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August 2, 2013

SFS trains for real-world shooter

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Members of the 56th Security Forces Squadron recently completed active shooter scenario training at the Luke Air Force Base SFS training building June 19 and at the Phoenix Police Academy “shoot house” July 24.

“This is great, realistic training for our Airmen,” said Tech. Sgt. Ricky Glass, 56th Security Forces Squadron training NCO-in-charge. “We show them different scenarios and techniques active shooters have used in the past, and we teach them important room-clearing tactics.”

The first day was the classroom portion that provided the Airmen with the history of active shooters, different tactics and scenarios. The Airmen went over drills with no weapons inside of the SFS training building.

“The training was very informative and helped me learn new techniques to clear rooms, different ways to control my weapon and work with my fellow Airmen,” said Senior Airman Amanda Harrison, 56th SFS patrolman.

56th Security Forces Squadron personnel take down the “suspect” during a simulated active-shooter exercise June 28 at the Luke Air Force 56th SFS training facility.

During the second day, the Airmen applied the training from the first day where they performed realistic scenarios using “simunition” rounds, which are essentially paintballs. The scenario consisted of a variety of active-shooter situations and numerous role players.

“The training was great,” said Senior Airman Brandon Elderkin, 56th SFS combat arms training and munitions instructor. “I learned different tactics every time. Allowing us to use simulated rounds was great because it also helped give us a better understanding of what to expect in real world incidents.”

The two-day training provided the Airmen with knowledge of practical circumstances.

“I hope the Airmen will gain a better understanding of active-shooter scenarios,” Glass said. “This type of training is important for them to get that feeling of what it’s like when dealing with real-world situations, and to have a better perspective on active-shooter incidents.”

 

Senior Airman Derrick Corns, 56th SFS patrolman, searches Staff Sgt. Robert Degoey, 56th SFS, after apprehending him while clearing the building of suspects.

 

Airmen from the 56th SFS move toward a building with a simulated active shooter inside July 24 during an active-shooter training exercise at the Phoenix Police Academy shoot house. The Airmen had to clear a building of suspects and hostages.

 

Airman 1st Class Ouma Lehnoud, 56th SFS, dons protective gear July 24 prior to participating in active-shooter scenario training at the Phoenix Police Academy shoot house.

 

Airman 1st Class Curtis Varner, 56th SFS patrolman, moves toward the room where simulated gun fire was sounded during an active-shooter exercise June 28 at Luke Air Force Base.




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