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May 10, 2013

99th GCTS trains defenders in urban tactics

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam

 
Security forces Airmen guard a building during an urban operations training course April 30 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. During the course, security forces Airmen are evaluated on how they enter buildings, handle detainees and react to attacks.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam

 
Security forces Airmen react to a detainee during urban operations training course April 30 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The course trains security forces Airmen, primarily Air Combat Command Airmen, but is open to all major commands on how to react to attacks, handle detainees and how to safely approach and secure buildings.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gregory Brook

 
Security forces Airmen patrol a village during pre-deployment training at the military operations in urban terrain training village outside of Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 30. The 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron integrated defense instructors’ mission is to ensure defenders from all major commands refine the expeditionary-skills necessary to effectively carry out missions in a contingency or peacetime environment.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam

 
Security forces Airmen discuss operation procedures during an urban operations training course May 1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Airmen are evaluated on setting up a perimeter and tactically patrolling the area.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam

 
A security forces Airman examines an unknown vehicle during an urban operations training course May 1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Airmen train and conduct simulated searches to gain experience, training and awareness when searching unknown and abandoned vehicles.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam

 
A security forces Airman provides cover for his squad during an urban operations training course April 30 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Instructors from the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron make the training as realistic as possible by throwing ground burst simulators to act as mortars and using simulated munitions such as special cartridges that fire colored paint filled plastic projectiles, which are used to mark targets much like paintballs.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam

 
Security forces Airmen perform a dismounted patrol during an urban operations training course May 1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron makes sure realism is a key element when conducting the course.

 




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