Ron Redding 188th Emergency Management Fort Smith Air Guard Station, Ark. -- New training requirements that will have a unit-wide impact are now in effect. The 188th Fighter Wing Emergency Management Flight announced that personnel attending the required Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High-Yield Explosives (CBRNE) Defense Awareness Training will also need to complete the Air Force Counter-IED Awareness Course-v1 along with the new CBRNE Defense Awareness Course-v3. This is to fulfill the training requirements outlined in AFI 10-2501, Air Force Emergency Management (EM) Program Planning and Operations. The CBRNE Defense Awareness Course is divided into two parts: A web-based component through the Advanced Distributed Learning Service (https://golearn.csd.disa.mil/) and a hands-on demonstration performance component (CBRNE Defense Survival Skills) provided by the Installation Emergency Management Flight. Due to a greater emphasis on Improvised Explosive Device awareness training from Air Force leadership, the course owners have modified the content of the current web-based CBRNE Defense Awareness Course into two separate courses: CBRNE Defense Awareness Course-v3 (June 2009) and the Air Force Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) Awareness Course v1 (June 2009).