For 7 days, civil engineers from the US and Canadian air forces are sleeping in tents and learning skills that could save their life and the lives of other military members.
It's part of a week long training program at Tyndall air force base, known as Silver Flag.
"The goal of silver flag is to bring all the airmen into a contingency environment, so they have the ability to deploy into an austere condition with all the necessary assets to build a base and build an airfield and a place to live. So they have to produce power, create water, transmit that power around the base. Deal with their waste. Deal with any emergency management issue. And essentially be able to take an air craft to an airfield and launch air craft missions anywhere around the world," said Major David Lee.
Tyndall along with Ramstein Air Base in Germany and Okinawa, Japan are the only 3 Silver Flag training locations in the world.