Members of Robins 5th Mob, or the 5th Combat Communications Group, are trained in technical fields, but at a moment's notice, they're expected to perform tactical roles.
The Combat Readiness School makes it possible.
13WMAZ went Behind the Lines to experience the techniques used to transform engineers into warriors, in just 11 days.
Recently, a training field on the backside of Robins, sounded and looked like a war zone.
Airmen Evan Lynn said, "The mortars are real. The bangs, everything's real."
The reactions, the adrenaline; the experience. The combat drill is as close to reality as possible.